If you enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, spending time in the beautiful solitude of the mountains and exploring the wilderness, you will probably love rustic decor. Rustic lighting incorporates the materials, designs and history of the great outdoors and the western lifestyle.
Common materials used in rustic lighting are wrought iron, antlers, mica and rawhide. Painstaking detail goes into the design and craftsmanship. Large rustic chandeliers are commonly found in lodges, cabins and log homes. Most of these types of fixtures need a high ceiling and a lot of space. For lower ceilings, a mounted ceiling light or hanging lamp works best. Rustic wall sconces and lamps work well for accent lighting.
Animals such as deer, elk, moose, buffalo, wolves, bears and evergreen trees are popular designs used in rustic lighting. Native American art and designs are also common, as are cowboys and horses. Since deer and elk shed their antlers each year, these can be collected to make stunning chandeliers and lamps. Rawhide and mica are commonly used for lampshades. Rawhide lamp shades look great natural or they can be painted to display beautiful western or Native American designs.
The highest quality rustic lighting is usually handmade right here in the USA. Most designers are willing to take custom orders, so your lamp, chandelier or light fixture will fit in your home the way you want it to. They will also work with you to come up with the exact design and look you want, so you can have a one of a kind item in your home. It might cost a little more but it is well worth it.
Whether its nature, the western lifestyle or Native American art and history, or all of it that appeals to you, rustic lighting makes a great addition to your home. You can find some great ideas browsing through rustic or log home decor magazines or on the internet with rustic and western decor websites.
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