Well, I’m back from holiday, I’m rested and I’m excited to start writing again, having spent the majority of Sunday clearing my inbox of GDPR reminders yesterday. One press release I did spot that sparked a content idea that might help your décor choices was from Festive Lights. Talking about the key lighting trends in interiors, I wanted to share my personal favourites, set to dominate 2018, from statement lights to artisan textures.
Whether you rent (actually, especially if you rent), or you’ve purchased your home, lighting is often an afterthought when it comes to decorating. But truth be told, it’s probably one of the most important elements of the room.
But we all know how lighting can change the room in an instant. You can create ambiance with mood lighting, highlight areas of the room such as a reading nook or even create symmetry, aesthetically pleasing to the eye, with table lamps.
Anyway, here are five key lighting trends for 2018 which you can incorporate into your home.
I’ve seen oversized statement lights cropping up again and again recently, from low hanging industrial pendant lights in the kitchen to glamorous chandeliers to create a dining room focal point. The key to statement lighting is just that – let the light be the point of attraction and keep the rest of the décor to a subtle minimum. (Image credit: Wealden Times | Photographer: David Merewether)
Now the warmer months have appeared – I’m rejoicing for Pimms on the balcony – updating your garden to create a sanctuary to enjoy the sun in is a must. Thanks to the likes of Pinterest, the use of outdoor lighting has grown in popularity over the last year and the summer of 2018 is set to be filled with fairy lights along fences, hanging string bulbs and solar-powered lamps. (Image Credit: Festive Lights)
Looking to the Stars
Celestial – lights designed to resemble a constellation of stars – is one of the biggest trends in interior lighting this year. This trend works well in modern properties, with chrome and glass finishes. Like that of statement lighting, if you choose an oversized low hanging celestial light fixture, make this the focal point. (Image Credit: DelightFULL)
We’ve seen the use of rattan and wicker move outdoors in, from furniture to decorative accessories, and lighting isn’t going to be left behind. The use of natural, artisan textures can be seen in bamboo light shades and lamp bases, both of which work well in bohemian-inspired rooms such as the bedroom and living room. (Image credit: John Lewis)
One trend that seems to be sticking around until the year 3000 is mid-century modern. Many designers feel this trend has run its course now but I’m not sure I’ll ever get bored of this elegant and stylish décor style. From tinted glass lamps to 60s’ inspired bursting pendant light fixtures, this style of light, with its clean lines and simple silhouette, works well in so many different design genres, from classic to super modern. (Image credit: Oliver Bonas)
So, which would you say is your favourite lighting trend for 2018? Is there anything here you’d incorporate into your own home? Let me know in the comments below what you think.