The festive season is incomplete without the sparkle of lights. In fact, this year, more than ever, with the focus moving inwards, lights will no longer just be an accessory, illumination is in the spotlight. Whether you are planning on using your living spaces to primarily entertain or simply enjoy a family dinner, lighting will have the ability to make or mar the experience. However, with the market full of options, making the right choice can be difficult. Here are the top luxury lighting trends for your home.
Controllability and comfort are crucial for customers. Currently, people are moving away from traditional chandeliers and conventional lamps towards LED and dynamic lights which can be controlled via mobile apps. These dynamic lights can change colour and increase or decrease in intensity with a switch of a button or a swipe of the finger. Also called smart lights, these can connect to the wi-fi and boast a plethora of functions.
Let’s face it, simple lights don’t make the cut any more. It’s all about the “wow factor” these days. People want to make a statement with decorative lighting pieces akin to works of art. These include playful and awe-inspiring lighting fixtures and installations that feature striking designs in exquisite blown glass and die cast aluminium.
A contemporary home requires lighting that reflects this style of design. This is why there has been a shift towards geometric wall brackets, pendants, chandeliers and lamps. Think square dangling lights, oval and triangular wall sconces, rectangular floor lamps and abstract rhombus chandeliers. They take centre stage in a home, no matter which room you place them in.
With the festive season around the corner, lights for celebrations are in vogue. People are choosing lighting fixtures in the shape of bells or flowers (such as marigold) for their temples as well as special nooks in their homes. These lights can be as large as an installation, or small and dainty. Additionally, people desire indirect, soft and soothing lighting during this time. This is why festive-themed illumination is not as bright as task lighting; instead they fall in the ambient lighting category, casting a warm glow over the festivities.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that sustainability is the need of the hour. Therefore, it comes as little surprise that the green theme is trending even in lighting. Incorporating energy-saving and environmental-friendly lighting in homes is becoming more and more important to people. We are seeing an increasing trend towards the use of energy-saving LED lights as well as dimmable lights. Almost all high-end illumination devices come with a dimmer, so that the homeowner is able to change the mood in a matter of seconds.
With little or no help during the lockdown, there has also been a shift towards low-maintenance designs and products. Similarly, for lighting, devices with a special coating that reduces dust accumulation by 80 per cent are gaining popularity.
Whether you go for a sculptural chandelier or small LEDs, these trends will ensure that the lights you choose will be the highlight of your home.
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