Matthew Currington, Technical Director at The Lighting Superstore, has the lowdown on the biggest lighting trends to help you create the perfect at-home ambience all year round.
‘Industrial chic’ will become prominent with exposed brickwork, metal pipes and cast-iron radiators featuring more in the 2019 interiors scene. Lighting styles will also follow suite.
Bold lighting products like the one blow are a good addition if you want to create an industrial-inspired kitchen as they can easily become a standout feature, on their own, hovering over a breakfast bar or island.
Rooms also feel lighter and warmer due to exposed light bulbs, which, in turn, allows you to experiment with a darker colour scheme.
The role of sustainability has been taking many industries by storm and plays an important role in interiors too.
More people are incorporating natural materials such as rope and wicker into their décor and rattan has become a popular lighting material with an abundance of rattan light shades available on the market, which will make your home feel cosy and fresh.
In 2019, expect many small household accessories – including lighting – to be embellished with one of our favourite 1970s interior staples: fringing.
Whether you decide to go for a lamp or ceiling light, a fringed finish is a quick and easy update to your interiors, giving your home a new lease of life whilst not ‘in-fringe-ing’ on your personal style.
Light is art
Everyone knows that good lighting is important in any home, but only recently have people been considering how a light looks rather than simply focusing on what it does.
Lighting is becoming more decorative, to the point where some fixtures become a piece of art in themselves.
2019 will see an increase in more bold lighting shapes, replicating both natural and organic silhouettes. By choosing lights that are large in size, quirkier in design or eye-catching, you can strip back on the accessories in your home, or use these as ‘artwork’ to complement your pre-existing style.
Yes, horizontal lights are on trend for 2019, but they will stand the test of time. These lights may be a bold move away from your traditional vertical lights and make for great features in rooms with minimal furniture and accessories, such as dining rooms.
Look for clean lined, simple pieces with exposed bulbs to really accentuate this trend in your home.
We are starting to see a return to traditional interiors – with a twist – think classic, luxury materials with updated colours and finishes.
For example, companies are starting to produce more real brass or marble fixtures as increasing numbers of consumers want to recreate a vintage look that will age and patina as time goes by.
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