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Apr 27, 2018

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Say “Ahoy” To 9 Nautical Lighting Fixtures We Love

rustic nautical lighting fixture in a yard

Once thought to be mainly for beach houses or coastal cottages, the use of nautical lighting fixtures has become an increasing trend in the design of any room of a house. They are the perfect pick to give your home a beach or sea-like feel – without being at the shore! There are a number of varieties of these uniquely designed fixtures that a person can choose from when it comes to the nautical lighting style, but here are our top nine fixtures that we have found that people love!

Nautical Lighting Fixtures We Love – and You Will Too

a Quoizel New England Mini Pendant1. Quoizel New England Mini Pendant

Quoizel NA1510 New England 10-Inch-Wide 1 Light Mini Pendant

This seemingly small nautical lighting fixture can pack a huge punch when it comes to decorating a kitchen island or dining table. Styled after the lighting fixtures that were found in the ocean liners of The Roaring ‘20s and 1930s, it is perfect for compact spaces that require a touch of a classy seaside feel.

This Quoizel Mini Pendant is also a study in sophistication and, featuring a brushed nickel finish and acid-etched glass, this compact nautical ceiling fixture looks timeless in any light. It’s particularly well-suited to kitchen applications when installed in multiples.

Kichler Caparros Bath Vanity Light2. Kichler Caparros Bath Vanity Light

Kichler 45133 Caparros 24-Inch-Wide Bath Vanity Light

Perfect for homeowners performing bathroom renovations, this style of nautical vanity lighting is flawless for any type of open, lighter-colored bathroom. Featuring three fixtures as well as a brushed nickel finish, this Kichler nautical vanity lighting fixture weighs only 7.50 pounds but looks and feels like a substantial, eye-catching piece. This Kichler fixture is sure to give any bathroom a look worthy of everyone from Captain Ahab to Captain Hook.

a Quoizel Crusade Outdoor Wall Light3. Quoizel Crusade Outdoor Wall Light

Quoizel CSE8404 Crusade 8-Inch-Wide 1 Light Outdoor Wall Light

Who says that the nautical lighting style needs to be confined to the inside of a home? Not us! This outdoor light will not only welcome your guests but emit an abundance of light regardless of where it is placed, even in extreme temperatures. Crafted from an advanced composite material, the Quoizel Crusade Wall Light boasts the looks of an antique without the inevitable corrosion risks.

Available in Earth Black and Palladian Bronze, this elegant exterior delivers its impressive illumination thanks to its clear seedy glass panes. Expansive 7-inch backing plates provides plenty of support for years of reliable service from these nautical outdoor lighting sconces.

ELK Lighting 8 Light Mini Chandelier4. ELK Lighting 8 Light Mini Chandelier

ELK Lighting 15903-8 Pearce 13-Inch-Wide 8 Light Mini Chandelier

Nothing sets an inviting mood like a chandelier regardless of the architectural setting it’s being used in. This nautical chandelier boasts a matte black 31-inch hoop and eight 60-Watt bulbs for superior illumination. Supported by a sturdy chain and natural rope, this 8-light chandelier can be designed with or without glass around the lighting fixture based on your theme. It would be an especially beautiful addition to any living room or dining room.

a Maxim Lighting Maritime Island Light5. Maxim Lighting Maritime Island Light

Maxim Lighting 20524 Maritime 7-Inch-Wide Island Light

If you want a kitchen row-lighting solution that always impresses your fellow sailors, Maxim’s Maritime Wide Island Light is the fixture for you. Available in Wenge and Polished Nickel or Antique Pecan and Satin Brass, this wood-and-metal fixture is a great fit for many design schemes. It houses four 60-Watt bulbs for the best overhead illumination possible. This kitchen island light will equally bring to life a darker, richer room or a light and bright setting.

Sea Gull Lighting Sebring Outdoor Post Lamp 6. Sea Gull Lighting Sebring Outdoor Post Lamp

Sea Gull Lighting 8269 Sebring 11-Inch-Wide 1 Light Outdoor Post Lamp

No matter which deck you’re stationed on, this outdoor post lamp will definitely be a shining light through the maritime darkness of your backyard. The perfect complement to any summer gathering under the stars, this Sea Gull Sebring Outdoor Lamp Post boasts an industry-standard 3-inch fitter and comes in Black, Brushed Stainless and Weathered Copper finishes.

A 100-Watt bulb casts a wide halo across outdoor spaces in all weather conditions. Whether your grill is port side or starboard, you’ll love having this post light up your Memorial Day barbecue or other summertime festivities.

a Troy Lighting Norfolk Outdoor Wall Light7. Troy Lighting Norfolk Outdoor Wall Light

Troy Lighting B3262 Norfolk 10-Inch-Wide 2 Light Outdoor Wall Light

Easily one of the coolest nautical outdoor wall lights on the market, the Troy Lighting Norfolk model is a steampunk fan’s dream come true. The Centennial Rust finish and Frosted Pressed Prismatic glass give it an air of old-fashioned refinement you won’t often in many other exterior light fixtures. Its two 40-Watt bulbs deliver subdued but ample lighting for outdoor walkways of all kinds.

a Varaluz Rio Lobo Bath Vanity Light8. Varaluz Rio Lobo Bath Vanity Light

Varaluz 286B04 Rio Lobo 27 Inch Wide Bath Vanity Light

If lighting plays a major role in your bath relaxation regimen, the Varaluz Rio Lobo Bath Vanity Light should be high on your bathroom renovation shortlist. Featuring rich dark oak accents on top of a black metal frame, it looks like something out of a Sherlock Holmes tale, in all the best ways. Measuring 27 inches across and just 7 inches deep, this nautical vanity light is an easy install if you don’t have a lot of room to work with. Worth the investment? That’s elementary, my dear Watson. It certainly is!

a Visual Comfort Chapman Stanway Wall Sconce9. Visual Comfort CHD2050 E.F. Chapman Stanway 4-Inch-Wide Wall Sconce

Visual Comfort CHD2050 E.F. Chapman Stanway 4-Inch-Wide Wall Sconce

For the ultimate in nautical wall sconces, the Visual Comfort E. F. Chapman Stanway is one of a few options worth considering. Buyers get the enticing choice between Antique Nickel, Antique Burnished Brass, Bronze and Polished Brass finishes as well as crisp white or clear glass shades. A fetching but relatively inconspicuous backing plate allows this sconce to pair well with any home decor. Designer lighting, seaside style.

The team at Capitol Lighting wants to thank you for joining us on this guided tour through nautical lighting and we appreciate that you kept your hands and feet inside the boat at all times. If you saw any light fixtures you loved or want more nautical lighting inspiration, we encourage you to hop on over to to view more of our beautiful lighting fixture options!

– The Capitol Lighting Team