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Designer Lighting Trends

Lighting is a prominent feature in 2016 design trends and it can be used to help lift a space and is a relatively easy way to incorporate some designer flair into your home.  A wonderful way to make an impact, lighting is now being used much more as a focal point rather than just as a way to light a space.  Whether you are in need of a statement or a clever way to light a certain area, this trend hit list is sure to give you some ideas.Lighting

First up, we have statement suspension lighting that combines two design trends this year: metals and fifties glamour.  Brass and rose gold are the hot metals at the moment and they create beautiful soft rays of light in a space, making it warm and cosy yet it still retains a feeling of elegance.  These rich metals paired with a black or a white high gloss finish would seem over decadent if they were not carefully mingled with mid-century design silhouettes.  It is this combination, the luxury materials matched with relaxed shapes, that makes for some truly elegant lighting.  Portuguese brand Delightfull has done just this and their Ike collection is a stylish representation of these trends.

Next, we have a style that has been prevalent in the last few years and still remains strong.  Pendant lighting is here to stay and has found itself to be so versatile that design has been able to constantly evolve or change to suit the current space layouts that are fashionable.   For example, cluster 3 or 4 pendant ceiling lights together and hang them low over a dining table for an intimate effect.  If that isn’t interesting enough then hang them at different heights or mix and match colours or styles to go wild.  Just in this one space there are so many possibilities.  Instead of clustering, line three in a row above a kitchen island for a more formal, uniform effect.  And if you are feeling particularly inspired, talk to your electrician about having a pendant light hang either side of your bed for some contemporary flare.

Last but certainly not least, we have beautiful, hand-blown glass.  These Nordic and minimalist-inspired designs are the perfect example of striking simplicity.  Each piece is completely unique in some way as they have all been individually blown and this really adds to their charm.  The clear or coloured glass allows the viewer to notice the bulb inside and so it is a great match for coloured or Edison bulbs to inject a little nugget of interest within.  Czech brand SkLO have an exquisite collection of hand blown lights and accessories and their statement Float 20 floor light is a lovely example of this growing trend.  Find it at The Longest Stay and use as a feature lamp to create low-level light in a snug, reading corner.  The craftsmanship of hand blowing is a skill that ensures true quality in designer lighting.

11 thoughts on “Designer Lighting Trends

  1. What works in the living room will not necessarily work in the kitchen or the bedroom. The lighting has to reflect the functions and feel of each space. Like any other part of interior décor, lighting design keeps changing.

  2. Interior lighting is a central aspect of your home’s design. You can manipulate your home’s atmosphere just by how you position the lighting and the kind of fixtures you use. Lighting design also changes from room to room.

  3. Interior lighting is a central aspect of your home’s design. You can manipulate your home’s atmosphere just by how you position the lighting and the kind of fixtures you use. Lighting design also changes from room to room. What works in the living room will not necessarily work in the kitchen or the bedroom.

  4. Industrial design has been popular for a while when it comes to lighting. Everyone wants that warehouse look that incorporates rustic finishes and a lot of metal. Retro style is another heavily used idea in modern industrial lighting, but the modern take on this involves sleeker metals and more varied tones.

  5. Soft colours such as grey have become very popular in the home, and soft gold is the latest trend extension of that idea. As far as contemporary décor is concerned, soft gold blends well with almost any kind of look, from modern to something a little more rustic

  6. It is easy to manipulate your home’s atmosphere with lighting styles and positions while having a significant impact on the visual elements of the room based on the kind of fixtures that are used. Always remember that your lighting design will change from room to room as the kitchen will have different requirements to the bedroom. The key is to ensure that the lighting reflects the functions and atmosphere of the space.

  7. oh my goodness, i just realized you opened up a gallery for your pa!igintsn!! WOW! I am feeling so inspired right now…kind of want to redecorate a room in my house just for one of your pieces.xox alison

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