Because rustic design is heavily tied to Mother Nature, your kitchen should have as much natural light streaming in as possible. Skylights can be an effective way to achieve this, but they can also detract from the rustic charm. Your best bet is to simply go with oversized windows, and lots of them. Bay windows work within the rustic design scheme as well. Fixtures can range from an upscale wrought iron candle chandelier to custom lighting made from materials like driftwood or even deer antlers.