By Clarissa Allison | January 6th, 2017
A new year is the perfect opportunity to achieve balance at work and at home. Many of us have big plans for 2017, and making aesthetic and practical changes to our surroundings can kick start a positive influence that lasts throughout the year. One of the ways to refresh our environment is to experiment with new lighting options in our decor choices. Read on for lighting suggestions that will keep you on trend as well as helping with energy savings!
Arc and Tripod Floor Lamps
Lighting fixtures as main focal points and statement pieces are what’s happening now. Modern and sleek designs that that take center stage can transform an entire space. Floor lamps in unexpected silhouettes such as arcing designs, and with clean details like linen shades add a fun dimension to dark metals. Highly stylized but simple floor lamps have returned as an important design element, and arcing floor lamps complement your reading nook or living room perfectly. Likewise, tripod floor lamps offer the mid-century appeal created by the sophisticated Scandinavian designs of the 1960′s.
Industrial Lighting Fixtures
At Louie Lighting, we have a wide assortment of industrial ceiling and wall fixtures that will add a rugged appeal to any indoor or exterior space. RLM (Reflective Luminaire Manufacturer) lighting fixtures are ideal for commercial lighting. Place them above tables in restaurants, bars or as outdoor sign lighting. Industrial Lights are also a great choice for those who aspire to a farmhouse look within the home, as they are capable of adding vintage style in any room. To complete the look, you can add Nostalgic Edison Style Light Bulbs. See our selection from Bulbrite, here.
Jewel Toned Accents
Last year, decorating in pastel shades of pink and blue were a common sight in contemporary homes, but jewel tones are now what’s in demand going forward. Look for lighting fixtures in berry hues with accents like scroll-work, chrome or rounded details. Even a lampshade in a rich tone conveys a warmth and romantic element to your surroundings. The best part? You don’t have to purchase large, expensive pieces to achieve this look. Simply add a couple of pretty table lamps to a sofa table to set the baseline for your living room’s theme.
Smart Home Lighting
Creating elaborate lighting scenes and being able to control them with the push of a button on your smartphone is the latest in modern convenience. Now, Lutron’s Caseta wireless dimmers and Smart Bridge with Homekit technology allows you to set the schedule for your home lighting operation from your iphone or Android. You can even set the lights to come on or turn off automatically upon your arrival and departure. Having more control over when lights are used in your home and switching to LED light bulbs will cut down on your energy consumption. Use Lutron’s home automation system in any room in your home and build your smart lighting system with as few or as many products as you’d like. A kit is the easiest way to start, but you can also purchase products individually and mix and match them. Add more products to your system at any time! To learn more, visit our Home Automation page, here.
Lighting fixtures with natural details are truly progressive in the sense that they can complement a variety of design approaches. The same wooden pendant light would look just as fabulous in a beach themed home as it does in a masculine, industrial warehouse. If you’re worried about wood appearing a bit too rustic, stick to forms that are traditional, uniform shapes. For the more adventurous, try a lamp that appears to be sprouting its own branches or boasts an unpolished flair.
Thanks for reading this week’s blog. For any questions purchasing the perfect lighting fixture for your space, contact us toll free at 1877 385 2104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Louie Lighting Team wishes you and yours a safe and happy weekend.