10 Farmhouse Lighting Ideas to Brighten Up Your Home

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Whether you're a fan of decor made from raw materials or simply love the look of rustic fixtures, a farmhouse-style light is a goofproof way to make a stylish statement in any room. To prove our point, we searched the market high and low and rounded up some of the chicest farmhouse light fixtures we could find. From concrete table lamps to candelabra chandeliers and beyond, here are 10 farmhouse lighting ideas that will instantly upgrade any space in your home.

1. Hang a Rustic Chandelier

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Nothing makes a statement in a room like an eye-catching chandelier. Do yourself a favor and employ a farmhouse-style chandelier, like this openwork wood stunner at The Home Depot, above your dining table to bring a rustic touch to the space.

2. Buy a Barn Light (or Two)

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A chic barn light-style sconce goes a long way in elevating a room. Mount an understated metal wall sconce (or two), like this brass pendant one at Birch Lane, above your nightstand or on either side of your sofa to create an ambient farmhouse lighting scheme in any room.

3. Try a Concrete Table Lamp

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Searching for an easy and affordable way to upgrade an end table? A table lamp composed of raw materials, like this modern concrete table lamp at All Modern, brings a dash of farmhouse-style drama to any surface (without overpowering the rest of the space).

4. Consider an Unfinished Semi-Flush Mount

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Never underestimate the impact of a rustic semi-flush mount. A caged ceiling light with a distressed finish, like this woodgrain semi-flush mount at Wayfair, turns a humdrum space into a contemporary farmhouse-style scene in seconds.

5. Go For a Wooden Floor Lamp

Few light fixtures offer more rustic charm than a sleek wood floor lamp. Look for a floor lamp constructed with natural materials, like this wood post and steel style at Shades of Light, to usher some modern farmhouse vibes into your home in no time.

6. Install Industrial Chic Vanity Lights

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Dreaming of a contemporary farmhouse-style bathroom but not sure where to begin? A set of industrial vanity lights, like this brushed nickel wire caged light fixture at Wayfair, brings a pop of rustic appeal to any size of bathroom.

7. Metal Pendants FTW

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You can always count on a good-looking metal pendant light to bring some rustic elements into a room. Consider an old-school iron style with a bronze or copper finish, like this classic pendant light at Pottery Barn, to forge a simple but sophisticated farmhouse lighting scene at home.

8. Mount Outdoor Wall Lanterns

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The only thing better than a pair of attractive lanterns flanking your front door are farmhouse inspired ones. Pick up a rustic wall lantern or two, like this clean-lined metal wonder at Wayfair, to welcome guests to your home in true farmhouse style.

9. Show Off a Candelabra Statement Light

iron candelabra chandelier
credit: Birch Lane

When all else fails, never forget the impact a modern candelabra chandelier can make in a room. A curvy candelabra-inspired statement light, like this aged iron illuminator at Birch Lane, brings instant rustic flair to any abode.

10. Employ a French Country-Style Kitchen Island Light

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Your kitchen island is brimming with design potential—it just takes the right light fixture. Invest in a rustic yet refined French Country style chandelier, like this reclaimed wood pendant light at Wayfair, to usher some modern farmhouse vibes into your kitchen.


Caroline Biggs

Caroline Biggs

Caroline Biggs is a writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Apartment Therapy, Refinery 29, and more.