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Shelly's Lodge Cottage Rustic Style Lighting Ideas
Chandeliers, Pendants, Flush Mount, Vanity and Sconce Lighting

Do you have a cottage that you would like to feel like a true Adirondack or Appalachian lodge? Or would you like to live that lifestyle every day...in your own home?

With a few home decorating tips and tricks, you can be on your way to living that dream!

A log cabin (house) - what are the words you think of? For me, the words are cozy and comfortable. Lots of wood both on the walls and the furniture, a stone fireplace and lots of cozy throws and comfy pillows.

You are surrounded by trees in a forest with a view out to a lake, and there is little noise with the exception of a few native animals. I am feeling more relaxed already :-)

Furniture is large, solid and heavy in appearance, i.e. oversized and overstuffed.

There are lots of natural materials all over - wood or stone on the walls, exposed wood beams, wood or leather furniture, slate or stone floors, natural wool throws, wrought iron or metal chandeliers, and other accessories made from natural materials such as pine cones, leaves, or even antlers.

For a deep and really rich lodge look, go for very themed fixtures and accessories. The light fixtures available today are fabulous and numerous - from antler chandeliers to faux twig vanity lights to black metal and mica sconces.

In this article, I will provide you with some great examples along with how they could be used effectively to give you that truly rustic lodge cabin feel.

Chandeliers - A great light fixture or chandelier on a chain from the vaulted / cathedral ceiling is a MUST in a lodge setting. There is nothing more perfect than a metal and antler chandelier - and yes, they are available for purchase from reputable dealers...and no, you don't have to collect them yourself.  Here is a beautiful example of a rustic metal and deer antler chandelier...

Wrought Iron Antler Chandelier

If you are not interested in having the look without so much theme, you can instead choose a light fixture made of metal and glass mica - still with some antlers for great rustic effect. Here is a beautiful example which still maintain that natural lodge feel without being overly log cabin themed...

Iron Chandelier w/ Antlers & Rawhide

New Artisan Chandelier

If your cottage cabin is already inundated with outdoorsy themed items or if you want only a hint of lodge, then you may be interested in a less themed type chandelier. Here are a few good examples. These could be installed in any home where you simply want a touch of that homey, outdoorsy feeling.

Iron construction with a rubbed bronze finish and an iron shade with mica panel inserts combine in the New Artisan Chandelier, giving this fixture unsurpassed style for any rustic decor.

For the pool billiard enthusiast - and cowboy on the side perhaps - why not choose a billiard light fixture adorned with a range scene complete with a cowboy, cows, bulls and more...

Trail Ride scene in exquisite rainbow torch metal art tops this billiard table chandelier with three barbwire accented shades in opaque off-white mica glass

Western Cowboy Pool Chandelier

Table & Floor Lamps - A necessity in most living, family or great rooms and bedrooms. Perfect for a soft ambient atmosphere.

Chaps Floor Lamp

This rustic floor lamp is actually made with a pair of  chaps. You can't get more rustic cowboy range lodge than this fabulous floor lamp.

If you are lucky enough to own a log cabin or have a cottage to decorate in this style, take advantage of all the wonderful rustic lodge themed home decorating and lighting choices available to you today. They are truly fabulous! See more rustic furniture, light fixtures and home accessories.

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