Planning to revamp your home lighting?
It’s always a good idea to stay on-trend with your home decor. Outdated lighting fixtures can really look out of place in a modern home.
But how can you predict upcoming lighting trends?
Honestly speaking, that’s a hard question to answer.
Many lighting solutions that were lost in oblivion are witnessing a comeback and many popular solutions are waning. In this post, we have done all the research for you and put together lighting trends that you can leverage with confidence.
Let’s take a look at some of the top trends.
1. Old is Gold
Timeless vintage light designs will witness a renaissance in the coming year. Often carved out of distressed wood, these fixtures can add a hint of old-world charm to your home. Their black tarnished metal accents dial up the contrast and stand out against stark walls.
If you’re wondering what vintage era lights will be worth an investment, we’d recommend the British and Eastern Bloc periods. You can pick some great designs from online retailers that have the old vintage charm with modern functionality.
2. It’s Time to Be Creative
When it comes to lighting, you can afford to experiment with different designs. Conservative folks can opt for solo or clustered lights in linear arrangements. If you have an edgier taste, starburst and sputnik designs might appeal to you more.
You can also harness statement designs that stand out for their unique personality. A large industrial chandelier that dominates the living space can be a point of pride for the owner.
You can also “go green” by harnessing farmhouse light designs made out of oak or pine. Combine them with clear glass crystal drops or beads and you have a classy lighting fixture that your guests won’t forget for years to come.
3. Practical Solutions Will Rule
No matter what lighting trend you decide to leverage, stay focused on practicality. Don’t buy lighting fixtures that look good on paper but offer insufficient illumination or are too costly to maintain.
Buy fixtures that match your lighting needs. If you plan to mount the light on drop ceilings, look for designs with staggered lights or 360-degree lamp coverage.
Similarly, tight corners can do better with wall sconces or recessed lights than with a grand chandelier.
Foyers and hallways don’t really need powerful focused illumination. For those, you can use soft ambient lighting that is provided by chandeliers or wall lights.
Is That All?
Not really. There are a few more lighting trends that you need to consider while making your purchase decisions.
To discover that answer, read this great infographic developed by Claxy.