Lighting is a very important aspect of any dwelling and should be chosen wisely. The correct choice and placement of lighting fixtures will ultimately enhance your decorating scheme and can often be the item that ties everything together. There are many things to be taken into consideration when you are choosing the lighting for your lodge. When you are choosing chandeliers, sconces, lamps, vanity lights or any other type of light fixture you should always consider your decorating theme, the location and use of your lodge, and the overall ambiance you are going for.
Whether you are decorating a fishing lodge, a hunting lodge or a mountain lodge retreat, there are plenty of excellent lighting choices available to you. Nowadays the internet has eliminated the need for running around from store to store to find the items you are looking for. With the click of a mouse you have convenient access to the best decorative lighting on the market.
The first thing you want to consider is the type of lodge you have. For example a hunting lodge with a rugged décor calls for lighting that is more rustic and perhaps animal oriented. In this case you may want to consider one of the many striking deer or moose antler chandeliers
. A company called Cast Horn Designs
manufactures a wide array of reproduction antler lighting. If you are looking for authentic antler chandeliers those are available as well. Montana Antler Chandeliers creates heirloom pieces crafted from naturally shed antlers so no two pieces will be exactly alike. Wild West Designs
is another great choice for authentic antler lighting choices.
There are also some more traditionally styled lighting choices for a hunting lodge that make perfect accents for bedrooms, sitting areas and even bathrooms. Colorado Rustic Lighting
makes some beautiful lighting choices depicting outdoor scenes, various wildlife, pine cones and other nature scenes to illuminate and accent your lodge. The Old Hickory Furniture Company offers a line of natural hickory wood lighting
choices. Each piece is made from hickory saplings with shades in various natural materials such as rawhide, buckskin or bark. If neither of these suits your fancy then check out the offerings available from Shadow Mountain
, Coast Lamps
or Steel Partners Lamps and Lighting
. Both of these offer a less rugged yet still rustic selection of lighting options.
If you happen to be decorating a fishing lodge you may want lamps with a nautical theme or fish themes. Coast Lamp Manufacturing Company is a family owned business that offers a variety of choices including lighting with boat paddles and fishing poles as well as a nice line of outdoor themed lamps. You may also want to explore some of the fishing style choices from Colorado Rustic.
Perhaps you are decorating a romantic mountain lodge. You could certainly explore any of the options already stated above and find something that would work. You could also create a colorful, elegant ambiance with selections from Dale Tiffany
, Meyda Tiffany
. Each of these companies offers a wide selection of stunning art glass creations that will definitely light up the décor in any room. Don't discount these companies when decorating a more masculine area such as a billiard room or game room. They have some billiard and card game inspired choices that make great focal points without destroying the "man cave" atmosphere.
Suffice it to say there are plenty of lighting choices out there to suit any type of lodge style you wish to create. Choose your theme and let your fingers do the walking as you explore the illuminating world of lodge lighting.