Lighting is often overlooked by homeowners and thoughtful lighting can make spaces feel larger, more open, and more welcoming. On the other hand, poorly lit spaces can compromise the aesthetics and functionality of any room. There have been several trends that have emerged in interior lighting that seem poised to continue trending in 2019. Mail Line Today breaks down several of those trends.
Because patterns and symmetry are so pleasing to the human eye, light fixtures touting geometric designs have become increasingly popular. Dramatic angles create neat patterns of light that bounce throughout the room and add obvious visual flair to any space. Modular lighting fixtures are a newer avenue of geometric fixtures, allowing for customization based on specific needs or moods.
Industrial lighting has been popular for some time now, and it doesn't seem like it's going to disappear anytime soon. But why is industrial lighting so popular? For one, it appeals to our sense of history. There's something raw about industrial style, where its cold-as-concrete appearance is offset by the warm hues of Edison bulbs. It also appeals to the desire to reuse or recycle.
LED lights have become increasingly popular over the years, especially with the advances in technology allowing for smaller, brighter lights in a wider variety of color temperatures. For stylish accent lighting in the kitchen or everyday illumination from table lamps, pendant lights and chandeliers, consider outdated bulbs with LED ones.
Mankind has been mixing materials for years without it becoming a fashion trend. these days, human innovation is finding newer and better ways of combining materials—seamlessly blending them into fashionable decorative pieces. Mixed material lighting fixtures are part of that bundle, often fusing contrasting materials like wood and metal [and] metal and glass. Even cork has been utilized for more sustainable, eco-friendly pieces. Fixtures that feature more than one material are popular because they appeal to our love of contrast.