Any chandelier will evoke feelings of grace and charm to any room within any house. If you add a rustic feel to this scenario, then you may well imagine country farmhouses and green pastures. You can easily do this by installing a rustic chandelier, preferably amidst rustic surroundings. Of course, chandeliers are also meant to provide vital light and this can vary depending on the size of the chandelier. Rustic chandeliers can make or break the final design of the room, so it is important that you spend some time planning this carefully, together with all the other assets inside.
Once you have set your mind on what kind of rustic chandelier you would like, it is time to start thinking what you would like to decorate it with and which items you would like accompany with our new chandelier. Lighting fixtures can appear in a variety of forms and shapes, such as deer antlers or rusty metal. The older the fixture, the more rustic the decor, so you can even indulge in a wagon wheel, which, however, may tend to impose its large presence, or horseshoe chandeliers, which always provide a nice feel. Of course, you can simply stick to good old-fashioned leather or wood, as material and then decide on what kind of shape you would like, with oblong, round or square amongst the most common.
Like the majority of lighting fixtures, chandeliers need to fit in well with their environs. Tall ceilings would definitely benefit large chandeliers but be careful not to exaggerate with this calculation. Foyers are a great place to showcase your fixtures and decide what theme to present, as long as it doesn’t remain in stark contrast with the rest of the accompanying area.
As a general rule of thumb, the height of the base of your rustic chandelier should not be lower than 7 feet from the floor. The dimensions are essential to ensuring that the fixture will fit perfectly or stick out for the wrong reason. One good way to calculate the size of the base of your fixture is to measure the area beneath it – for example an area measuring 10 x 12 feet will add up to 22, so 22cms would be a good indication for the base.
To create a rustic feel you need to make sure that the colours you choose blend in with the outdoor theme, so bright and shiny colours should be avoided. Stick instead to earthy colours, such as green, red, brown or grey, to reflect the true colours of the image you wish to depict. Too much light will destroy the moment, so go easy on the size and power of the bulbs you opt for.