Uplights, downlights, LCD lights, the truth is we have so much choice in lighting nowadays we just have absolutely no idea where to begin! The beauty of 2011 is that we no longer have to conform to any specific lighting trend, eclecticism is your guide and so now, choice is your friend! However, if you would like to know what other folk are doing, here are a couple hints at the latest lighting ideas for 2011.
Pendant lights are the latest trend this season, particularly in the kitchen. Instead of having the good old fashioned, tucked away and ever so practical fluorescent light, we are now seeing the advent of feature lighting in kitchens! Pendant lights over your kitchen island or breakfast nook will enhance the ambiance of your kitchen and make it feel softer, warmer. Pendant lighting in the dining room is also a wonderful idea. And you can decide what kind of finish you would like, whether you want elegant antique looking pendant fixtures, or hot blue glass, making a feature of the lighting is the way forward this year.
And if you are really looking for feature lighting, then look no further than the return of the Chandelier! Chandeliers have come back with a vengeance this season, and we’re not only talking those great big crystal things that hang in the entrance halls of 17th century palaces! Well, yes, if that’s what you would like, there is still plenty of scope, but the latest idea in chandeliers is to make them more modern and funky! Picture a purple crystal waterfall trickling over your dining room table, or neat little crystal down lights on either side of your bed, or a stream of twinkling diamond crystals running from roof to floor in your entrance hall! Chandeliers are back baby, and they’re wiling to be what ever you want them to be!
So, if your looking for lighting this season, the idea is to make it as visible as possible! Make your lighting a feature, a talking point, a work of art in your home!