Cottage lighting is often layered, which means there are several styles of light fixtures used throughout the home and even within the same room.
Sunny days provide plenty of light for your cottage home. During the evening hours or overcast, rainy weather days, cottage style lighting brings warmth and charm to every room of your home. Nothing brings more coziness to your home than decorative lighting.
Let’s take a look at these twelve home lighting ideas to get you inspired.
Twelve Home Lighting Ideas
1.) Add romantic chandeliers to your bedrooms and dining room. Chandeliers have long been used by royalty, but can also be incorporated into a casual cottage setting. If desired, the chandelier can be painted white to match the ceiling. Couple it with a simple or ornate ceiling medallion for a stunning ceiling accent.
A great cottage lighting idea are chandeliers. Interior decorating chandeliers can be found at your local flea market or at your home improvement store brand new. If you opt for a new fixture, keep in mind that you can distress or age it with paint to fit in nicely with the overall cottage decor.
2.) Make your own lamps from unusual items. Light kits are readily available from a home improvement store. Use pottery jugs, crocks, coffee pots, vases, bottles, canning jars, baskets, teapot, or vintage looking pitchers as the lamp base and then top with a lampshade covered in fabric to coordinate with the other fabrics in the space.
3.) Pendant lights work well in a cottage bathroom, kitchen, or foyer.
4.) Floral frosted glass light fixtures offer soft light and a romantic flair to a bedroom or bathroom.
5.) Lantern-style chandeliers are popular for country cottage style lighting. Burnished bronze and wood coupled with the light colored lanterns is beautiful. Lantern style pendant lights work wonderfully on a porch or enclosed patio too.
6.) Consider rewiring an old table or floor lamp and outfitting the shade with cottage style fabric. Add buttons and trim details or hang small items from the bottom of the lampshade such as prisms, beads, crystals, or unused keys.
7.) Keeping with the light and airy feeling for a cottage home, install white ceiling fans with a light kit. The individual glass light bulb covers should be white too.
8.) Decorative wall torches and wall sconces also bring plenty of light into your cottage home and add a decorative accent as well.
9.) Vintage light fixtures found at flea markets or estate sales can be rewired and brought back to life with a little polish and paint.
10.) Some retro pendant lights work well within a cottage decorating scheme.
11.) Victorian-style light fixtures are often seen woven into a cottage lighting plan.
12.) Candles are another popular cottage lighting option for cottage style homes. Real candles always work well, but flameless candles are another viable and decorative option available as well. Add candles to any room of the home for instant ambiance or relaxing atmosphere.
The cottage style lighting you choose for your home should reflect your personality, just as with the rest of the decorating elements in the home.
Cottage style is all about bringing the old and new together, so don’t be afraid to find a new fixture and make it look old or purchase an old light fixture and bring it back to life again. Both work well within cottage home walls as decorative accents and to provide the light needed in the home.