Rustic Lighting Style Guide

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Rustic lighting is a great way to achieve a warm and cozy feel in your home. If your space tends to be more classic or traditional, rustic pieces can give a homey, comforting look and feel.

Rustic chandelier by CrookedWood

Rustic Lighting Styles

When it comes to rustic design in general, it’s all about bringing the outdoors inside. The foundation of rustic style is comprised of natural materials and earthy textures. Rustic interior design style is inspired by the rugged charm of the American frontier.

Rustic light fixtures tend to include distressed and vintage finishes such as antique bronze. Wood materials, and use of iron and reclaimed material are also signature elements of rustic style fixtures. Shades featuring warm tones, leather or rawhide and natural fiber papers make rustic style inviting and versatile.

Interior design styles that often feature rustic lighting include ranch style, Western, mountain house and vintage farm, just to name a few. Envision a lodge or cabin in the mountains, or a charming countryside retreat - and rustic lighting will blend in perfectly with the surroundings.

Rustic Juniper Floor Lamp by CrookedWood

Rustic Lighting in Different Spaces

Keep in mind that rustic lighting is not limited to a specific interior design style. Rustic pieces can find their way into decor schemes ranging from classic to modern. A rustic chandelier situated above a traditional dining room table exudes a timeless allure. On the other hand, warm rustic lighting adds charm and complements a modern space.

Rustic Lighting for the Foyer and Entryway

Give your guests a warm welcome into your home with an inviting foyer sconce or chandelier.  This reclaimed wood tequila barrel stave and crackled glass sconce add a warm glow to any entry or hallway.

Rustic wall sconce by CrookedWood

Rustic Lighting for the Kitchen

Rustic kitchen lighting will help you achieve the trendy farmhouse look. Wood bar stools and cabinets pair perfectly with vintage finishes and hardware. Proper light is important in the kitchen for safety reasons, so be sure to avoid creating a space that is dark and dreary. Copper is particularly popular in rustic kitchens to add a pop of color or to match the cooper pots and pans that often adorn cabin kitchens.

Rustic Copper Pendant Light by CrookedWood

Rustic Lighting for the Bedroom

In a room that should always be warm and cozy, rustic lighting is a great addition to any bedroom. Whether you are decorating a master bedroom or a guest room, a rustic table lamp can instantly add charm and character to your bedside. Wooden dressers, cowhide rugs, neutral colors and comfy pillows give life to a relaxing space that captures all of mother nature’s beauty.  

Rustic Table Lamp by CrookedWood

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