If you’re in the mood for something new in your home but aren’t ready to make big modifications yet, then consider making changes to your lighting. It’s a quick transformation that doesn’t have to break the bank and can make a huge difference. Here are the top lighting trends for 2019, to use as suggestions for any lighting improvements happening in your home.
Brass as a fixture material is very in for 2019. If gold is too much for you but you love the warm tone, consider brass. Unlacquered brass is the way to go – it will take on a lovely patina as it ages. If you do a little searching, you could find some really amazing vintage pieces in brass to brighten up your space.
Lighting with natural fiber shades is very desirable this year. Woven wicker or rattan can either feel vintage or beachy, depending on the fixture and the vibe of the rest of the room. Another plus: natural fibers filter light in a soft, lovely way for a diffused feel for your space.
If form and function both appeal to you, consider going a more sculptural route in your lighting. These fixtures can be so much more than just a light source – they can be statement pieces that tell you what space is all about.
In an opposite realm, lighting can also be subtle and hidden. Indirect lighting is a hot trend in 2019 if integrating your lighting with your space is something that is important to you. By tucking lighting under counters, behind mirrors, or along molding, you can light spaces without calling attention to just how you’re lighting it. Indirect lighting can feel soothing and bring calm to otherwise chaotic spaces.
Especially in open-concept spaces, the pendant light can serve as an anchor. If you live in a loft or otherwise open space, consider using pendant lights to help create a sense of place. Pendant lights can either be bold, or more sensible, depending on your tastes.
Island chandeliers are very current for 2019, and take the concept of the pendant light and turn it up a bit. If your kitchen features a stand-alone island, consider putting a large island chandelier above it to make space feel more complete. Don’t let the word “chandelier” fool you – these don’t have to be the formal crystal affairs of traditional chandeliers. Island chandeliers can take many forms but are often modern or industrial in feel.
Changing your lighting is an easy step toward making your space feel new again. Consider these six trends in indoor lighting in 2019 when shopping for your next lighting statement! Contact Brunelli Electrician for a free estimate!