Mission West Kitchen & Bath can introduce you to the timeless and trendy in the world of statement lighting.
Lighting is an essential part of any interior design plan. On the practical side, lighting is obviously needed to make rooms functional. But light fixtures don’t need to be utilitarian. In fact, in many cases light fixtures can be used as a statement piece almost like a piece of art or an intriguing architectural detail.
The options for statement lighting are virtually limitless, and of course the statement you want to make will be highly personal to your design sensibilities and the particular space where you wish to place the light fixtures. However, you still want to remain abreast of the latest trends in statement lighting for inspiration.
Softened Industrial Look
The industrial look continues to be popular for statement lighting, especially for pendants. However, the stark look is now being softened a bit to create options that fit well into more traditional homes. For example, industrial pendants are now appearing in warmer metal tones like copper, gold, and even burnished brass. Using a filament bulb or antique-style bulb also helps make an industrial shape more relatable and suitable for a traditional home.
Some designers are experimenting with bold, saturated colors for statement light fixtures. Colored glass is often paired with organic shapes or hand-blown glass.
Combining different metals or tones in one fixture or installation is also becoming popular. One common combination is black and burnished gold.
The quality of LED lighting has increased dramatically in the past few years, with bulbs now available that can offer warm color temperatures identical to incandescent lights. Some types of LEDs even mimic the look of a filament bulb. Many consumers are now choosing LEDs for statement lighting because they are extremely energy-efficient—in some cases 6 to 7 times more efficient than a traditional bulb. Because LEDs are long-lasting, they make an excellent choice for hard-to-reach lights such as a pendant in a high-ceilinged foyer or room with a cathedral ceiling.
Miniature Pendants & Chandeliers
For many years, statement lighting was reserved for large public spaces such as the living room, dining room, or kitchen in an open floor plan home. However, in recent years miniature pendants and chandeliers have been cropping up in smaller, more private spaces such as bathrooms, closets, and laundry rooms. They help to add interest and appeal to a small room and can also lend a bit of glamor and drama to an otherwise utilitarian space.
Need Help? Come Visit Us
If you would like help and advice selecting statement lighting for your home, please come visit us at Mission West Kitchen & Bath. We have plenty of gorgeous fixtures to choose from whether your tastes are traditional or trendy.