13 Oct 4 Exciting Lighting Trends to Watch This Year
4 Exciting Lighting Trends to Watch This Year
One of the most visually stimulating aspects of a beautiful custom home is interior lighting. You can completely transform the look and feel of a room with interior lighting — the options are virtually endless!
When picking out lighting options for your custom home, there are few things you want to consider, such as:
- Wall color
- Natural light
- Function of the room
- Size of the room
- Furniture in the room
As with any aspect of home design, trends come and go each and every year. In 2015, we have seen the emergence of some exciting new trends that will have everyone talking about your new custom home.
One way to inject some elegance and grace into your new home is with a gorgeous chandelier. The classic look of a rubbed bronze chandelier harkens back to the sophisticated days of the past and can serve as a centerpiece for your entire home. Aside from looking wonderful, they also provide fantastic light as well.
Chandeliers work in the kitchen, dining room, living room, or main foyer. They can be expensive, however, so you’ll want to make sure that a chandelier fits into the overall décor (and budget) of your custom home.
Spacing out simple light fixtures can eliminate the sometimes-overbearing presence of a large central light. Zone lighting is becoming much more popular in modern kitchens because of how easy it is to customize.
Lights can be individually dimmed or brightened so that you can adjust the light based on how you are using the room, whereas one central light is either on or off.
Incorporate zone lighting into your custom home for a comfortable and modern feel.
Perhaps one of the fastest growing trends in interior lighting is the use of LED lighting throughout a home. The benefits of LED lighting are almost too many to list!
LED lighting options are available any style you can think of and will match the look of any home. The small size of LED lights allow for very unique and exciting lighting fixtures that are tailor-made for the modern custom home. However, these smaller lights can also fit into more traditional lighting fixtures.
Aside from the decorative benefits of LED lighting, they are also very energy efficient, saving you money on power bills throughout their long lifespans.
Similarly to chandeliers, some metal lighting fixtures such as sconces and lamps are making a resurgence in modern homes. Playing more of a supporting role than a large chandelier, metal accent pieces still recall a classic and vintage look that will take you back in time.
The refined qualities of warm metals such as brass and copper reflect light in such a way that produces a very familiar and comfortable glow. Never too bright or powerful, the right metal accent lighting piece can have just as profound of an effect on your custom home as a large chandelier.