Just like fashion, trends in decorative lighting change frequently. To be sure your new home radiates style — or to refresh your current living space — follow these decorative lighting trends and tips from Central Construction Group, Inc. for 2016 and beyond.
Let it All Hang Down
Pendant lighting raises above ceiling-mounted lighting
Pendant lighting has taken over as the most desired form of decorative lighting. With styles ranging from super-simple ultra-modern, to the vintage or rustic style — and everything in between — the limitless options appeal to every home owner’s personal aesthetic, and pocketbook. Besides being fashionable, pendant lights are also incredibly versatile. They can be hung at varying levels and heights, work well for both task and accent lighting, and can be installed as a single statement piece and even placed in groups. Pendant lighting enhances and enlivens nearly every room of the house, so let your style shine and incorporate them into your decorative lighting.
Save space and create ambiance with pendant lighting in the bedroom
While pendant lighting was historically used in dining rooms and kitchens, it is also making an appearance in the bedroom. Hanging pendant lights above night tables is not only a design statement that adds mood and task lighting — but it is also a practical solution for those with small table surfaces, where a table lamp takes up valuable space.
Bigger is Better
Over-sized lighting makes a great impact
Gone are the days of small, unadventurous decorative lighting. Larger-than-life lighting fixtures that make a bold statement, and serve as a focal point, are all the rage. Both large and small homes can use oversized lighting to add visual interest and drama to any space. From spacious entryways to kitchen islands and dining rooms — large decorative lighting fixtures are playing a big role in chic home design.
The More the Merrier
Multiple light sources create cheery dining rooms
In addition to oversized lighting, home construction, and remodeling groups are seeing homeowners add more than one light above the dining room table. The multiple light sources are a fantastic way to increase warmth, and function. While a single chandelier may still be a popular choice, consider installing multiple lights above the dining room table for a more inviting space.
Ready for Your Close-up
Side-lights make for flattering vanity lighting
Overhead lights above a bathroom mirror are notorious for casting unseemly lines across the face. Eliminate the unflattering and harsh shadows by installing decorative lighting on either side of the bathroom mirror. Both pendant lighting and wall sconces work well for bathroom vanities — and when placed at eye-level, cast a warm and becoming glow fit for a movie star.
Form Meets Function
Industrial lighting continues to work hard to create stylish spaces
The industrial trend is steadily growing. Utilizing aged iron, metals with rich patinas, weathered woods and soft neutral shades — the industrial style adds an urban edge when incorporated into nearly every design style or aesthetic. From original vintage to made-to-look-old pieces, consider incorporating industrial decorative lighting to your home for an instant update.
Hand-crafted lighting makes your space feel unique
Decorative lighting fixtures that showcase painted finishes, antique mirrored glass, scrollwork, hand-bent arched forms, and even hammered metals add authenticity to any space. These functional works of art can be incorporated into any space to create a feeling of individuality. Express yourself by adding lighting fixtures that display detail and craftsmanship.
Shipshape and Bristol Fashion
Nautical-themed lighting steers you toward seaworthy style
With navy blue being one of the most popular color choices for interior design in 2016, it’s no surprise that nautical inspirations have crossed over to decorative lighting options. From pendants to sconces, add a sea-side twist to your home with beveled or seeded glass caged in bronze, brushed nickel, chrome, and even black or white finishes.
Lighting from the 60s, 70s, and 80s resurface
Copper, bronze, and brass finishes — in geometric and simple decorative lighting forms — are back in fashion. These warm metallic finishes reflect a soft glow that invoke a minimalistic aesthetic, but it’s not just for modern or contemporary spaces. Added to traditional or eclectic home décor styles, the warm metals and geometric forms — defined by clean, sharp lines, clear materials and faceted shapes — add depth and interest.
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