Interior design has taken many routes over the years, with funky patterns, ditsy prints, show stopping colours and crisp, white lines all taking the interior world by storm one at a time. And although soft furnishings and statement walls do give homes that ‘wow’ factor, lighting has a huge role to play in how a home looks.
Lighting is able to completely overhaul the way a room looks and feels at the flick of a switch. Looking for a light, bright room ideal for working? Then install some high-performance LED spotlights and you’re good to go. But if you’re looking for a more warming glow, you’ll be looking for soft wall lights that can be dimmed.
Although both of these lighting choices echo current trends, there’s one lighting trend that’s set to be even bigger this year than last. And that is geometric lighting.
The geometric trend, which has developed from the clean, Scandinavian themes that have descended into homes and shops all over the country, really has taken hold of the lighting industry. Geometric lightshades are everywhere, from hip, modern flats, to large, listed houses. These shades light up living spaces with a serious modern twist. And one of the most popular designs are of course wire frames.
Having taken the lighting world by storm, wire lampshades now adorn major light fixtures and lamps in equal measure. From large dramatic black shades, to dainty pastel coloured wires, these frames are a statement piece wherever they hang. But as their nature allows light to dart out, everything is on show. With this in mind, many people choose to use statement lightbulbs to make the whole light look and feel sleeker and to get that effect they really want. So which lightbulbs work best?
Vintage Light Bulbs
There’s no denying that vintage-style lightbulbs have taken the lighting industry by storm. These rather beautiful Edison style light bulbs offer impressive lighting with a traditional and antique twist. And thanks to developments in LEDs, they are now super eco-friendly, too.
These bulbs come in a number of shapes and sizes, and the XXL styles are really great for making a bold statement while providing unrivalled lighting.
Coloured Light Bulbs
Coloured light bulbs have transformed the way we light our homes. They look stunning under traditional lampshades, but make a kaleidoscopic statement when paired with a complementary wire shade.
They come in a rainbow of colours to create the perfect ambiance in any room, while the energy saving ones keep costs down!
Daylight Light Bulbs
Daylight bulbs essentially mimic natural daylight. And one of the best ways to disperse this light is by using a shade that doesn’t hinder the light at all.
The energy-saving and LED bulbs come in a range of shapes and sizes to allow you to custom your light to suit you.
Dimmable lightbulbs come in a range of temperatures, shapes and sizes, but are great for creating the look you really want. And with a wire shade, this is so important as there’s nothing softening the light coming out.
Do you have any of these trendy shades in your house? What bulbs do you use with them?
Created by Steve Ellwood on 22nd February, 2017
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct