The Top Lighting Trends You Need to Know About

Lighting is one of the easiest ways to make your home look more stylish. You can experiment with different fixtures that come and go with the trends. Every room has a different atmosphere, so you can afford to be creative to find a type of lighting that works for you. Here’s everything that you need to know about the latest lighting trends:

Retro Bulbs

Vintage has always been a huge trend in home decor, and lighting is no exception. This year it’s all about the vintage Edison bulb, which looks nostalgic yet eye-catching. They look great in a mixture of homes from industrial-style lofts to country cottages and contemporary apartments. For the ultimate vintage look, leave the bulb exposed as much as possible with a glass shade.

Pendant Lighting

Pendant lighting is so versatile, as it works well in different spaces. In the kitchen, it looks great hanging over an island. It also works well as a hallway light, or even in the garden over your outdoor seating area. It’s not a new trend, but we’re seeing pendant lighting change this year. Bowl pendants are popular, as are drum pendants.

Gold

Metals have been a huge interior trend for a couple of years now. You’re no one in the interior blogging world until your home is filled with rose-gold or gold pieces. The trend has now extended to lighting, with opulent gold fixtures becoming much more popular in a variety of sconces and lamps.

Industrial

In 2017, it’s all about urban industrial. If industrial is the vibe of your home, steel lighting works best. Look for fittings with exposed elements too. Rustic bronze pendant lighting looks great over tables and adjustable wall lamps with an arm are ideal for bedrooms.

Undercabinet

There’s nothing more annoying than searching for something in a drawer or cupboard and it being too dark. This is usually a problem in kitchens, but there is now a solution. Undercabinet LED lighting brightens up a space, making it easier for you to find what you’re looking for. The light is automatically triggered when you open the drawer or cupboard.

Chandeliers

In 2017, interior designers are getting a little bit more creative with where they place chandeliers. Previously, they were seen as a statement piece for the hallway or dining room, but now they’re making appearances in the kitchen, bathroom and even the closet. If you’re on a budget, look into mini chandeliers which still make a statement.

Texture

Laser prints, earthy tones and pieces with texture have been cropping up in homeware stores in 2017. We’re seeing feathers and fabric, which are great for adding a cosy atmosphere to the home. Earthy colours like green and brown add to the overall effect.

Oversized

If you have a room with an open plan layout, try using an oversized fixture to make a statement. They create an instant focal point to draw the eye. This works particularly well in the kitchen, where you can use pendant lighting to separate the kitchen and dining area. Giant table lamps look fun and can almost act as a sculpture.

Geometric

Geometric styles are very versatile and can be used in any room. In 2017, it has expanded to lighting fixtures. They look incredible if your home has a Scandi influenced style, or even if you’re all about minimalism.

We hope this guide has been useful in helping you understand lighting trends. Happy shopping! 

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