Pick of the Week: Lodge/Rustic Style
Lodge and Rustic styles can encompass a few different varieties of techniques in lighting – whether you want to create the woodsy appeal of the Northwoods of Wisconsin or a rustic home in Colorado, you will need to find lighting with heavier lines. Most of these rustic pieces are defined by their heavier “weight” and simple construction. They help balance the rustic and heavy elements in a lodge.
Simple wood frames with candles like the Fredrick Ramond Jasper collection is one style to take when wanting to get that rustic vibe within your space. The candles on fixtures can be realistic looking or with a modern twist like those seen in the Jasper collection. Either way using candles-like bulbs versus more modern bulbs takes on the appeal of “roughing” it and will blend well in your home to create that lodge style. Another popular element in lodge style lighting is incorporating objects from the woods – this could be in the form of a rod iron branch or metal pine cones, even antlers like the Aspen and Lodge collection from Vaxcel Lighting. Nature-like pieces are rustic and simple in construction like the environment; the heavy repeating metal lines give the pieces weight.