As far as cabins and lodges go, the chandelier is the interior focal point. The hardwood floors, reddish natural wood walls, stone, area rugs, and décor are all illuminated by a stunning hanging centerpiece. Whereas flush lighting is designed to light down, chandeliers project light in all directions. The space is made to feel larger by lighting the entire room – especially the inaccessible parts, such as ceilings and high walls. Most lodges feature spacious, open ceilings with large thick beams and gables. All the more reason to make sure they are well lit.
When thinking about a Rustic Lodge Chandelier, the main considerations are:
If you choose a chandelier that is too large for the room, you’ll have the opposite effect, rather than highlighting how spacious it is. It will engorge and cramp the setting, becoming too much of the focal point. Give the light a little bit of room to travel up, out and down. If there is ample vertical space, think about a two- to three-tiered chandelier. Many chandeliers ornament the three-dimensional space with twisted antlers, branches adorned with leaves and pinecones, lighted glass acorns, and spindly pine needles.
The most impressive marriage of luxury and cabin aesthetic is an antler chandelier. Formed carefully in the tapering shape of a multi-tiered chandelier, the antlers subtly hide the bulb sockets. Given their naturally lighter color than most wood selected for cabins, the chandelier becomes much brighter than varieties made of dark metal and chains. Other options include frosted glass, wildlife silhouettes including bears, fish, and deer. Wider chandeliers resembling tree branches feature lantern-style lights. Rustic Lodge Chandeliers come in widths of 20" to 112" in., and range in height from 42" to 202" in.