The rate at which the interior design world dynamically evolves can result in what is somewhat of a challenging set of trends to keep up with, particularly when one zones-in on the lighting industry which forms a major part of interior design. With the right advice however, not only can you ensure to keep up with the latest and greatest trends as they apply to you, but you can also do so at prices which won’t have you breaking the bank.
Interior design lighting specialists Festive Lights walk us through the trends set to be popular in 2019, with a rather unique lighting twist.
Looking to the skies with Stars & Constellations
While galaxy prints have been enjoying some popularity for quite a few years now, going forward, look out for anything incorporating cosmic patterns, zodiac motifs, and astronomy designs that are more sophisticated.
You can easily replicate the bright constellation- lit night skies and celestial designs into your own home with the use of strings of twinkling fairy lights. As far as trends earmarked to be popular in 2019, we’re looking at firefly wire fairly lights in particular, featuring naked wiring and a gentle glowing lights.
Using sustainable and natural materials alongside Smart Lighting for the Blue Plane Effect
Lamp bases can have materials such as concrete and marble incorporated into them, with cork used for lamp stands. Otherwise for more of a budget-friendly twist which will undeniably be a hit among students, we have the string fairly lights fitted around a cork board. Look out for trends which offer a window into the past with nature themes, featuring twisted wooden elements.
To jump on the Smart Lighting trend, trade-in your old lighting for LED lights. In addition to being more energy efficient, they last long and that can save you money in the long term. They also possess the ability to change colour temperatures, with their dimming feature bringing them up to date as well.
Mid-Century modern mixed with art deco for a touch of class
To style according to the mid-century trend that’s mixed with art deco, be on the lookout for unique manufacturing techniques steeped in history. Sputnik style pendants, tinted glass and spherical bubble lamps as some examples of anything that has a slight retro twist while possessing iconic silhouettes will inevitably remind us of times gone by, while maintaining the benefits of new technology.
New metallics in industrial lighting
Industrial lamps which make use of aluminium, steel and brass may appear a bit stark and over-emphasising of functionality on their own, however, they can quite easily be mixed in with a variety of other interior trends to create a look that’s both traditional and contemporary at the same time. These trends can include the likes of sumptuous velvet furnishings or even lush tropical prints.
Colour pairings – matt black with spiced honey
Dulux have announced their 2019 colour as Spiced Honey, which is a new take on beige, featuring warm amber undertones. It has been described as optimistic and resilient, accounting for a cosy atmosphere that ties into the enduring hygge trend.
This can be contrasted with a move away from grey, more towards black – matt black in particular. Elements of this bold and dramatic look can easily be introduced into your home, fortunately, against a spiced honey backdrop, when it comes to items such as industrial style lighting. The high contrast that exists between sleek and modern matt black and the warm, calming caramel tone projects a soothing yet energising effect.