Trend Watch: Wood Lighting

Happy Black Friday!  Isn't this is the time of year when you just crave being cozy? 

Think rich textures, wood-burning fireplaces, and knitted blankets. There are are a lot of home decor products that fall under the category of cozy - pillows, throws, and bedding, to name a few. But what about lighting?

Do you ever really have the desire to curl up and read a good book - under a cold, chrome fluorescent pendant light? 

I've been really inspired by natural materials in lighting lately - namely wood. Rough wood textures, smooth bark, and elegant veneers have a warmth and natural beauty that's hard to ignore. Here's a round up of some lovely wood lighting fixtures (totally on-trend this winter) that have caught my eye as of late:

Polished wood ceiling pendant

Highly polished wood is so elegant, and contrasts beautifully with frosted glass and polished metals. Opt for woods with dark stain finishes, like walnut and mahogany, for that high-end, "luxury ski chalet in Vermont" look. 

Wood branch lamps

Playing up the natural form of branches and twigs is another modern twist on rustic wood lighting. The tripod base on this floor lamp has the feel of a tree bough with branches growing from it, and the playful resin base of this table lamp looks like a casually gathered bunch of twigs.

Wood veneer lampshades

Wood lampshades have such a warmth and sophistication about them, especially when the grain of the wood takes center stage. If a gorgeous real wood veneer lampshade is a little outside your budget, look for custom-made, giclee printed lamp shades for a dash of style that will do the trick!

For more inspiration and ideas check out these past post on faux bois and wood grain style.