By Clarissa Allison | February 5th, 2016
One key word we’d use to describe modern lighting is “mature”. Not in the “old-fashioned” sense of the word, but in the adult sense. Minimalist design in general can often be found in the homes of folks who live a stream-lined existence, free of clutter, disorganization and distraction. When it comes to lighting, the deceptively straightforward design of the fixture (or lighting element itself) can lend our focus to brilliant or clean, sharply cutting light patterns which contribute to an aesthetic all their own. Below, we have selected three of the most brilliantly subtle lighting fixtures on the market today. You may find these and more modern lighting options directly on www.louielighting.com.
Artemide Lighting Dinarco Wall Sconce
The Dinarco Wall Sconce features beautiful indirect lighting which emits from a halogen light source. This delicate fixture is composed of a die-cast aluminum wall mount, and an expertly painted metal body in a matte white finish. This sconce is also dimmable.
Kenroy Home Fortress 2 Light Floor Lamp (Bronze)
Protected by an skillfully woven outer mesh of wire is a glowing fabric column. This unique floor lamp creates an ambient mix of texture, form and light, all centered on a simple architectural base.
Kichler Lighting Roswell 3 Light Oval Pendant
This 3 light oval chandelier from the Roswell™ collection will create the right impression in your home. The Brushed Nickel outer finish and beautiful Satin Etched Glass form a distinctive, linear design that will last through changing fads and trends.
Minimalist Design Tips:
1. Find your “brand” and be consistent. Whether at home or in a professional setting, keeping the fixture design simple and the colour palette monochromatic or uncomplicated will make your look flexible enough to be used throughout the rest of the home or business without fuss.
2. Think about what you’d like to communicate with your space. Far from the absence of emotion, the simplest designs can evoke strong feelings when utilized the right way. Try placing a bold and bare vintage Edison style pendantcenter stage in your living room, or dot your hallway with black box downlights for a dramatic effect.
3. Minimalism loves space. Many people who are lucky enough to have an open floor plan, may wish to fill every inch with treasured items – that means wall art, rugs and furniture. The austere homeowner will choose instead to let space enhance their carefully chosen objects, as they are few, and meaningful. A striking object residing in a clean space demands attention.
4. Don’t leave out a pop of color. Perhaps it’s a lipstick red slim table lamp, or maybe a neon column floor lamp in a stark white room . The design, placement and surroundings will determine contemporary more than the colors you choose, so don’t forget to have fun!
We’d love to see pictures of your unique and functional minimal space. Send us photos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Louie Lighting Team wishes you and yours a safe and happy weekend!.