There is something oh so charming about living in a cottage…or living in a home with rustic style, for that matter. Cottages have a comfortable, easy to live in feel. They are filled with wood, warm colors, and fabrics like linen, burlap, and wool. Whether you dwell in a cozy cottage or simply want to incorporate the natural and enchanting elements of the style, there are many options for lighting to take into consideration.
Cottage style has a great combination of whimsy, rustic qualities, and natural influence. It can incorporate a combination of old and new; cottages tend to be layered with items from the past as well as the present. Utilizing an eclectic mixture of light fixtures and lamps can really enhance the overall look of your space.
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Tiffany lamps are a staple when it comes to cottage style. They have the old fashioned feel (even if they are new pieces), and seem to tell a story with their bright colors and patterns. Plus, Tiffany lamps cast a softer glow in the home, which lends to the cozy feel of the cottage style.
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To add to the whimsy of a rustic cottage, consider adding a chandelier as a light fixture. A chandelier can look stunning in a cottage bedroom space. Alternately, placing a chandelier in the dining room is another striking option. The contrast between a sparkling chandelier with a casual wooden dining table combines contemporary with rustic.
One more option for lighting in a rustic cottage involves metal. Barn-inspired lighting has become popular recently, and it definitely has a place in cottage decor. Pick out a few pendant lamps to accent your kitchen – they are simple, rustic, and functional!
In the end, when you are considering rustic cottage style, make sure to create a space that is comfortable and easy to live in. A cozy abode can definitely be achieved with the right lighting and decor!