bright sights: lighting design trends
Coming up with a beautiful home design is one thing, but it's also essential to complete the interior fitout to suit your preferences and lifestyle.
One important thing to consider when it comes to the final touches on your home is selecting the right lighting.
From built-in bulbs to hanging and freestanding lamps, there are plenty of options available for large properties as well as narrow lot homes.
While many people consider lighting up individual rooms, from the kitchen to master bedroom, transition spaces are also important to focus on.
Turning your hallway into a feature with floor lighting and bold artwork can create a real impact while utilising the area as a decorative zone.
If you want to be really out there, polished gold lampshades have been tipped as a trend for 2014. If you're thinking about this for narrow lot homes, opt for hanging instead of freestanding lamps to maximise space.
Homeowners who opt for cool white walls and furniture made of natural materials such as timber for a clean, fresh feel are mindful that lighting is a key part of the equation.
Creative lamps made of bamboo plywood look fantastic in living spaces, with a range of quirky designs available.
As a hanging lamp, they are also well-suited for above the dining table. Their lattice-type structures add a delicate touch to your home and the grey- and cream-painted versions blend in with the decor of a contemporary home.
While natural materials such as bamboo are all the rage, sometimes stripping things back for a more industrial feel can be a more daring option.
Whether you're opting for discreet LED lights that are built into walls and staircases or functional lamps with a brushed concrete aesthetic, a back-to-basics look can be a welcome option if you really want to express yourself.
Bare bulbs offer a truly industrial feel, but may be too harsh in bedrooms. Instead, opt for hanging lamps on long metal chains and use bulbs with a matte finish for a softer glow.
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