With January and February’s long nights, we notice the lighting design in our homes more than at any other time of the year.
It’s the perfect time to think about refreshing our light fittings.
If you’re looking to shed a little light on the interior trends for 2017, here are our top tips for the fashionable items in our homes this year:
Light fittings inspired by nature
We’ll be seeing chandeliers shaped like calla lilies, light fittings inspired by leaves, twigs, and feathers.
Influences from the flowing lines of Art Nouveau inspired by grasses, flowers, and other plants, will be seen throughout interior design this year.
They’ve been bubbling under the radar for the past few years, but 2017 is going to see the trend become widespread.
Some will be inspired by Art Deco, 1930s Hollywood movies, and glitz.
Others will take 1950s and 1960s shapes like the Newton chandelier by Boca do Lobo.
There’s be a glamorous look to interiors in 2017. Alongside sheepskin rugs, silk throws, and rich jewel colours, there will be a trend towards burnished, gold decorations on objects like lamps.
Watch out for gold leaf embossed lamp bases, both round and stick shaped.
Naked bulbs caged in metals
Naked bulbs have been a trend in recent years. This year, we’ll see more of them in metallic cages, especially copper, steel, and distressed, aged metals.
Lights with cork details
Yes, we did say cork! Not since the 1970s has cork been so popular in interior designs – on floors and walls.
Designers have been combining it with other natural materials to create a look devoid of cork’s naff Seventies history.
2017 will see lights with cork detailing becoming very fashionable.
Sculptural floor lamps
Many will be geometric in design, taking their inspiration from modern art. Expect to see corner lamps features 1960s-style pods attached to a single metal pole. Groovy!
It’s also a great time to ensure the safety of your lights and switches.
If you need help revamping your lighting – with design, installation, or maintenance – we’re here for you!
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