What’s the point of owning a home if you’re not at least having some fun with interior design. When it comes to decorating your home, you’ll want to stick to what makes you feel comfortable in your own space. One way to add some flair to your home is through lighting. Lighting isn’t only for task purposes and can be used to create ambiance through some fun and creative fixtures. Spring is a great time for new beginnings, so why not use these next few months to try something new? If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve assembled a few lighting trends for you to try out this spring!
This year, don’t be afraid to be bold with your lighting. Large statement pieces are the rage this year, and for good reasons. They add a focal point to a room and can bring the overall design together. Usually, these are seen in dining rooms and living rooms, but if you want to think outside of the box, you can also install one of these fixtures in your kitchen, bedroom, or hallway. Use this to be creative and have some fun.
Vintage lighting is one of the more popular trends to jump on board with this spring. Because vintage encompasses such a wide range of styles, you can’t really go wrong with the route that you take. You can go with brassy and rustic chandeliers or even some glass, round-style bulb pendants. The other great thing about vintage lights is that you don’t need to rely on lighting stores to score a great find. Browse local antique markets and consignment shops for some unique and eclectic pieces.
Long and Linear
Add length to the rooms in your house with these long and linear pendants that designers love implementing. Not only do they create a beautiful focal point, they can also help add some geometry to tie together the rest of the room. One place that they are oftentimes seen in are above kitchen islands, bars, and breakfast nooks. Get creative with these lights by alternating the length between them or choose ones with a sleek or metallic finish.
Hand Woven and Raw Textures
These types of fixtures are super chic and trendy. Handwoven and more raw textures, similar to baskets, are a great way to spruce up your home if you’re into a more boho style. They’re especially popular with chandeliers, pendants, and lampshades. Whether your style is more beachy or earthy, you can have a lot of fun with these pieces. Additionally, you can find some beautifully created DIY fixtures on sites like Etsy.
The style of your room doesn’t always have to follow an exact pattern. Create some additional focal points by layering your lighting. Start by implementing the more important task pieces and then add in some lamps, sconces, pennants, or chandeliers. Depending on your style, you can add as little or as much as you want.
Lighting is a great way to spruce up the look of your home. Further, if you ever want to sell your house, lighting done right can help you sell your house as is. Have some fun, browse your local lighting showrooms, and give your home the touch-up that it deserves.