Lighting the Way: 5 Interior Lighting Trends for 2016
Picture your brand new custom home. The dazzling glow fills your household with warmth, beckoning every guest to sit down, and stay a while. The luminary ambiance shines bright with brilliance – from the staircase to the kitchen countertops, everything is dazzling.
Lighting is an essential and often overlooked component that keeps your house glowing. From contemporary to retro, here are a handful of well-lit trends to inspire you no matter your desired aesthetic.
SHEDDING LIGHT ON YOUR CUSTOM HOME
Taking any room from basic to breathtaking, chandeliers are being used in unexpected areas of residential spaces to reflect the personality, passions and lifestyles of each individual. Chandeliers are being treated like pieces of art, becoming elaborate sculptures that serve as a stunning focal point.
Pendant lights, which hang on a chord or chain from the ceiling, have become popular choices for homebuyers seeking a bold look without the bulk of a chandelier. They are space-saving options for workspaces like kitchens or offices. Common materials for pendant lights include glass, metal and cloth. From shape to height and color, the look of your pendant lights is completely customizable to accentuate existing home features.
Tall ceilings, large foyers or kitchen nooks are ideal locations for some oversized fixture designs. Custom designed pieces with bronze, brass and gold tones have already begun making their mark. Warmer metals are expected to continue to gain momentum in 2016. From industrial to vintage chic, these fixtures have one thing in common: their sizeable presence.
LED lighting was labeled one of the top trends for 2015, and we are anticipating this trend’s popularity will only increase within the next few years. LED bulbs are more expensive than traditional bulbs, but will last significantly longer than standard bulbs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy website, “Today’s LED lighting is six or seven times more efficient than conventional lighting and can last up to 25 times longer.” Sustainable and energy efficient, LED light strips can be placed under cabinets, behind mirrors, under furniture and almost anywhere you can think of.
Defined as “a type of light fixture affixed to a wall in such a way that it uses only the wall for support, and the light is usually directed upwards,” sconces appear as a part of you décor rather than a form of light. The options for sconces are endless, making it easy to match the style and look you desire. Sconces are usually used in narrow spaces such as hallways or staircases, but they can be utilized anywhere as a primary or complementary source of ample, ambient lighting.
We’ve perused the Internet and scoured social media to bring you the latest trends in lighting. Now let CKC Custom Homes bring to light your home vision, customized with your personality, style and preferences. Our experienced designers, architects and builders will prepare a personalized strategy that meets your expectations and your budget. Contact us today.