The luxury home lighting trends set to dominate 2019
As we steam headlong through autumn and hurtle towards winter, the shorter days and darker evenings are an inevitable part of the new season – with long, sunny evenings spent outdoors reluctantly being replaced with cosy nights in on the sofa. At a time of year when we begin to spend more time indoors than ever, it’s the perfect time to reassess your living space and make a few changes to spruce it up for the months ahead.
If there’s one small tweak that can totally transform a room in one easy move, it’s overhauling your lighting. Strategically placed and stylish lamps can make for a cosy and atmospheric space in which to curl up for the evening, while trendy overhead style LED strip lights and ceiling lights – in carefully chosen colours – can both add character and create the illusion of additional space.
With Christmas now just around the corner, it’s merely a few weeks until we find ourselves facing the dawn of a brand-new year – so if you’re going to be giving your home a revamp, then it pays to get ahead of the style game.
Interior design trends next year will continue to create elegantly simple, clutter-free living spaces, with straight lines and geometric shapes both set to be recurring themes. We’ve teamed up with the experts at Lights.co.uk – a leading supplier of stylish premium lighting solutions across the UK – to look ahead to the biggest luxury home lighting trends set to dominate in 2019. From bathroom lights to garden lights, and lamps to LEDs, it’s time to make your move now.
Vintage pendulum lights
Looking for some new kitchen lights? Hanging vintage lightbulbs, suspended from cables, are the latest incarnation of industrial chic – and in 2019, we’ll see them set against stark monochrome backdrops as black and white kitchens make a comeback.
Pendulum lights will continue to be big in dining rooms, too – and a row of four suspended over your dining table can make for a statement centrepiece that shines a spotlight on the focal point of the room.
Set to be a major trend in 2019, malleable metal lamps are both beautiful and versatile, allowing you to adapt them to suit your tastes and the spatial needs of your home. These pretty lamps come in several different variants, such as a large circle chandelier, large or small suspension, and cable lighting. Some malleable luminaires even allow you to choose the number of light branches according to the surface and volume of the room set to accommodate it, allowing full customisation.
Giant floor lamps with articulated arms
Light up your living room with a stylish giant floor lamp, because this is another industrial trend that shows no signs of going anywhere. A great option for illuminating a workspace or positioning over an armchair for a cosy reading spot, floor lamps in 2019 are set to move away from 2018’s metallics in favour of a matte monochrome look. Black matte, in particular, is set to be a huge home trend in 2019, and looks great set against contrasting white walls and furniture.
Smart outdoor lighting
It might be indoor weather, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to neglect the exterior of your home. Some carefully chosen outdoor lighting can make a great first impression to approaching guests – something to think about next time you’re hosting a glamorous dinner party.
High-tech exterior lighting like an outdoor motion sensor light can be an effective way of welcoming them to your front door, bathing your home with light and announcing their arrival. To give your back yard a glow year-round, position your garden lights up against trees for an uplight effect that pulls your focus onto a specific area of the garden. This trick also turns your chosen tree into a prominent feature. Choose your colours carefully – a warm white light creates a cosy ambience, while a bright colour can create a party atmosphere if a special celebration is on the cards. You could even opt from minimalistic Christmas-themed lights as we head towards the festive season – though remember to take them down in time for the new year!
If there’s one time of year we all need a little extra light in our lives, it’s autumn and winter – and these 2019 trend predictions promise to ensure you’re one step ahead of the game come the new year. Making transforming your home into a magical winter wonderland simple, there’s no better time to make your move.