Are You Feeling A Bit Country?
Country Style Chandeliers can encompass many different styles of lighting fixtures. Rest assured, whether you are looking for a rustic, western themed, lantern styles or antlers, you will be able to find a beautiful Country Chandelier for your home. Country Chandeliers evoke a relaxed grace and elegance that used to represent the social standing of the wealthy at their country estates. They couldn’t take their large statement pieces with them to the country so they had smaller ones that filled the space and still spoke to their social standing.
Country Chandeliers echo the rough materials found in these country environments. You will see open ironwork as well as distressed wood and oversized hardware like rivets and nails. There are also more delicate fixtures in this collection that will have simple, graceful appointments to match almost any interior design scheme. Many of the more rustic country themed chandeliers with the rough or distressed finishes will have candelabra bulbs or candle sleeve shades for an authentic look. Most of these chandeliers are more suited to up lighting a large open area. There are also numerous Country Style Chandeliers that will have downward directed light for dining and entryways.
In the country collections simplicity and efficiency of lighting is the key. That is why so many of these styles fit so nicely with existing decors. The delicate scrollwork and light feeling of the multiple arms gives an airy look to your dining room. With the addition of clear glass globes you will have a beautiful, warm light to entertain with. For a softer, more muted light you can get an opaque glass shades in a variety of colors and shapes. Many of these will almost look like a Colonial or Williamsburg Style Chandelier.
Country Chandeliers can even be found in Italian and French country styles to match your home’s architecture or interior design perfectly. Mediterranean style home are great settings for Italian Country Chandeliers inspired by the Tuscan countryside. French Country style is influenced by the vineyards and rustic countryside of France. Many of the finishes are lighter in color and some are even painted, adorned with flowers and birds. These can also be found in lovely cut glass or crystal to brighten up your dining room or entryway.
Table and desk lamps can be found with the same painted finishes to match your French Country look. Shades for these lamps made in silk or other fabrics will enhance the French theme. These are a great way to illuminate a dark corner or eliminate dark shadows in a larger room. Think of how cozy your favorite chair will look with a country lamp on a side table for reading.
There are many matching lighting fixtures to add to your Country Chandelier choice that will complete the look. Wall sconces and other hallway up lighting pieces will lend a warm, inviting feel to your home. Whatever style of Country Chandelier you choose, it will surely speak to your sense of taste and style.