Top Trends in Interior Lighting Design 2018
This month marks the halfway point of 2018. With a new year comes new trends, for every element of fashion. This year’s clothing fashion has seen lots of funky prints, pretty pastels and super casual denim, but what’s happening in the interior lighting design sphere? Here at LA Lounge, we love to keep up with the trends of interior lighting design and share our thoughts and ideas with you. Whether you are planning a renovation this year or simply want to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom, our plans and ideas can help you create the perfect space for your home. Take a look at this year’s top lighting design trends to inspire your next project.
A trend that never seems to go out of fashion is the vintage industrial look. The term industrial may have you imagining neutral colours and shabby metal finishes, but we are now seeing this look in a different light (excuse the pun!). Instead of rustic, industrial finishes, this year is showcasing sleek metal styles in more varied tones, such as copper which is very in fashion at the moment. You can even find cool industrial fixtures with finer, delicate details that will add a touch of rustic to any style home. The kitchen is possibly the most popular place for industrial lighting as it adds a focal piece to the space. We are loving the DALI (Digitally Addressable Lighting Interface) compatible Seven Two pendant light to complete this beautifully textured industrial look. This industrial light has a sand black finish, creating the perfect chic vibe for your kitchen space. The pendant is a fantastic idea to use for task lighting in the kitchen above the work bench, spot on for chopping, slicing and dicing. Not only do these super cool lights look the part, their DALI compatibility also gives them heaps of benefits for you. The lights are dimmable, so they can work as your task lighting, mood lighting and everything in between. The system can also be reconfigured using your smartphone or computer – how cool is that? This lighting style is sure to turn heads and can work as a statement in most homes.
The vintage industrial style is really taking a lot of designers’ interest in this year’s interior lighting design looks. Although Edison globes are hardly a new trend, they are becoming more and more fashionable in the home. If you would like to try something similar but a little bit less rustic and mainstream, we definitely have something special for you. Our DALI compatible Seven One pendant light has a beautiful rustic look while still showcasing delicate details that draw in your gaze. This light has a bronze finish, which is also very in fashion right now with fashionistas and interior designers alike. The look is also sure to turn heads with its perfect mixture of old and new, making it a perfect addition to any home. This pendant light paired with warm recessed lighting creates a beautiful, welcoming and homely feeling, keeping your guests coming back for more and making you fall in love with your home all over again. This look is perfect if you want to create a trendy look that still showcases a beautifully, homely feel within your space. These lights work especially well in a living room, as they create a cosy atmosphere for you and your guests!
Although it may not be at the forefront of your mind, incandescent bulbs are actually very wasteful. These bulbs use the majority of their power to form heat, costing you more money in the long run for two reasons: paying to generate heat as well as light and having to regularly buy replacements. LED lights last a lot longer than their incandescent counterparts and are also eco-friendly as they are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable. With this in the back of your mind, it is no surprise that LED lights are slowly but surely creeping into many designer interior lighting looks in 2018. Our team is currently loving the LED strip lighting styles that have been popping up recently. As mentioned in our Staircase Lighting Design blog post, these lights look incredible on staircases and handrails. The finished look is jaw-dropping and is a lot more simple to set up than you would think. By placing our LED strip lights under each stair or riser, you can create a modern glam feel that turns your staircase into the centrepiece of your home. We especially love this look in warm tones as it creates a chic, yet elegant style, making the scene a perfect addition to your modern home. This style also works well on shelving, as you can see in our Shelf Lighting Ideas post, and within ceiling crevices in your living room or home cinema!
Now that we’re over halfway through 2018, it is time to start thinking about what cool interior lighting design styles the year has brought to us and to many homes across the globe. Here at LA Lounge, we love to keep on top of what trends are coming in and out of style and we enjoy sharing our thorough knowledge with you. Whether you have a home renovation on the cards or maybe feel like bringing some life back into your kitchen or living room, our talented team can help you create the perfect space within your home. We understand that a lighting designer is the essential team member to create the perfectly well-lit look, which is why we offer a free lighting design consultation to help you with your next home update! From initial concepts right through to the creation of a well-rounded and polished plan, our team can help you create the perfect project that adheres to your time and budget. If you would like to learn more about this year’s interior lighting design trends, we are here to help! To book a free lighting design consultation with our talented team at our stunning Neutral Bay showroom, please visit our website or call us today on +44 (0) 20 7371 9000. We look forward to working with you soon!