The Lighting Warehouse: An Insider’s Look At Lighting Trends
Modern interior design ideas are in a constant state of flux. So says Melissa Davidson from leading lighting supplier, The Lighting Warehouse, who goes on to add: “Lighting trends are fuelled by the constant incursion of new materials and novel forms, along with the ever-changing technological innovations that are being introduced, and of course the ever inspiring element of human creativity and modern interior design trends.”
“What was fresh and inspiring two years back may not necessarily be stylish and interesting today, and some trends that were popular decades ago seem to be making a big comeback.”
Here is Melissa’s low-down of four of the hottest trends for 2018:
- Industrial chic with a vintage edge: The stripped-down, hipster-inspired designs of the urban-industrial décor trend remain an ever-popular inspiration for lighting, and décor as a whole. Early 20th century manufacturing and Victorian design heavily influence this modern, yet vintage-inspired trend – evident in light fittings such as the Parkview bar fitting (R2 999,95). Light fittings made from materials with an antique-type aesthetic, such as the Heritage pendant (999,95), and weathered paint effects, such as the Laila 5-light chandelier (R1 499,95), are bang on trend. Also, lighting with antique-style bulbs and steam punk-like mechanical detailing are very popular, such as the Retro pendant (R2 999,95).
- Organically natural: With today’s focus on the environment and green living, a major emerging trend in lighting design is natural or organic style lighting. This kind of lighting boasts designs that are delicate, have a nature-inspired shapes, such as the Stargazer pendant (R1 799,95), and they can be made from organic materials, such as the Shaka pendant (R2 499,95) with clay beads, and the Trieste table lamp (R699,95) with its wooden base for example. Lighting with a more casual, contemporary design, is a hot trend at the moment.
- Marvelous metallics: Warm metals are making a serious run in the interior décor scene. Shades and tones of copper and rose gold are especially popular, such as the Aurelia (R999,95), Oceana (R3 699,95) and the Webster (R3 699,95) pendants. While polished chrome and steel tones remain well liked, such as the Maypole 8-light chandelier (R1 999,95) for example. Whether brushed or polished – lighting in glamorous metallic finishes continue to appear in the best-dressed homes.
- Old world glam: Glamour never goes out of fashion – it is timeless, it is elegant, and its glittery invitation is ever appealing. The old world glamour revival that is fast gaining momentum has taken a departure from the glitzy and over-the-top looks, rather opting for something more sophisticated and elegant, with an antique-type appeal. Dramatic, and even over-the-top in a sophisticated kind of way – old world glamour lends a touch of textural and visual decadence to any room it graces. Lighting is a great way of adding this look into a room – imagine the gorgeous Elizabeth bar chandelier (R7 999,95) paired with a sapphire blue chesterfield sofa, or the Beatrice ceiling light (R999,95) in a guest loo with a black and white wallpapered feature wall. Even though lighting needs to be practical, it can also be gorgeously glamorous at the same time!
All the abovementioned lights are available at these special reduced prices from The Lighting Warehouse until 29 July 2018, as part of their Birthday Bash Promotion. Visit www.lightingwarehouse.co.za to find a store closest to you, or to shop online. Nationwide delivery for online orders over R500 is free.
Note: E&EO (incorrect OE). Prices valid until 29 July 2018, or while stocks last.
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