Rustic lighting can create just the mood you are trying to achieve for your log cabin, ranch, or lodge. Used effectively it can can create a sense of warmth and intimacy.
A wide variety of unique and creative lights are available so you can really express yourself and have some fun finding the perfect lighting.
There are three types of lighting to consider.
General - This is the light you need to to find your way around and to function in each room or area. Usually these are overhead or wall mounted light fixtures. See our hanging lights and rustic chandeliers.
Task - This lighting supplies ambient as well as task light. It is should be immediately over or adjacent to the user. It may be hung from the ceiling, mounted on the wall, on a table or desk, or a free-standing floor lamp. For example, you would use task lighting to enjoy a good book by the fire.Check out our rustic cabin lamps and country floor lamps.
Accent lighting - This lighting is used to create a mood or highlight a specific feature. For example, you would use mood lighting to draw attention to a stone feature wall.
"Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
Elements of rustic lighting can include
You can also convert old brass candle holders, oil or kerosene lamps, hurricane lamps, and tin lanterns to electrical lamps but it's a good idea to keep a few oil lamps in their original working state to use if and when the power fails.
Love them shades!
Lampshades can really make a statement. You can get shades with wildlife and animal motives to coordinate with the theme you've chosen for your home. Skin lampshades can transform a lamp's light into a warm, soft light that can rekindle memories of a simpler and earlier time.