The one thing every space in your home (both inside and out) has in common is lighting. Whether for function, style, mood or any combination of the three, lighting is one of the most important elements of a room. Let’s take a look at some of the latest trends as well as a few inspirational spaces that are full of lighting mojo!
1. Geometric Shapes
While we’re not entirely sure when it happened, geometric shapes have taken over the lighting market. We used to have two lighting style choices: square or round. Now we have hexagon, triangular, oval, pentagonal and everything between. To stay on trend, we’d avoid hex shapes moving forward, as they have saturated the market. Instead, choose triangle, diamond or round versions
2. Refined Industrial
Loft industrial style has greatly influenced the design market since the early 2000s. While we’re still digging industrial lighting today, there’s been a slight transition into what has been called “refined industrial.” Lighting with industrial bones, finished in a brushed brass, polished chrome or matte black have been steadily gaining popularity, especially in kitchen light fixtures
3. Matte Black and Brass
Matte black is one of the biggest trends over the last two years (actually, matte finishes in general). We love this lighting trend because high-contrast pieces instantly update a space and the deep finish is easy to match between brands when shopping for coordinating plumbing fixtures.
4. Mid-Century Modern
A continued and developing trend in all things design is mid-century modern inspired pieces. There has been a huge contemporary surge of the classics that American architect and furniture designer Frank Llyod Wright created
The best restaurant designs are known for being avant-garde, interesting and inspirational. There is a lot we can take from these incredible spaces. The round fixture seen here is so perfectly refined, that it’s right on trend yet somehow feels classic and timeless.
6. Contemporary Chandelier
If you’re on a tight budget, choose simple options throughout your home, but splurge on the dining and/or island fixture with a modern-meets-timeless piece. The dining room as the perfect stage for statement lighting. Push yourself to consider choosing something that isn’t standard or over-saturated in the market
The continuous and seamless lines of oversized globe pendant lighting is beautiful – honestly, we could stare at it forever. This is one of the hottest trends for your dining room at the moment
8. Threes a Crowd
Kitchen light fixtures have changed over the years. A decade ago, the trend was all about repetition in odd numbers – everything was grouped in threes and fives. Today, we prefer the “accidentally on purpose” look where less is more. For instance, two statement pendants above the kitchen island make a space feel a bit more contemporary.