A note from our Décor Diva & Lighting Professional
LIGHTING TIPS AND TRICKS:
“Lighting can make a big difference in the interior environment of your home, used properly, it can help you to see better and perform tasks more easily. It provides a sense of safety, security, and comfort. While lighting controls such as dimmer systems, provide you with the flexibility to adjust the mood and ambiance of your home.
Lighting fixtures are ideal, and often inexpensive accessories to supplement the interior design of your home. With an incredible range of styles, shapes, colours, and sizes, lighting fixtures can add sparkle and a final finishing touch to your décor.
Properly used lighting should complement your lifestyle and meet your family’s needs. When planning your home’s lighting, keep these tips in mind:
- Identify the activities that occur in each room (reading, food preparation, hobby work, grooming, laundry, homework, etc.).
- Identify the mood or ambiance that you want to create in each space.
- Identify any decorative elements you wish to emphasize, such as artwork or wall textures.
- Identify areas with dark wall colours and finishes. These absorb more light than those areas with lighter finishes, so supplementary lighting may be required.”
2021 brings with it a wide range of lighting trends for all spaces of your home and office, this can be overwhelming, and we suggest that you select a trend that appeals to you, your home or office, and the style that you want to go for. Take a look below at some of the more popular lighting trends taking centre stage and feel inspired!
- Combination material lighting
Think metal and natural textiles, delicate and firm materials, rough and soft fabrics. This trend speaks to counterposing fabrics, materials, and textiles to bring about a beautiful contrast of lighting décor.
- Black lights and lighting
Black coloured lights are in! Imagine your lounge illuminated by a matte-black inspired floor lamp, or your kitchen lit-up by a series of black LED downlights.
- Chandeliers in a pendant shape
Pendant chandeliers have made their name known this year, whether you’re looking to light up your kitchen or bedroom, these are the ideal lighting mechanism for almost any space. Envision a series of pendant-shaped chandeliers above your centre island, drawing the eye in and creating a well-lit area for you to cook and prepare your meals in. Or perhaps you’re looking for the best way to shed some light alongside your bed to read at night, lighting that won’t take up all the space on your bedside table, hanging pendant lights are the solution!
- Coloured glass lighting
Bring colour and beauty into a space with these exquisite lights to enhance the room and incorporate all colour elements into a feature piece like this.
- Eco-style lights in a natural textile
This eco-style trend lends itself nicely to a ‘green’ environment, if you’re looking to create or fill a tranquil and serene space with a more natural-looking statement piece, this is the trend for you!
As they say, ‘variety is the spice of life’ and with these trends, we’re sure that you’ll be satisfied knowing that you can create beautifully illuminated spaces, each with a unique look and feel!
Need some help picking out the right lamp for your bedside table? Or perhaps you’re building your dream home and need some advice on the respective lighting placements, Kim is your go-to person! Visit us in-store at 176 Victoria Road and ask for Kim or send us your name and number via one of our social media platforms and we’ll be in touch!