Lighting trends seem to come and go (remember track lighting?), but there are certain staples that stand the test of time. (Side note: we’re not shading track lighting. We actually love track lighting! You just don’t see it like you used to). How you arrange the light in your home impacts the way you feel and how you get the job done. Whether you’re slicing and dicing in the kitchen or putting in the work to wind down on the couch after your 9-5. Lighting is everything.
These six lighting trends can help improve the functionality of your home as well as make it a more inviting place to be.
Let’s dive in.
Six Lighting Trends to Transform Your Home
Most commonly seen over kitchen islands and dining room tables, pendant lighting is a beautiful way to create a focal point in a room. Whether you’re meal prepping at the island or chasing peas around your dinner plate at the table, their functionality and endless fixture options make for a beautiful space.
Recessed lighting is often used in kitchens and living rooms, but we’re seeing more of this lighting style in bedrooms, bathrooms, and beyond. Installed in the interior ceiling, recessed canisters create the illusion of space so the eye isn’t tripping over bulky domes or light covers.
Accent lighting is used to highlight different areas of a room, specifically art and décor like paintings, sculptures, plants, and other decorative items. It can also create a calming atmosphere when overheard ambient lighting is dimmed or turned off.
Interior Cabinet Lighting
If your kitchen cabinets are doorless or glass-paned, interior cabinet lighting will add an ultra-luxe feel to your kitchen. These lights add new dimension to the light already in the room and are sleekly installed so all you see is light.
Edison bulbs have gained popularity in recent years, and they’re not going anywhere any time soon. These unfrosted bulbs are completely see through and consist of a wound filament. They give off an industrial feel and are perfect for low-hanging pendant fixtures.
Smart bulbs are Wi-Fi enabled LED bulbs that allow lighting to be controlled remotely. Many smart bulbs offer the capability to adjust their brightness and even set the color to match your mood at the click of a button or with the tap of your smart phone.
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