Everyone goes through it: the boring room blues. Even designs and décor that you loved years ago lose their appeal after living with them day in and day out. That’s where trends come in – they add polish and vitality to what’s become old hat. And lighting trends are one of the quickest ways to revive any room.
If your space needs a style shake-up, look to these hot lighting trends that can liven up your life in a snap.
- Brass – If you remember the brass of the days of yore, forget what you think you know. The golden warm glow of this metal is earning it some dedicated advocates, from interior designers to fashion designers. Its surprising versatility makes brass work equally well in styles from midcentury modern, like the Hinckley Zelda Pendant, to schoolhouse-inspired, like the Visual Comfort and Company Sloane Street Pendant.
- Rustic – All things natural, rustic and vintage-American-inspired are climbing up the trend scale by leaps and bounds. A lighting fixture that incorporates natural materials or evokes luxury-cabin chic can transform a room that needs extra texture and ambience. The Currey & Company Treetop Small Chandelier is a more literal nod to nature while the oxidized metal effect in the Uttermost Albiano One Light Pendant blends elegant lines with rustic materials.
- Lighting-as-art – If you can never decide what to put on your walls, look to the ceiling instead. This trend demands that lighting fixtures do more than brighten a room – it also serves as the attention-grabbing focal point. Available options run the gamut, making it easier to find something that’s just your style. The Corbett Dolcetti Seven-Light Pendant is a tiered, shimmering, mosaic-inspired example in tones of white, silver and blue, while the Arteriors Home Zanadoo 12-Light Iron Pendant is a bright burst of brass that will make any room more dynamic.