November 16, 2016
Lighting in focus
From creating a warm, inviting atmosphere to evoking impact and a hint of drama, lighting is a key element in any interior space.
With so many options to choose from, we’ve sought inspiration from the lighting trends forecast for the year ahead.
The sumptuous chandelier
The ultimate statement piece and symbol of opulence, the appeal of the chandelier reflects the timelessness of luxury and decoration. Traditional crystal chandeliers as well as more unconventional styles are both likely to feature in renovations and new builds next year.
Chandeliers are the perfect addition to any living space, creating a great talking point and offering a touch of regal elegance to your home.
For those willing to be bold, embrace the deep greens likely to trend next year by selecting darker coloured chandeliers in black or jewel green.
Think earthy and organic
In an homage to the clean-cut, streamlined designs typical of Nordic styling, natural materials including timber, cork and terracotta are an essential feature of 2017's interiors palette.
While these materials may initially seem unlikely choices for lighting, fun beaker lights stopped with cork and hanging terracotta shades prove otherwise. Such designs can be easily incorporated into the decor of any home and will help create a warm and welcoming ambiance.
Terracotta is the perfect addition to kitchen and dining areas while timber and cork look amazing in bedrooms and living spaces.
Ultra-modern pendant lighting
Be bold without harking back to traditional lighting with ultra modern pendant lights. These versatile lights can be used in any room, from the bedroom to the bathroom, dining room or living room. Materials such as chrome and copper give an industrial edge while concrete or bamboo create a feel that’s modern with an earthy twist.
Hang clusters of pendant lights to add impact and luminosity. Or hang a single, statement pendant for a striking focal point over a table or vanity.