Rustic LightingWant to feel like you are in the woods, or a simpler time, even in an urban or suburban setting? Rustic lighting will surely fill those needs. Based around wood fixtures or gas lanterns, among others, country lighting comes in a variety of designs. Whether you merely want a new chandelier or to change all the lighting fixtures in the house, Rustic light fixtures offer not only chandeliers but wall sconces, pendants, and even a large amount of rustic outdoor lighting to give that outside an appearance of comfortable country living. With countless choices, Rustic lighting reminds us of a time when craftsmanship was everything and we were a community, thriving together. Try a pendant light made of fake antlers and see how it gets the conversation started, making everyone feel like they are in some old cabin in the woods relaxing.
Think great outdoors or western- vacation lodge, ranch, country cabin, downtown old-town square. Sometimes our own back yard is a rustic oasis in need of proper illumination. Inside or outside lighting options are varied and options for country lamps and western lighting in particular are many. Rural is another traditional form, and can take on a rather modern look when desired. This look is often associated with fall décor, as the days shorten and more lighting is required for outside activity. Country style lamps incorporate such themes and materials as wildlife and antlers, natural tone and skin tone light coverings or lampshades, metal and/or wood lanterns with glass covers and often with specific design elements such as piney woods carvings of pinecones, trees etc.
The rustic look is often heavy, with thick furniture and hard floors. These naturally tough and durable qualities are softened with plush cushion and rustic lighting design elements. In larger areas such as common rooms or rustic living rooms and porches, chandeliers are used as the major focal light attraction while providing glare-free light to a specific area. Rustic chandeliers are also often heavy in appearance, fashioned of genuine or faux antler. Iron and other metals are also popular choices for country chandeliers, country table lamps, and sconces. Rustic pendant lighting fixtures are popular for porch areas or outdoor sitting areas. Remember to consider safety when decorating, especially in your neighborhoods at nighttime. The beautiful thing is that when you are choosing outdoor safety illumination, all design elements can easily be incorporated.