Last updated on May 11th, 2017 at 02:34 pm
Lighting is often an overlooked necessity when it comes to home furnishings. A properly lit room is both functional and beautiful, making lighting one of the most important accessories in your home. Since lighting plays such a significant role, there are many options available to fit everyone’s design and personal style preferences. 2017 has been a great year for new and exciting lighting trends. Explore the following trends to see which ones appeal most to you and the atmosphere that you would like to create in your home.
Gold Fixtures Paired With Edison Bulbs
Gold has seen an increase in popularity as evidenced at this year’s Spring High Point Market. Gold was showcased in various forms from Mid-century modern hanging light fixtures to geometric-shaped table lamps. Gold fixtures are often paired with Edison bulbs to give a unique vintage feel and add warmth to any room. Other metals such as steel and aluminum may be paired with gold to create a vibrant multi-layered metallic look.
Large Industrial Materials
Modern and minimalist designs are one of the most sought after indoor lighting trends. Large, statement fixtures made from metal and industrial materials create a distinct focal point in living rooms and kitchens. These fixtures add a structural and artistic element to each room and make great conversation pieces.
Bring the outside, inside. Nature has been an important design element in 2017, ever since Pantone named Greenery (15-0343) the color of the year. In addition to rich earth tone colors, we have seen a rise of natural materials being brought inside as well. Fixtures made from materials such as bamboo and wood are making appearances in rooms throughout the entire home.
LED’s Becoming The Norm
While many people are bringing outdoor elements inside, it is important to remember to have proper lighting in your outdoor living area as well. Not only does outdoor lighting provide ambiance for evening barbecues and gatherings with family and friends but it also duals as an increased security measure for your property. Many people are opting to use LED light bulbs in their outdoor fixtures due to their long life span and energy conservation.
Interested in trying one of these lighting trends? Hickory Furniture Mart has a variety of independent furniture retailers, including custom order showrooms, factory direct outlets, furniture outlets and dedicated manufacturers’ galleries making it easy to choose the lighting fixtures that are right for your home and style. Shop our custom lighting catalogs online anytime at hickoryfurniture.com.