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Aug 1, 2019

DDL: Make Your Home Glow With These 5 Lighting Trends

Keep it lavishly light with these top lighting trends that will certainly make your home glow!

A significant, yet too often overlooked, element in the creation of quality interior design is lighting. It sets the mood, determines the colouring and also illuminates the most important highlights of any room.

Luckily, it’s also one of the more flexible décor elements – and could be just what you need to bring your home up to speed with the décor trend or 2019. If lighting updates are on your agenda this year, we’re here to help with a roundup of the latest lighting trends.

Bigger is Better

If you’re looking to make a statement, oversized fixtures like chandeliers and ceiling fans will help you get that WOW factor. More than lighting, these fixtures act as centrepieces. But take care – it can become overwhelming. For best results, use it in a central area where it can create the maximum effect. You can balance it with smaller fixtures around the room to create a nice overall look.

Natural is a Winner

Biophilia, which is connecting humanity and nature, is inspiring a lot of design trends this year – and lighting is no exception. Natural fibres like rattan, rope, and other woven grasses add a warm bohemian element and provide a sense of casual freedom wherever you put them. Use it in a traditional style or go Boho with your lighting.

Linear Lighting

Traditionally, lighting décor was limited to up-and-down styles, but 2019 is turning that around. Instead of your classic drop chandelier, we are seeing way more minimalist, landscaped lighting. It fills the room and can make the room appear larger with taller ceilings. Look for clean-lined, simple fixtures with exposed bulbs to really emphasize this trend.

Sculptural Shapes

Just like your favourite piece of artwork, lighting is being showcased as a focus piece in and of its own. It can be the stand-alone showstopper as opposed to featuring a large piece of art on the wall. Designers are working on developing bold shapes with a modern yet elegant twist and soon we’ll start to see more natural silhouettes and organic forms when it comes to lighting.

LED Luxury

Incandescent bulbs are very wasteful. Most of the power is wasted in the form of heat. This is why there has been a big push to change over to other more efficient and environmentally friendly forms of lighting – LED Lighting. Combine this with the minimalist trend and you’ll find unseen LED lighting that surrounds the base of your kitchen island or bathroom vanity, creates a soothing and sophisticated atmosphere.

If choosing the best lighting style has left you feeling in the dark, why not talk to the professionals from DDL? From industrial chic to modern retro styles, their team of décor specialists have everything you need to light up your home.

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