Light fixtures are everywhere to be found, so we completely understand if choosing a new one turns out to be a challenge for some of our readers. It’s not easy choosing a fixture considering that it has to offer just the amount of light you need, not be tiring for the eyes, and also match your existing decor.
It might seem like a lot, but it’s not the most complicated thing in the world. With the many different material options out there, wood light fixtures are worth discussing because they bring a natural appeal to the room, something that strikes differently compared to the other options. Ready to talk about it some more?
Top 3 Picks
Customer’s Choice: Lerman 4 – Light Lantern Square / Rectangle Chandelier
“Adjustable hanging length is great and where mine hangs it reflects a cool pattern up on the ceiling. Great quality piece, highly recommended.” (Customer review)
Best Overall: Fleury 6 – Light Candle Style Empire Chandelier
With a perfect balance between price and quality, the Fleury chandelier offers rooms for six accent light and equips and adjustable length chain.
Best with Dimmable Lights: Bach 6-Light Shaded Wagon Wheel Chandelier
“Added just the right amount of ambiance to our dining room. Dimmable bulbs make it very warm and inviting. Looks like candlelight when they are dimmed.” (Customer review)
Caring for a Wood Light Fixture
When you have to clean a wood light fixture, you have to treat it pretty much as you would treat any piece of wooden furniture. First of all, you have to be extra careful when cleaning if you’re not going to move the wooden part of the fixture from the base, as you don’t want any water or moisture reaching the wires.
As far as cleaning tools are concerned, anything like a feather duster or a microfiber cloth should help you remove dust from the wood fixture, while a soft brush can help you get rid of debris, grime, or other things that might accumulate on the surface of the material.
Whenever you’re cleaning a light fixture, whether it’s made from wood or some other material, make sure that you avoid any liquid, turn off the lights and, if possible, remove the shade from the rest of the fixture to make it easier to clean.
DIY Wood Light Fixture
When it comes to wood that you can use to make a light fixture, your options are pretty much unlimited. There are so many projects that can teach you how to make a bed lamp by drilling a hole in a wooden bowl or how to paint wood pallet planks and use them to make an interesting floor lamp.
If you are the least bit interested in the idea of making your own wood light fixture, we came across a tutorial that you’re sure to like. To bring the project to life, you are going to need a wooden slab (which can be in the color of your choice), light housing and LED Edison bulbs (depending on how long the wooden slab is, you can place multiple light housings – this project uses three of them), a chain to use to hand your fixture, hardware pieces that include wiring and wire connectors, hook screws, and varnish for the wood.
The full tutorial for making a wood light fixture can be found here.
Best Wood Light Fixtures
First product of the day is this gorgeous wood chandelier that acts as a lantern and a pendant, which is what makes it look so very exquisite. Even with the distressed wood appearance, this is a product that makes the room look more sophisticated, being a true eye-catcher for all your guests. Even so, it is a much better match for a room decorated in farmhouse style. What’s even more interesting is that you can mount this as a chandelier but also as a semi-flush. It supports three bulbs of a maximum of 40 W each.
Another gorgeous chandelier with wooden accents and candle-style bulbs is the Fleury. It is a hanging ceiling-mounted fixture that comes with an adjustable chain, allowing you to remove the links to make it shorter if needed. The frame is made from wood and the curved design makes it look exquisite. There is a metal ring that supports the six curved arms, offering housing for six light bulbs with a maximum wattage of 25 W each.
When we think about chandeliers, we often imagine them with curves and drum-shaped silhouettes, but the Basinger is here to show you there is no limit when it comes to the design of a light fixture. Perfect for hanging above the kitchen island, this chandelier is designed from a combination of metal and wood, offering an industrial-style option for those that could use one to complete their decor. It houses up to five lights with a maximum of 60 watts each.
We follow up with another gorgeous chandelier that’s absolutely worth the money. It is another one of those pieces that immediately catches the eye when you enter the room, offering a delightful sight in a product that combines a wooden body with a metal chain dropping down from the ceiling. With a distressed antique white finish, this ambient light is compatible with candle-style bulbs, supporting up to five of them at 60 watts each.
Another chandelier that uses wood in its construction and manages to do so in a very intriguing way is the Rachael. This natural wood chandelier is designed to offer a rugged appearance but using gorgeous-looking elements. We’re still debating on whether it resembles a bunch of exploding fireworks or the meanest snowflake ever seen. Either way, it can support up to eight bulbs with a maximum wattage of 60 W each.
The Bargas is a chandelier that can really make a statement in your dining room or living room, especially since it has all the right elements that are bound to draw attention. It is a six-light chandelier with curved arms and adorned with wooden beads that cascade from the top. The arms are placed around a wooden ring and offer housing for six 40-watt bulbs.
The Marley globe chandelier is made from kiln-dried aged oak. The role of the process is to strengthen the wood and make it less prone to cracking. The design of this chandelier is absolutely gorgeous and would fit well in both modern and traditional-style homes. While the globe is made from wood, the fixture itself is made from sturdy metal and the six ramifications are compatible with 60-watt mini bulbs.
If you liked the rectangular chandelier we showed you earlier but felt that it was too big for what you need, how about exploring the Lerman? This square-shaped piece brings forth a wooden lantern-shaped design that hangs from an adjustable metal chain. This hardwired piece can hold up to four lights with a maximum wattage of 25 W each.
For people looking to add sophistication to a cottage or rustic setup, the Bach chandelier is definitely the right piece. Similar to a wagon wheel, this round-shaped piece offers a metal ring that supports the six lights attached to it using metal brackets. The look is complete thanks to the embedded rope that surrounds the hanging rods. The six bulbs are all protected with clear glass shades. The maximum wattage for each bulb is 60 W.
Coming in strong at 28.4” H x 24.8” W x 24.8” D, this is another gorgeous globe chandelier that hangs from the ceiling from a metal chain. The wooden sphere offers housing for five bulbs with a maximum wattage of 40 W per bulb. Designed from birch wood and rich in elements that include teardrop crystals and distressed metal features, the fixture offers dimmable lighting and comes with an adjustable chain.
This adorable lantern-shaped pendant has a distressed look which is what makes it so unique and suitable for certain types of room decors. Inspired by the design of traditional street lights, the romantic allure of this piece is what makes it so exquisite. Inside the fixture, you can find room for four light bulbs, provided they don’t exceed 60 watts per piece.
With retro-industrial vibes, the Siford chandelier is a playful-looking geometric pattern made from natural wooden pieces. The lamp-style lights hang from the metal chains, with each bulb being housed by clear glass shades. There are a total of eight lights to work with, which should illuminate a medium-sized room without any problems.
Made from a combination of wood and steel, this is another industrial-style lighting fixture that looks absolutely amazing. It is easy to install and the lights come with cords that allow you to wrap them around the wooden beam so they can hang as low or as high as you want them to. The fixture is compatible with eight 60-watt bulbs and measures 3.5” H x 32” W x 5” D overall.
For those of you with farmhouse interior decoration, we have another cool-looking product to talk about: the Fennimore chandelier. This drum-style chandelier comes with a beautiful curvy wood design that looks cozy and gorgeous. Measuring 18” H x 15.9” W x 15.9” D and available in a stunning antique white finish, this chandelier offers housing for three light bulbs with a maximum wattage of 40. The metal chain is adjustable by simply removing the links.
The last product on today’s list of best wood light fixtures is certainly a very colorful option for you to consider. Forget everything you thought you knew about what a wood light fixture is supposed to look like because this really is something else. Unless you have a room with different eye-catching colors, the Clifton chandelier will be the first thing to notice when walking inside. The empire silhouette of this chandelier has a shade that brings together a complication of blue-hued wooden beans that come in contrast with the metal frame adorned with red beads. The fixture supports one light bulb with a maximum output of 40 watts.
Part of having a welcoming home is about investing in products and decor elements that make it feel cozy or that give you a sense of belonging to that specific place. Wood light fixtures can contribute to creating the cozy atmosphere, so if there is the slightest chance that they could match your existing decor, you should give them a chance and browse the product we’ve shown you today. Who knows, you might end up falling in love with them like we did.