Home Lighting Trends: What You Need to Know
Written by Angus Ponsford | www.ponsford.co.uk
Interior lighting is one of the most important aspects of your home – after all, your choice in fixtures and positioning has the ability to radically change the look and feel of any room. With that in mind, today we’re taking a closer look at the hottest interior lighting trends of the year so far, detailing everything you need to know to ensure your home interior stays stylish and practical all year round.
Contemporary decor is heavily Scandi-inspired, focusing on clean forms and defined linear design. With that in mind, opting for simpler and more minimalist lighting features can often be a safe bet for modern decors. That’s not to say you have to sacrifice style, however. On the contrary, with the minimalist, linear trend becoming increasingly popular, more and more stylish yet subtle lighting fixtures are entering the market.
Look for simple geometric designs that prioritise form over decorative aesthetics, utilising larger overhead fixtures as statement pieces to ensure your space remains looking spacious and uncluttered.
Go for gold
Soft colour palettes are all the rage right now, especially in communal areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. As a result, soft gold metallic lighting features are becoming a favoured lighting solution by many, seamlessly complementing whites, greys and cream colours to add subtle warmth and soothing mellow tones to any interior space.
For the best results, look for overhead fixtures that accentuate a matte gold finish while complementing both your walls and flooring, or look to utilise smaller gold-finish lighting such as lamps to attract attention to specific areas of the room.
Keep it retro
Retro is a timeless, stylish interior theme – especially when it comes to lighting. Opt for vintage-inspired exposed bulbs such as Edison-style bulbs to bring a nostalgic design to your kitchen and living room areas through an authentic retro experience.
One of the most appealing aspects of retro design is its versatility. Vintage and retro-inspired lighting can naturally be incorporated into a variety of interior styles, but for best results, utilise this lighting in spaces surrounded with wooden features. From sanded window seats to homely occasional tables, look to match your wood features with these bulbs for an uncluttered statement retro design.
Lay your lighting bare
Industrial interior design has been on-trend for the past few years – and for good reason! While the emphasis on metal, neutral colours and rustic features forms the fundamentals of this approach, contemporary industrial design boasts some stark differences.
Sleeker metals with varied tones and unique designs are now the most sought-after features in industrial design. Look to apply this to your lighting choices by shopping around for retro-inspired industrial features that look more like modern art, favouring unique statement designs to bring a new lease of life to tried and tested industrial approaches. Use them as statement pieces in their own right in areas that continue the industrial theme by complementing them with strong metals and dark woods.
There’s a lighting trend to fit any interior approach, so it’s always worth shopping around to see what works best for your existing interior approach. Whatever you choose, one thing’s for sure – once you’ve chosen a fixture that suits your personal style, your lighting will continue to be on-trend to ensure an effortlessly stylish interior all year round.
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