Lighting is one of those simple updates that can totally transform a room. Great lighting feels harmonious and draws just the right amount of attention. If you’re looking to make a bold, dramatic statement or simply get your fixtures up to date, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best lighting trends to help you truly light up your space.
1. Fluted Glass
The Art Deco-inspired vertical grooves of fluted glass adds beautiful texture to a variety of lights. It’s a stylish look in both clear and milk glass. With so many fixture options, ranging from sconces to flushmounts to chandeliers, the possibilities to incorporate this trend into both modern and traditional spaces are endless.
2. Brushed Brass
If you’ve been flicking through your favourite design Instagram accounts this year, you’ve probably noticed that brass is everywhere. Brushed brass, which has a softer matte finish and vintage quality, is especially popular. And we can certainly see why. This finish mixes beautifully with other metals and can add just the right amount of vintage soulfulness to any space.
3. Soft White Light
Opaque glass and white linen shades add a beautiful soft, glowing ambience to any space. They look particularly great when paired with sleek nickel that reflects light. We also like the look with matte black metal, to bring in a dose of contrast.
4. Sculptural Silhouettes
Artful shapes like geometric hanging light fixtures or angular table lamps feel unique, unexpected, and totally on trend. Be sure to place them in an area with unobstructed views where they get the attention they deserve.
5. The Modern Ceiling Fan
With elevated designs and virtually silent motion, ceiling fan lights are back and trending in a big way. If you love the modern farmhouse look, opt for a softly rustic style. If you’re looking to cool down a modern room, go for a sleek style. There are tons of beautiful options when it comes to these functional fixtures.
Photography courtesy of The Home Depot Canada and Hudson’s Bay