Light fixtures are one of those often underappreciated yet extremely important components of home design. They are the jewelry of the room! Changing out the light fixtures in your home is one of the fastest, simplest ways to completely revamp the look of a room, and homeowners are often shocked at what a significant difference modernizing their fixtures can really make.
A great light fixture doesn’t just serve a functional purpose—it can also be a focal point of a room, and if you’re worried about the size of a space or the height of your ceilings, the right light fixture can also draw the eye upward and create the illusion of a larger, more open space.
Here are some of my favorite lighting trends of the year:
Minimal and industrial are two concepts that really go hand-in-hand, particularly when it comes to lighting right now. Despite the structural simplicity of industrial-inspired pendants, they make a big and chic statement.
Gold is no longer on the outs in the design world, and that’s carrying over to light fixtures as well. Gold creates a great balance between clean, contemporary, modern style and luxurious elegance.
Light fixtures take on a sculptural sensibility when they’re a bold, angular and geometric shape. Geometric light fixtures go well in modern rooms, but also in softer or more traditional areas to bring a new element into the space.
Bigger is Better
If you want a statement piece when it comes to your lighting selection, go for the bigger is better mantra. An oversized lighting fixture is attention-grabbing and can become the primary focal point of any room.
From House Beautiful
Get It Together
Groupings are another great way to ensure your light fixtures are a focal point. You can pair a few large fixtures, or several smaller fixtures to create visual impact. This is also a good way to create a sense of balance in a room, or to simply provide more light in a larger space.
From Redmond Aldrich Designs