Recently, wood lamps are no longer considered something too extravagant. Now this is a completely familiar interior detail that is in great demand among buyers. Such popularity is explained by the fact that wooden lamps, especially hand-carved ones, are able to create a unique warm atmosphere in the interior of home rooms, as well as in offices and public institutions such as cafes, restaurants, museums, libraries.
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The main advantages of wooden lamps are natural material, ease of installation and operation, as well as aesthetic effect. In addition, during the production process, such products are coated with special solutions that can prevent deformation of the wood structure and the appearance of harmful insects.
Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of using wood as the main raw material for the manufacture of lamps.
- Environmental Safety. The tree does not contain synthetic impurities that can be hazardous to human health. During processing with wood, there is a minimum of modifications;
- When heated, the tree releases a number of substances useful for the human body. It has a particularly positive effect on patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases. Therefore, we can safely say that wood has a healing effect, especially when it comes to conifers;
- You can create a product of any shape from wood. Any design idea will be embodied in the skillful hands of the master;
- Wide range of applications. Luminaires made of wood are suitable for use in almost all types of interiors. They can have a wide variety of shapes (round, square, in the form of a bar, etc.) and fit into all styles;
- Aesthetic effect. A lighting fixture made of wood always looks soundly and elegantly. Wood looks harmoniously next to objects made from other materials, such as plastic, glass or metal. Embedded design elements will not create a feeling of clutter, but, on the contrary, will beneficially hold together the entire design structure.
- Low level of fire safety. The wood ignites easily and the fire spreads rapidly. That is why wooden lamps cannot be placed in those rooms where open flame sources are located (fireplaces, gas stoves, etc.);
- A favorable environment for insects. Indeed, wood is a very attractive material for termites and other small pests;
- High sensitivity of the material to sudden temperature changes and fluctuations in the level of humidity of the environment. Therefore, it is highly undesirable to install wooden lamps in the kitchen or bathroom.
The disadvantages of using wooden lamps can be minimized by using special solutions that protect the wood structure from deformation.
To avoid the occurrence of various dangerous situations when using wooden lighting fixtures, it is necessary to follow a number of simple rules:
- install the appliance at a safe distance from sources of open fire;
- the ideal place in the house to place a wooden lamp is in rooms with an optimal level of humidity and temperature;
- do not install incandescent lamps in wood lighting fixtures - they can heat up to a critical temperature for such lamps, which can provoke a fire. For such products, fluorescent, halogen, LED lamps are ideal.
Wooden lamps are not only beautiful but also very versatile. They are able to enrich almost any design idea, regardless of the stylistic orientation. Most often they are used when decorating an interior in an oriental style. They also look good in a country-style room - most often they are country houses or summer cottages. They use models with a natural shade of wood and a minimum number of additional design elements made of other materials. The combination of noble simplicity and sophisticated sophistication is a valuable property of wooden lamps.
Wooden lighting fixtures are also in demand for creating retro interiors. With this detail, you can immerse yourself in almost any era. Recently, semi-antique lamps are gaining popularity in the form of a wheel from a cart, on which lamps in the form of candles are arranged symmetrically around the circumference. Such decor is used in the design of home interiors in the style of the Middle Ages, as well as for stylized public institutions (cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels, etc.).
All currently existing models of wooden lamps, depending on the type of construction, can be divided into three groups: ceiling, pendant and point. The most popular are pendant models. This is due to the recent growing demand for retro. Ceiling lamps made of wood are good for large rooms or halls, they will add an element of pretentious elegance to the interior. And point models, on the contrary, are ideal for small rooms with low ceilings.
In terms of style, wooden lamps can be conventionally divided into several categories:
East style. As a raw material, wood or solid wood is used without any additional admixtures. When building a design for such products, regular geometric shapes and lines are used, as well as motives characteristic of oriental cultures (Persian, Japanese)
Country. Models of wooden lamps made in this style do not have excessive elegance and rich decor. Compared to other similar products, they can look too simple and even slightly rude. However, if you correctly fit them into a suitable interior, they will look good and additionally create a feeling of coziness and unity with nature
- Retro … These can be quite extravagant products, stylized in deep antiquity, or classic models that duplicate the fashion of the past two centuries;
- Modern … Such lamps are created due to the beneficial combination of wood and forged elements (grilles, volumetric elements or original patterns);
- Chalet … Only natural materials are used to create wooden lamps in this style. Any element in the chalet-style interior is designed to emphasize the unity of man and nature;
- Classic style. It uses smooth lines and shapes. These items are mainly made of wood and stained glass. Also, the design can take the form of a lampshade;
- "High tech". Creative wood lamps made in this style consist not only of wood, but also metal, frosted glass and other materials that can reproduce the designer's fantasies;
- African style. Such models are only suitable for creating different ethnic interiors. Inside other styles, they look rough.
How to choose?
If you nevertheless decided to purchase any model of wooden lighting, then when buying, you should be guided by the following criteria:
- the product should harmoniously complement the interior of the room where it is supposed to be installed later, as well as be suitable in style. Several other wooden elements should be present in the interior;
- the heating parts of the luminaire, whether they are sockets, shades or lamps, must be insulated from the wood base, which can ignite. It is not recommended to install such a device on a wooden ceiling.
If you are not deprived of imagination and you have time for free creativity, then you can independently create a design project for a wooden lamp, and an experienced wood craftsman will translate your invention into reality according to sketches. Of course, the services of such a master will not be cheap, but as a result you will receive a high-quality handmade product that will meet all your wishes.
If you have experience with wood, then you can try to do such a thing yourself. There is nothing overwhelming in this. The entire workflow can be divided into several stages:
- Training. At this stage, all the main elements of the future structure are treated with special solutions and impregnations;
- The main stage. The final assembly of the lamp is in progress;
- Completion. At this stage, the already finished lighting fixture is attached.
First of all, you need to purchase the tools necessary for this type of work, wood processing solutions and, of course, the source material itself. All of this is on free sale. It is important to remember that it is imperative to process the details of the future lamp, otherwise such a product will be very short-lived.
How to make a lamp out of wood with your own hands, see the next video.
There are many different design options for wood fixtures. It all depends on the general style of the interior and the purpose of this or that lighting device. Let's take a look at some of the most popular designs.
- Wheel … This type of lamps has recently been in great demand among lovers of antique interiors. Suspended from the ceiling with chains or slats, a trolley wheel with built-in candles (stylized light bulbs) can immerse you in the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. From a practical point of view, such a lamp is convenient in that the illumination from it is distributed evenly around the entire perimeter of the room;
- Solid beam with candles. All ingenious is simple! The design of this model is another confirmation of this principle. The luminaire is a solid log secured with chains. Such products are perfect as decor in the living room, dining room or bedroom. In the kitchen, such a lamp will look too bulky;
- Hanging lamp made of dry boards and ropes. Here, several matt shades with a very simple design act as light sources. The basic structure of the suspension can be supplemented with any decorative elements, depending on the wishes of the author;
- Model made from tree roots. Quite an extravagant version of a wooden lamp. The basic materials for creating such products are dry processed tree roots and ropes. This type of ceiling lighting looks very good with a wooden clapboard. But there is one nuance here - it is necessary to use only energy-saving light bulbs, since in such a design the direct light source is very close to the tree itself, which entails a high risk of spontaneous combustion;
- Wooden beam with pots or lamps. This is another original model of ceiling lamps. Quite an interesting design solution that suits many interior styles;
- Various models for children's rooms. Such lamps can be in the form of animals (giraffe, dog) or some fairy-tale characters.
This is just a small part of all the existing ideas for wooden lamps, brought to life by skilled craftsmen as individual projects or for mass production. And the most important thing is that any of these models can be made by your own hands.