It’s summertime, folks! The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and you’re ready to get outside and breathe as much fresh air as you possibly can. In many situations, this involves trekking into the wilderness and relishing nature in all its grandeur. But, packing up the car and heading outdoors isn’t the only way to experience summer.
At Anteks Home Furnishings, we know how to bring aspects of nature into your home to build the ideal summertime space. All it takes is the right rustic western lighting to get a down-home feeling that’s stylish, fun, welcoming, and perfect for all kinds of occasions.
How Do You Know If Something Is “Western”?
In a nutshell, a Western-style harkens back to the wild west era. During this time, people had a special relationship with nature. Ranchers and cowboys who called the rugged plains and deserts their homes depended heavily on the animals and natural resources around them.
Fast forward to today and you can incorporate characteristics of the wild west into your home for a cozy and charming atmosphere. If you’re unsure what Western design encompasses, here are some telltale elements to look for:
- Woods, rocks, metal, and leather
- Earth tones with pops of bold oranges, reds, blues, and greens
- Native American accents
Rustic Western Lighting
Lighting is a crucial component in home design since the lamps and fixtures you use can make or break a space. Not only does lighting affect how open an area feels, but also it sets the overall mood.
With a Western motif, you want to utilize warm lighting because golden tones complement the rich color palettes. Also, lights that are too bright tend to foster a cold and stiff environment which is the exact opposite of what you want in the summer.
One of the best parts of the summer is the long days that bring on the warm nights. It’s when you can truly show off those barbecue skills. But, the best burger in the world won’t see the light of day if your guests are left in the dark.
Most likely, your visitors have certain expectations for outdoor gatherings: They want to feel like they’re enjoying nature while experiencing as much comfort and convenience as possible. While the outdoor furniture you choose is certainly important, the key to an inviting open-air space is rustic western lighting. Of course, we have suggestions for accomplishing this goal.
Antler Wall Sconces
Wall sconces made with naturally-shed antlers are great for creating a sense of rustic elegance. As an example, the Anteks collection includes a rustic antler wall sconce with antler-lined candelabra sockets. It provides the ideal amount for light for darker spaces such as front and back porches.
When it’s time to sit around the outdoor table with some dinner and drinks, it’s a good idea to utilize soft lighting. Candles are a fantastic way to set a peaceful mood in a backyard seating area. When you add the Western spin, it’s even better.
Naturally-shed antlers make another appearance here. A solid pewter candleholder affixed to a genuine deer antler is a perfect mix of ruggedness and sophistication. Plus, it’s guaranteed to be the topic of at least one conversation.
Also, if you want to strategically place candles around the yard for a wider range of warm lighting, a small antler candlestick with attached sconce and drip pan works really well. With smaller pieces, it’s easy to collect and use more than one. (Just remember to keep an eye on open flames.)
Indoor Rustic Western Lighting
Certainly, there’ll be times when the party moves inside. Western-style lighting helps guests seamlessly transition between the exterior and interior of your home. The serenity of nature can be carried through to all your indoor spaces.
When dealing with the home’s interior, multiple warm light sources can be used to generate “layers”. For instance, a deer antler chandelier can be a focal point of a room while a standing lamp occupies the corner and a small lamp lives on a sofa table. In addition, you can place candles on the mantle or coffee table.
Really, the possibilities are endless which is why Antkes has an extensive inventory of lamps, candlesticks, and lighting fixtures. Below are just a few examples of what you can mix and match:
- Farm post floor lamp
- Fly rod and reel table lamp
- Twin double-barrel shogun table lamp
- Duck lamp with plaid linen shad2
- Eagle carved moose lamp
- Stag sconces
- Fallow deer antler chandelier
Why Choose Anteks For Your Home Furnishing Needs?
Simply put, it’s in our blood. For over three decades, we’ve been a go-to source for all things rustic and western. Our team has helped a seemingly countless number of customers create the living spaces of their dreams.
What’s more, we’re Texans and we experience summers that are second to none. From plains and prairies to rivers and lakes, we have a never-ending source of creative inspiration. It’s why folks love our products and designs!
With all that said, we’ll let you get back to planning the ultimate summer party.
Would you like to learn more about the rustic western lighting at Anteks? Or, maybe you’re in need of some design advice? Feel free to send us a message or give us a call at 214-528-5567.