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2017 Lighting Trends that you need to know about

Lighting trends are a lot like fashion trends, they are constantly changing and we need to keep up. Something as simple as changing a light fixture can transform an entire space. We have a few lighting trends that we thought were absolute must-haves in any home, so take a look:

 

1. OVERSIZE ME PLEASE

Lighting doesn’t just need to be a necessity; it can be an extension of your personal style. Oversized chandeliers and pendants are being used in places where you might have seen smaller fixtures, but by grouping larger fixtures together you can create a visual impact.

 

2. THOSE MINIMALIST LEDs

 LED technology allows fixture designers and manufacturers to create unique fixtures. Because LED light bulbs produce less heat than normal light bulbs, lighting fixtures don’t need all that extra space for ventilation around the bulb. Barely there fixtures add light without impeding the sight lines.

 

3. KNOW YOUR GEOMETRY

 There has been a resurgence of mid-century modern style and geometric shapes are bursting onto the lighting scene. The clean lines of these geometric fixtures fit in with a variety of designs. Heavier finishes give your space a more dramatic impact.

 

4. MIX THOSE METALS

 Metals are in and mixing them seems to be driving the lighting world crazy. This trendy, unique look will work in any space whether it’s just a lamp or a beautiful chandelier.

 

5. WARM TERRACOTTA

 Terracotta has made a big comeback from the 80’s era. Think along the lines of natural matte finishes for a clay pendant fixture that would work well in either a kitchen or bathroom.

 

6. EDISON IS BACK

Retro light sources are here to stay and we couldn’t be happier. Edison light bulbs create a warm, welcoming feeling in any home without outshining the other décor elements. You can use incandescent and LED Edison type bulbs in your fixtures.

 

If you like these lighting trends then pop into our store or visit our website for more inspiration.