With One of 2017’s Lighting Trends
Every January, manufacturers come together to display the newest in lighting at Dallas Market. This year’s trends blend both beauty and function with a main theme–Gone is the era of one design style! Gold tones, silver finishes, natural materials and full crystal chandeliers made an appearance for 2017’s lighting show.
Grays have dominated for the past few years and gold is making its comeback. The warm, brassy tones of “new” gold are a beautiful contrast against a soft gray wall and mix well with other silver and bronze metals. For a softer version of gold there is also champagne, a beautiful finish that is a blend of gold and silver for those wanting something in the middle.
Lighting is Art
Lighting is art and this year’s interpretations were stunning! A blinged out chandelier can make a casual room feel glamorous yet cozy. Looking for something tamer? Classic designs are updated with elements of wood or marble that complement transitional and traditional spaces.
Inspired by mid-century design, sputnik and acrylic chandeliers are statement making. Sputniks blend with many design styles; they feel industrial with a vintage bulb, modern in a solid metal or sophisticated when mixed with crystal. Acrylic pendants are stunning when over-sized in a dining room or as a trio in a tall entryway.
Chandeliers are the jewelry of the home; they dress it up or down, or add quirky charm to an otherwise neutral space. The number one question that people ask before buying a chandelier is “How do I determine what size is appropriate for my space?” There is a handy formula: length + width of the room = width of the chandelier, but that is merely a guideline. Today’s homes are designed with taller ceilings and open floorplans where you have to take into account the specific room’s size as well as its relation to the other spaces. Personal taste also comes into play as some prefer larger, dramatic lights while others want something more subdued. Are you wanting to make a change but not ready for a complete room re-do? With just a few simple updates your space can feel fresh again. Don’t be overwhelmed with the thought of change, talk to an interior designer who can guide you on how best to breathe new life into your home.