When it comes to finding the right lighting style to match your decor and personal taste, there are a lot of choices on the market. For those looking for a charming addition full of character and life, rustic style lighting may be the perfect solution. Did you know the term rustic style lighting isn’t as clear-cut as you might think? There is more than one way to define this style of lighting. Let’s take a closer look at the three main types of rustic styles.
The first type of rustic style lighting can be seen in fixtures where the design includes elements of nature into the fixture. A few examples of this would be a fixture in a chandelier style with deer antlers throughout the design, lamps with wood grained bases to resemble trees or other obvious references to natural elements through tone or texture in the design. These options are more old-fashioned and commonly seen in cabins looking for a nature-infused rustic style.
Cowboy and Western Inspired
The next type of rustic style lighting is inspired by the old west. Made with features such as wagon wheel designs, unfinished wood elements, intricate patterns similar to horseshoes or other iconic imagery related to cowboys, as well as the look of aged metals against glass for contrast. The tones of these designs are all made in muted brown tones and usually use incandescent bulbs in warm temperatures for an old-time feel. This type of rustic style lighting is often seen in locations looking for a classic western vibe.
Barn and Farm Styles
The most popular and most commonly seen rustic style is the farmhouse or barn styles. These are usually light fixtures designed to give an aged appearance that brings a lot of charm. Many of the design elements are made to mimic classic designs of the past in both shape and details. For instance, gooseneck barn lighting is a prime example of this type of rustic style. With a large rounded shape with the bulb placed at the base, this design is usually in classic metal tones such as copper, bronze, black, or white, to create a throwback look that has become beloved by modern consumers. This type of rustic lighting extends beyond gooseneck lighting alone. This category of rustic lighting can also be seen in the use of old-fashioned farm elements such as mason jar style glass housing for lamps for a throwback to an American staple of many farms.
Rustic style lights is a broad term which can be applied to a range of lighting types. It can be found in elements such as the use of curved metal scrolls in dark tones in a chandelier style to the use of beige blown glass in a wall sconce design. Rustic is more of a feeling of old time charm coupled with elements of the past than just one particular look.
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