When it comes to Lighting your home, there are numerous ways to express your unique design style and get creative. We invited Progress Lighting to share some simple project ideas that will help you to create a more designer-centric, beautiful home with lighting. Read on to learn how to illuminate your home while keeping both function and fashion in mind:
Light in Unexpected Ways
Now more than ever, designers and homeowners are creating memorable spaces that incorporate unexpected applications for light fixtures. We’re seeing decorative lights used in surprising ways – such as an eclectic ceiling light in a mudroom, modern pendants in the bedroom or crystal chandeliers in an elegant bathroom. Pendants offer tremendous design versatility with the ability to be grouped in two or more for an eye-catching, artistic display. This dining room setting features classic lantern pendants that make a statement in an area you may expect to see a single, traditional chandelier.
Switch Out Your Shades
When looking to refresh your living areas with a quick and easy project, rather than replacing lighting fixtures altogether, consider simply updating the shades. For example, this open-concept kitchen takes on a modern, mid-century style with bold, black shaded pendants above the island and table. For summer months, the homeowner can replace these shades with a soft, off-white linen shade for a bright and airy style alternative.
Go With What’s Trending
Stay up to date on the latest home design trends and select lighting that plays into today’s most popular looks. For example, industrial-inspired home accents are being infused with all sorts of styles. This transitional kitchen pulls in the industrial trend with a classic, warehouse styled pendant in a rich Antique Bronze finish. Other key home design trends include touches of glamour, bohemian style and rustic farmhouse interiors.
View Your Lighting as Art
Once seen as primarily a functional home accent, lighting has evolved to have the ability to serve as a key focal point in any room of the home. Artistic forms, handcrafted elements, splashes of color and glamorous details are features that bring your decorative lighting fixtures to center stage. This striking orb fixture above a rustic dining table brings this dining room design full circle!
For more lighting inspiration, be sure to visit www.progresslighting.com and connect with them on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram. Their channels are full of bright ideas for lighting your home!
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