3 Tips for Picking Out the Perfect Rustic Light Fixture

If you want to change your home decor, check out our tips on choosing the best rustic light fixture.
3 Tips for Picking Out the Perfect Rustic Light Fixture

Last update: 22 July, 2019

Rustic light fixtures are love at first sight. They have a beautiful visual appeal that makes them a decor element to consider for any room. If you’re thinking about buying a rustic light for your home, we suggest reading our tips in today’s post.

We’ll give you a much better idea of what kind of light fixture will best suit your home and the features it should have. Make a smart purchase and enjoy your rustic decor.

1. First, measure the height of your ceilings

Before you buy a rustic light, measure the height of your ceilings. While this is something you should do before making any light purchase, it’s especially important for rustic options.

You have to know the height of your ceilings in order to choose a light in an appropriate size

Rustic light fixtures tend to be bigger in both width and length. Measuring the height of your ceiling and calculating the size of an appropriate lamp is fundamental for picking out the models that can actually work in your room. Additionally, having an idea of the ideal size  will help you narrow down your options, making for an easier final decision.

rustic light fixture size

A light fixture that’s too long won’t make for a comfortable setting and will get in the way. In addition, you also have to think about the proportions of the different elements in your room. A big light fixture in a small room won’t look good.

2. Check the light intensity

Rustic light fixtures are usually made with wood, metal, rope or other materials like wicker. They also often have a lampshade or something similar to cover the lightbulb. While they look very nice, you have to remember that this isn’t always a good thing.

All of those materials and elements usually create a rustic light that doesn’t offer proper lighting, even with multiple bulbs. In view of that, we recommend testing the light intensity before you buy.

To test the light efficiently, have a clear idea of where you want to install the light fixture beforehand and what kind of lighting you will need there. For example, if you plan on installing the light in your home entrance, cellar or living room, a weak light source might not matter too much.

On the other hand, if you want to light up your kitchen, dining room or another space where light intensity plays an important role, we recommend looking for a rustic lamp that can provide the light you need.

3. A rustic light that suits the size of your room

As we’ve mentioned already in other posts, there are no rules in the world of Decor. Thanks to this, you have so many possibilities and are free of limits and barriers when decorating a space.

However, if you want conventional decor rather than riskier, bolder options, you need to think about proportion. Keeping the proportions of your elements balanced will make sure nothing stands out, creating a comfortable, pleasant home setting.

rustic lamp proportion

We recommend choosing a rustic lamp that is appropriately sized for your home to maintain a decor balance. While you have to consider proportion before buying any kind of lamp, it’s especially important for rustic varieties because they generally attract more attention due to their materials and size.

Rustic light fixtures usually feature heavy materials such as wood or iron, which give them more presence. That added presence often makes them seem bigger than they actually are.

Rustic lamp fixtures are always a great idea. We love them because they’re sturdy, gorgeous and timeless. Follow our tips to find the perfect one and make your room stand out with gorgeous lighting.

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