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Rustic wall lights – Cottage-style meets urban elegance
Move over urban modernity, rustic chic is the next big trend. These days, it’s all about a modern version of the cottage style that plays with contemporary, Nordic elements in a big city setting. As always, it’s the lighting that can make or break the effect. As wall lights are placed at eye level, it’s essential to get them right if you want to truly create a cottage style atmosphere in your home.
What distinguishes the cottage style?
Cosiness and a closeness to nature are important elements in a modern cottage-style home – combined with clear structures and trendy accessories. And what’s a cottage-style home without materials such as wood, ceramic, glass and iron?
How high should you hang a wall light?
We recommend not to hang lights at a height that allows you to look directly at the bulb, as this may blind you - a light outlet that points upwards or downwards is the best solution. Install them in the upper third of the wall just about eye level, creating a pleasant indirect light ideal for a cosy cottage-style home.
Tip: There’re wall lights that don’t blind you even when the bulb is visible – those with a frosted lampshade, for example. This shade covers the bulb to remove the glare but doesn’t affect brightness too much.
How do you install a wall light?
Install your new rustic wall light around 5cm above eye level to prevent the bulbs from blinding you. It’s common to install lights between 1.7 and 1.8m. Please make sure that you have read the specifications and safety guidelines in the instructions provided. If you’re at all unsure, consult a qualified electrician to perform the installation.
Do any rustic wall lights come in the colour white?
The cottage style and the colour white go hand in hand, with ceramic being the most commonly used material. This is because ceramic fits perfectly in a pretty cottage-style kitchen but also looks great in the living room or dining room – especially in combination with vintage wooden pieces. White glass with an alabaster design is suitable for a cottage-style home too, as bright tones can be easily integrated into the rustic style.
Do any rustic wall lamps come with a switch?
Yes, of course. Use the “With switch” filter to search for cottage-style lights that have a pull or toggle switch on the light itself. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our specialist advisers. You can find their contact details below.
Do you have any iron wall lights in a cottage style?
The cottage style often evokes images of rustic, antique pieces – a vibe that iron wall lights complement perfectly. If you’re looking for something special, simply use the search bar to find the right iron light for you. A wide range of wall lights are available that fit well in any modern cottage-style apartment – or a rural farmhouse of course!
What about rustic torch lights?
Wall torch lights don’t just belong in castles or palaces, they can also be integrated into a charming cottage-style home. In spite of their slim shape, they add a rustic touch to any room and are a real eye-catching piece. You can find a versatile selection of torch lights in our web-shop.
Still have questions about the modern cottage style? Our specialist advisers are here to help. Get in touch on +353 1 699 2138 or use our contact form. We’re happy to help.