Just like fashion and hairstyles, lighting also has trends; they aren’t just your average trends. They are something that every lighting enthusiast and interior designer notices the first thing when they enter your home or your commercial space.
So, take heed of what lighting you should and shouldn’t use.
Say hello to grand and elegant statement chandeliers that draw attention and elevate the ambiance of any room. From sleek modern spherical chandeliers to vintage-inspired (straight from Wednesday’s Nevermore Academy) pieces dripping with crystals, these luminous works of art steal the spotlight in dining rooms, kitchens, and living spaces.
Have you ever heard of the term ‘Steampunk?’ They are the raw and rustic charm of industrial-inspired lighting fixtures that effortlessly blend into any place. Think about exposed bulbs hanging from ropes, entangled wall sconces, metal bars, and pipes –basically, they give of the same vibe that ‘The Iron Giant’ gave in the year 1999.
Undoubtedly –it looks amazing.
Green is the new black when it comes to lighting trends, with sustainable LED technologies leading the charge towards energy-efficient illumination. LEDs don’t just consume less, but they also provide brighter and more long-lasting lighting solutions.
Welcome to the era of smart homes in this tech world, where lighting is as responsive as it is intelligent. As technology advances, so does the lighting system. You can control the lights around your home as an office with just one voice command or one tap.
We really are living in the future.
We have discussed the hot trends in lighting, and now it’s time to talk about some trends that aren’t really going to make the cut this year.
What’s Not Hot
Cookie-Cutter Flush Mounts:
Bid farewell to generic flush mount fixtures that lack class and fail to make a statement. Nowadays, people want the lighting to improve the look of their homes, which is why this uninspiring type of mount is no longer on the trending list.
Overly Ornate Sconces:
While a touch of elegance is always welcome, overly ornate wall sconces with intricate detailing and excessive embellishments are falling out of favor in today’s design landscape. This is because they can overwhelm the whole look of the room.
Single Source of Lighting:
We live in the age of layered lighting, so reliance on a single source of light just doesn’t work anymore. Rooms bathing in harsh overhead light without task lighting, accent lighting, and ambient lighting give more glare to the place instead of making it appealing or bringing functionality to the place.
Generic Track Lighting:
It’s time to say goodbye to uninspired track lighting systems that lack versatility and visual appeal. As a homeowner, you must need flexibility and creativity when it comes to lighting. That is why generic track lighting is useless –because sleeker and more adjustable lighting is here. With it, you have a lot of customization options.
Incandescent Lighting Inefficiency:
With growing awareness of energy conservation and environmental sustainability, traditional incandescent bulbs are fading into obsolescence. They consume more energy and don’t last much longer. Their better alternative is LED lights.