Rustic, Country Living: Farmhouse Style Lighting Guide

Rustic, Country Living: Farmhouse Style Lighting Guide

As soon as you step into the doorway, you can smell the aromas of a blueberry cobbler baking away in the oven; suddenly you feel the warmth that coming home is all about. The rustic farmhouse style sets out to achieve a rich and inviting atmosphere from The moment you enter your home.

With the rustic farmhouse style the emphasis is placed on natural beauty, through architecture, décor, furniture, and fixtures. This guide will explore the best of these fixtures, and shine the light on other specific characteristics of rustic farmhouse style. Come on in and take a load off.

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What is Rustic Style Lighting?

Pictured is a country style entry way with a wooden wall, wooden bench, and red accents such as boots and a checkered blanket.

Rustic lighting is a wonderful way to bring country farmhouse style into your home. Farmhouse lighting fixtures bring a soothing atmosphere with their soft glow and rugged look. From rustic wooden wall sconces to bold wrought iron country chandeliers, the best of rustic lighting is here to put the finishing touches into your country home.

With the right décor and a little bit of patience, any room can be transferred into a cozy and rustic getaway. The right kind of fixtures will help to bring the best lighting and the best color temperature to keep your little hideaway cabin comfortable and well-lit. They can also make your guests feel right at home too.

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What are Characteristics of Rustic Style?

With rustic style pulling from natural inspiration and a rich ambience, here are some characteristics you can expect within many rustic style homes:

      • Wooden floors, walls, beams, and furniture
      • Wrought iron fixtures
      • Rusted textures and aged patina
      • Earth toned color palette
      • Textiles with country farmhouse patterns
      • Leather and soft textured fabrics like wool, cotton, or linen

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Pictured is a rustic design pattern wtih a flower.

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Rustic Lighting Product Spotlight

 Pictured is a black six-light chandelier with twig-like structure.

Featured in Tiny House Lighting: The Best of Bold Design, the Quoizel Thornhill Chandelier was chosen for the rustic lighting spotlight for its naturally inspired appearance which is elegant and primitive in design. The Thornhill is also noted for its exposed bulbs which add a simplistic touch, for its ETL damp approval which allows this fixture to be placed both inside and in some outdoor locations, and lastly, for its alignment with several Lighting Trends of 2018.

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Rustic Chandeliers

With over 200 rustic chandeliers available, variety is truly “the spice of life.” Ranging in design, bulb output, finish, and more, rustic chandeliers add the perfect focal point to any dining room, entry way, or bedroom. They also work well with other farmhouse style fixtures.

Pictured is a Feiss F3133/5DWK/SGM Angelo Chandelier, 5-Light 300 Total Watts, Distressed Weathered Oak/Slate Grey Metal.

Another fabulous lighting fixture is the Feiss Angelo. The Angelo has metal chains in a western bronze finish and other components are comprised of aged wood accents. This piece is the perfect blend of wood and metal. The Angelo Chandelier brings an old feel and a warm light with its five almost medieval-looking candelabra style bulbs.

Pictured is a close-up tilted angle view of the  Angelo Chandelier, 5-Light 300 Total Watts, Distressed Weathered Oak/Slate Grey Metal.

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Rustic Pendants

One of the most beautiful things about rustic pendant lighting is that you can cluster several pendants together for more light and an elevated style, or you can simply add a single pendant to a room for the perfect balance. Pendants are similar to chandeliers in this way. Rustic pendant lighting showcases the best of wooden housing, wrought iron finishes, and country style.

Pictured is a Kichler 43435AUB, Colerne Square Pendant, 2 Light, Auburn Stained.

Bringing an antique appeal to rustic lighting is the Kichler Colerne Pendant. This delicate, little lantern pendant embraces understated elegance and boasts a beautiful flea market find-feel that this 1 light mini pendant from the Colerne collection brings to your space! Natural wood with an Auburn Stain creates the look of a reclaimed wooden box up cycled into something that’s at home in both a rustic lodge or a New York loft.

Also available is the Quoizel Squire and the warm Feiss Allier, which are both great choices with a similar decor for your rustic design. There are many options available when it comes to using a pendant to light your country home.

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Rustic Outdoor Lighting

Rustic farmhouse style isn’t just for your home’s interior. With rustic outdoor lighting you can easily carry over the country style and wonderful feeling of comfort to your patio, pergola, or entryway. Rustic outdoor lighting offers form, function, and a beautiful design to embrace the best of farmhouse appeal. There are even outdoor fan options with that antique rustic feel that are perfect for summer cabins.

Pictured is a Murray Feiss OL10600DWZ Shepherd Outdoor Wall Sconce, 1 Light 75 Watts, Dark Weathered Zinc

The Feiss Sheperd Outdoor Wall Sconce - A one light outdoor wall fixture in dark weathered zinc creates a warm and inviting welcome presentation for your home's exterior. It also features a decorative shepherd's crook, a latched and hinged front door panel, an inner Case White glass shade, Clear Seeded outer glass to create the visual appearance of vintage gas lanterns.

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Rustic Wall Lighting

When you are looking to bring further farmhouse style with subtle and smaller fixtures, rustic wall sconces are the perfect choice. Rustic wall lights not only bring the perfect amount of light to powder rooms or hallways, but they also illuminate and highlight any pictures or décor that are on nearby walls. They can also serve as a primary light source if you have a premium on space. This is especially true with the tiny house movement going on that we mentioned before.

Pictured is a black and brown wall sconce with angled arms, a two-light wall sconce, and a wrought iron wall light.

The Kalco Vine is an amazing and intensely unique wall piece that will get people talking for sure. I mean, really, what even is that?

Pictured is a black and brown wall sconce with angled arms, a two-light wall sconce, and a wrought iron wall light.

Showing a combination of rustic and industrial appeal, the Kichler Colerne comes in either an auburn stain or pewter stain and is ETL approved for damp locations. With black metal accents, the Colerne comes to life and has a very warm presence.

Also available is the Minka Lavery Compositions and the Quorum Baxter.

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Rustic Lamps

Perfect for corners of the room that need a little extra lighting, rustic lamps certainly add to the farmhouse feel and range from simple and southern to an intricate, country inspiration. Lamps with natural and metal elements can also be added to modern rooms to bring the perfect touch of warmth!

Pictured is a Minka Lavery 10373-0 Ambience Table Lamp, 1-Light 150 Watts, Hand Painted Wood

Also available and featured above is the Minka Lavery Ambience and the Quoizel Union Station.

Pictured is a Kalco 872PD, Ponderosa Tall 3 Way Table Lamp, 1 Light, 150 Total Watts, Ponderosa

At 35 inches in height, the Kalco Ponderosa is an absolutely gorgeous table lamp. With a base that has been modeled after a pine tree and a leather wrapped shade, the Ponderosa truly stands out with a unique design and a country feel that will leave an impression on your guests.

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Rustic Ceiling Fans

Pictured is a wooden ceiling fan surrounded by wooden walls, shelves, and country décor.

If you are missing a focal point, a cool breeze, or simply circulation in general, rustic ceiling fans can serve as a wonderful option to tie the entire room together. Featuring wooden blades, warm finishes, and great CFM ratings, these ceiling fans bring additional beauty and richness to the rustic farmhouse style.

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Pictured is simply a rustic pattern incorpoarting leaves.

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Rustic Ceiling Fans Product Spotlight

Pictured above is a large ceiling fan with a dark finish and several thin wooden blades.

If you are looking at the Quorum Windmill and saying “wow,” you are absolutely right in doing so! This damp rated gem comes in a 60 or 72-inch blade span and features 15 weathered oak blades. It should seem fairly obvious why this is the rustic ceiling fan spotlight already! This giant windmill fan produces a high CFM rating of 6,475 and its DC motor allows all of this great airflow with minimal energy consumption.

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Rustic Ceiling Fans with Lights

Rustic ceiling fans are beautiful additions to the home, and lights can take them even further in appeal. Not only do rustic ceiling fans with lights bring a cool breeze and farmhouse style, but they also add a focal point and lighting to the room.

Pictured is a Hunter 53200, Italian Countryside 52

The Hunter 53200 Italian Countryside collection 52" indoor ceiling fan (with fan & light pull chain control and light) in Cocoa uses Incandescent light output and brings Antique style. This fan includes Five Reversible Cherried Walnut / Dark Walnut Blades and the hanging height is 20.7". The voltage is 120 volts. The Hunter 53200 down light requires 2 bulbs (included).

Also available is the Craftmade Katana 72" High Airflow Ceiling Fan.

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Rustic Ceiling Fans without Lights

For anyone who already has lighting, or simply prefers ceiling fans without lights, rustic ceiling fans without lights offer a large selection of finishes and a lot of country appeal.

Pictured Minka-Aire F846-DK Wave II 60

Wave II is a 2-blade addition to the distinctive designs of the Wave and the Light Wave series. The uncompromising design, though minimalistic, provides maximum air flow while becoming a conversation piece to enjoy for years to come.

Also available is the Casablanca Fordham and the Savoy House Danville.

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Rustic Outdoor Ceiling Fans

If you’re searching for comfort on your patio or porch and you're looking to bring farmhouse style as well, rustic outdoor ceiling fans are certainly the way to go. With a range of blade styles, UL listings for wet or damp locations, and beautiful housings, rustic outdoor ceiling fans help with cooling the area down and escalating your country appeal.

Pictured is a wooden ceiling fan with four shaded downlights, a wooden fan with black housing, and another wooden ceiling fan with Edison bulb lighting.

Perfect above a long oak picnic table or wrought iron furniture on the patio is the Quorum Galveston Patio. With styling reminiscent of a lantern, the Galveston Patio is perfect for those mid-summer days and nights. This fixture has five walnut blades, a toasted sienna finish, and full-range light dimming.

Also available and featured above is the Casablanca Commodus and the Westinghouse Quince. For a guide of other top outdoor fans please check out our blog Outdoor Whirled: The Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans.

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Rustic Hugger Ceiling Fans

When you’re looking to cool down your living room or dining room, and you love a rustic style , but you don’t have the space due to low ceilings, then rustic hugger ceiling fans are the perfect option to explore. These fan options will allow you to show off your country design while working within a limited space. To learn more about hugger ceiling fans and some of our most popular hugger ceiling fans make sure to check out our blog The Best Huggers are Actually Fans.

Pictured is a Hunter Newsome Ceiling Fan

The Hunter Newsome is a phenomenal rustic hugger ceiling fan due its LED lighting, sophisticated design and casual appeal. The Newsome has five reversible blades. This gorgeous ceiling fan is perfect for a room that is about 50 square feet by 100 square feet as it produces a 3,578 CFM.

Also available and featured above is the three-blade Matthews Irene and the slim Quorum Barclay.

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Rustic Ceiling Fans with Remote

Every day ease of access and control is becoming more important which is why many people are looking to purchase ceiling fans with remotes. Rustic ceiling fans with remotes not only bring farmhouse style but keep things even simpler by providing control at the touch of a button.

Pictured is a Hunter 59420 Coral Bay 52

The Coral Bay chandelier inspired ceiling fan features a lantern style light fixture with three vintage LED Edison bulbs encased in seeded glass. The noble bronze ceiling fan finish complements your rustic, farmhouse decor. This rustic ceiling fan is damp rated for use in covered porches and patios as well as indoor spaces like living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens, and last but not least,the remote comes with a preinstalled receiver for easy installation.

Also available is the Monte Carlo Dylan and the Savoy House Hyannis.

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This guide to rustic farmhouse style is the second in a series of style guides we have developed for our readers! Our first style guide was the Tuscan Style Lighting Guide which shares quite a few similarities to the rustic style. Feel free to check it out! Additionally, our experts are always one call away from helping you make your home just the way you want it. Our number is 1-800-724-5501.

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