One area of our home that tends to get overlooked when decorating is our lighting. The main reason for this is because many consumers view lighting trends to be too short-lived to even bother with replacing or upgrading and prefer upgrading their homes or offices with fine furniture. However, lighting trends let us see what direction the lighting industry is headed as well as demonstrating the latest advancements in design and technology. Additionally, using lighting as an interior decoration provides you with a functional design element. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the current trends on the market.
One of the more popular trends in interior design is the streamlined appearance of modern and contemporary design elements. This design trend has lead to one of the current trends in the lighting industry, minimalist LED lighting. This energy saving technology is combined with subtle design features that allow for a contemporary look and reduced energy usage. This clean and sharp appearance has become extremely popular and has proven itself to be a mainstay in the lighting industry.
This trend has come about due in part to popular television series such as “Mad Men.” This seemingly constantly growing trend can be seen throughout contemporary restaurants and popular interior design magazines. Given its popularity, it is easy to see how the lighting in midcentury modern designs will retain their trendy status throughout 2017 and more than likely well into next year.
Light fixtures that feature mixed metals is another trend that is rapidly growing in the lighting industry. Mixing different types of metals creates a modern look that is also great for experimenting with pairing up different metal types. While gold and brass colors seem to be the most popular, silver and nickel have made a reappearance on the style list and make for great options to try and blend with brass and gold.
Designing With Geometry
The popularity of geometrically shaped fixtures and design elements seems to continue to grow in popularity. Using hexagonal, cylindrical and rhombus lighting fixtures has become very trendy and creates both an artistic and modern atmosphere to any room. In addition to looking as if though they are works of art, they are also functional design elements that could be the missing element in your room design.
While design trends come and go, these five trends we have covered seem to be more than a passing fancy. If you are currently remodeling your home or office, do not overlook the often forgotten element that provides a vital function, your lighting. Contact the experts at John Williams Interiors so they can point you in the right direction for your Austin San Antonio interior design project and what lighting would serve as the best interior decoration for your needs.