Lighting is an important factor in any interior design project. The lighting in a room can help create a mood, highlight space and even make a room feel larger. Lighting in your rustic home needs to be functional while creating a comfortable atmosphere. Before you start hanging drapes and picking out furniture here are a few different types of lighting you can use to accent your decorative style:Sconces:
Sconces are a great way to add localized lighting. In smaller spaces, like hallways and bathrooms, it offers enough light to see and adds the charm of specially designed lighting units. This charming sconce, the Mica Iron Abbey Wall Light
, looks great in bathrooms, hallways and bedrooms. The simple design adds the rustic feel without overwhelming other design elements. You can pair sconces with ceiling lighting for alternative lighting options at night.Ceiling Lights:
Ceiling lights are generally considered functional lighting. This type of lighting is used to help provide visibility. However, just because something is functional doesn't mean it can't look good too. Your ceiling like can be a focal point in the room. You'll need to decide if and how the size of your furniture will impact the choice you make. Most ceiling lights sit close enough to the ceiling that you'll have plenty of room. However, some designs like this Kami Small Semi Flush Mount
hang lower. Not only will this impact the size and location of your furniture, it should impact the colors and style as well.Chandeliers:
Chandeliers are different from ceiling lights in that that hang rather far below the ceiling itself. This is a great way to add elegance to a room. Chandeliers typically invoke the thought of luxury, so this is a great way to make a room feel more expensive than it really is. A chandelier will be a major focal point in your room. If you choose a simple chandelier you can add more touches throughout the room. A garish, or more eye-catching chandelier should be paired with simpler furniture and décor to balance out the living space.Lamps:
Typically, table lamps are used in bedrooms and living room areas. However, you can use smaller table lamps in a bathroom or powder room, hallways and even kitchen areas. Table lamps are a simple way to bring extra lighting to a room and add unique design elements. The great things about lamps is that you can find smaller, delicate lamps that are great for a small hallway table or tall, elegant lamps that add a lot of light to a larger living space and blend in with the rest of the decoration. You can even personalize your lampshade. Lamps are a fun way to bring out a rustic feel because you can choose a lamp that features bears or trees and it will feel whimsical and understated.
Using lighting to create a comfortable living space is a great way to make your design pop. Lighting is a key design element. Think about it: nightclubs use colored lights and strobe lights for a more upbeat atmosphere, a spa is more likely to use light, recessed lighting for a relaxing atmosphere. Use lighting to your benefit and your rustic room will look even better.