Check Our Stunning Wine Barrel Chandeliers
For a really French country atmosphere take a look at our Wine Barrel Chandeliers. These unusual chandeliers are made from aged oak wine barrel slats and the steel bands that used to hold them together. The can be quite ornate in shape with multiple tiers and lighting arms. Most are fitted with S-curved arms and candelabra bulbs to complete the rustic countryside look. Candle sleeves can be added that have simulated wax drippings to complete the realistic effect.
While many have dark wood finishes and have iron with a well weathered patina, there are also some Wine Barrel Chandeliers with less distressed blond wood, or painted Wine Barrel Chandeliers. These are a beautiful choice for dining rooms and kitchens. Many are quite tall and designed for areas with high ceilings like entryways and foyers. But if that won’t fit in the area you are looking to enhance, there are also shorter, spherical Wine Barrel Chandeliers that are perfect for use with lower ceilings.
Many of these unusual lighting pieces with have the lighting arms within the interior of the chandelier itself. Not all of these fixtures will have the old fashioned rustic candle holders. Many of these will have glass globe shades or candle sleeves with regular bulbs for a more modern look. Some Wine Barrel Chandeliers will have lighting arms that extend outside the piece for an even bigger statement for a room.
What a perfect addition to a new home in a large foyer or entryway! Because they are so large you can easily fill up a large space with the clean lines of a Wine Barrel Chandelier. As a general rule of thumb, you want to fill large spaces with Chandeliers that are at least one-third of the space to be lit. This way large areas will look balanced and will have enough illumination for the room.
The aged oak wood comes from the barrel with a natural curve that lends itself well to a variety of geometric shapes. Not just oval shaped like the original wine barrel, they will come in pear shapes, curved bells and flattened ovals. Many of these beautiful lighting fixtures resemble ornaments hung from a tree. The wood is steamed and reshaped once taken from its original shape. The lower curves on some Wine Barrel Chandeliers will actually resemble a swag. Because these are large statement pieces that can have a lot of weight, most Wine Barrel Chandeliers should be professionally installed.
To complete this rustic look you could pair these Wine Barrel Chandeliers with candle light wall sconces for an entryway or hallway. Please visit our Candle Light Chandelier section to see the variety of lighting fixtures available there. Many of these Wine Barrel Chandelier designs have been featured in many interior design magazines. Now you can have that same look for your own home with a lot less fuss and expense. The graceful lines of a Wine Barrel Chandelier will add beauty and a unique style to any room in your home.