One of the lighting trends for 2016 is Lamps Plus’ “upgraded industrial”. According to a company press release “the warehouse-inspired-movement-cum-mainstream design staple is seeing a bit of refinement.” Look for modern industrial lighting featuring rich tones and alternative metals. Don’t be afraid to invest in the industrial trend either the look is here to stay for the next few years.
Side table lamps are perfect when they are in bed reading or winding down from the day. Consider night lights and soft glow wall sconces for little ones that are afraid of the dark. For decorative touches match bedding décor and lamp shades together for a pulled together yet functional look.
The Messe Frankfurt Light+Building show in Germany is the event where retailers designers and architects go to view what’s next in the lighting design world. The Trend Forum at the show forecast that one of the next trends for the home will be lighting “infused with allusions of nature: in organic forms in the spectrum of natural colors and the world of bud leaf and plant motifs.” Lighting inspired by nature softens the feel of cold contemporary or bare spaces by adding softer lines and an organic feel to the room.
Children’s lighting is important: Your child will enjoy their room more when they have appealing lighting to enjoy their activities. Overhead lighting should be bright but not directional into their eyes to produce squinting or a glare.
Lighten the room with partial drama: If you’re not ready to take the full plunge into having your full walls colored with dark finishes how about opting for a chair rail or wainscot accent with dark color below and a lighter color above? This combination will bring in the light but will also retain the dramatic nature that dark colored interiors bring.
Beautiful and with an imposing façade the Cat Mountain Residence designed by Cornerstone Architects in Austin Texas is quite unique thanks to the special blend of neat contemporary notes in dialogue with the charming antique decorations.