Interior Design - Interior Lighting Design
Top Trends in Interior Lighting Design To Have Now!
Interior designers have many tools at their disposal when it comes to creating interior design schemes.
One of these tools, however, is quite often overlooked as people don’t realize the potential that it has to transform a space. This tool is lighting, and it has the power to make or break an interior scheme. Lighting can make a house into a home and will allow the personality of the owner to shine through. Without good lighting, the impact of all the other well-thought out details – sumptuous furnishings, opulent flooring, luxurious wallcoverings – will be lost. So, getting the lighting right is essential if we are to make the most of our homes.
# Retro and Industrial Styles are Coming Back but in More Refined Forms
Industrial has always been about rustic finishes, neutral colours and an emphasis on metal. We are seeing retro making a comeback but in a different way. If you look at modern industrial lighting, there are some stark differences to what you know as traditional industrial. The word we would use is ‘’upgraded industrial’’ or just modern retro.
Use modern retro lighting to create a unique twist to an area. These lighting designs are popular for places like the kitchen work area, above the dining area or as wall lighting. You can even use the fixture itself as a piece of art on the wall or the centrepiece of your home. Do not be afraid of industrial. With its updated look, it fits perfectly in any 21st century décor.
# Mid-century Modern and Art Decor are Making a Comeback
Inspired by the grand years of the space discovery, this modern wall sconce has the right edge to make any design project have that edge style it’s been looking for. An homage to the retro era of design this modern retro lighting design is the one you’ll be wanting like no other adorning your next design project.
# Less Clutter, Cleaner Lines
You can work modern clean lighting into any space in your home whether it is the living area, kitchen or bedroom. It works best as a statement piece, especially when used overhead, creating a simple yet bold look. Let the lighting fixture stand on its own without being crowded by other fixtures. It really pops when used as a reading lamp, overhead light or accent piece.
# Soft Gold is the New Popular Finish
Soft gold lighting fixtures come in a variety of styles and designs. For overhead lighting, look for fixtures that accentuate the gold. You can also check for fixtures that complement the soft gold with other soft colours like grey or matte silver. Use soft gold lighting to attract attention to specific corners or areas of your Kitchen or living room. A great idea is a soft gold reading lamp illuminating the reading chair and shelf at the corner.
# Vintage Edison-Style Bulbs, A Warmer Retro Style
The retro look keeps nudging–we have another upcoming style for you. Vintage Edison-style bulbs add to the 2019 retro lighting trend with homeowners loving the nostalgic design of these fixtures. The rounded cone shape makes the bulbs especially homey and perfect for areas like the living area and kitchen. Even better, you can get Edison-style bulbs in modern LED lighting.
# Bigger is Better
The aim is to create a “Wow” factor and attract instant attention. More than lighting, these fixtures act as centrepieces. Some come with ornate designs that focus all the attention in a space on the fixture. Large pendant lighting fixtures can be used over the kitchen island, over the dining table, at the foyer and along exterior footpaths among other areas.
For best results, use it in a central area where it can create the maximum effect. You can balance it with smaller fixtures around the room to create a nice overall look.
# LED’s are Getting Cheaper
More and more homeowners are changing over to LED lighting for it’s money and power saving properties, which is far more efficient and lasts for much longer than incandescent bulbs. Another advantage of LED lighting is the variety of styles available. You can get LED lamps in multiple colours, brightness, shapes and so on. They are a great choice when you need a unique design for your home.
Always consider the functional needs of the rooms you are designing for; For instance, direct clear light for working kitchen areas, and a softer diffused style for living and relaxing areas.
Statement lighting pulls together a colour scheme and should always be size proportional to the room/ furniture.
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