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Rustic Pendant Lighting – A classic touch for a modern country home

Wooden features, solid metal elements and white ceramic details, beams, floorboards and fireplaces – all the hallmarks of a rustic country style or cosy cottage vibe. But it’s the lighting that makes a home a home, and nothing looks better than a rustic hanging light in any room of the house!

What distinguishes a cottage-style home?

Wood, wood, and more wood. You simply can’t go wrong with wood in a cottage-style home. But don’t forget about solid metal elements, ornate glass accents, and fine ceramic details. This is the more rustic cousin of the modern hygge style and not too dissimilar from the shabby-chic charm of the vintage style, all of which rely on tried and tested features used but in a trendy way.


Are there any height-adjustable cottage-style pendant lights?

Imagine a rustic pendant light hung above a solid wood dining table. If this sounds like the epitome of elegance to you, you’re in luck. But it gets better! Simply choose a model that’s height adjustable – and you’ll have total flexibility. Select the “Is height-adjustable” filter to view all models with this feature. If you have any further questions, our specialist will be happy to help - just get in touch using the contact details below.

How high should pendant lights be hung above a table?

If you hang your pendant light too low, it won’t look right – you won’t be able to see who’s sitting opposite and you might hit your head as you sit down. We recommend hanging your light around 80-100cm above the table. The great thing is that you can always adjust it to suit the situation!

Are cottage-style pendant lights suitable for the kitchen?

Absolutely. Imagine a large eat-in kitchen with an inviting dining table, the kind you’d expect in a country home – it’s just calling out for a cottage-style pendant light! Rustic hanging lights are suitable for smaller kitchens and dining tables,too. Consider hanging one over the kitchen counter or in the middle of the room.

pendant lighting country rustic

pendant lighting country rustic

Which materials are used for cottage-style pendant lights?

Wood, copper, brass, iron – the list goes on. Ceramic and glass also come to mind when you think of a cottage-style home. Use the “Material” filter to find out which materials are typical of this style of hanging lamp and check the boxes that match your personal tastes.

Can LED retrofits be used to complement the cottage style?

Yes, they can. While large, rustic hanging lights in a cottage-style home seem to go hand in hand with good old-fashioned light bulbs, you can actually achieve the same effect with LED technology. For all the ordinary sockets, there’s a modern LED bulb in the style of a traditional light bulb with a compatible socket. These are known as retrofit bulbs.

Still have questions about cottage-style pendant lights? Our specialists are here to help. Simply get in touch on +353 1 699 2138 or use our contact form. We’re happy to help!

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