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A bright spot: 5 home lighting trends


Lighting is one of the most important elements in your home, creating an inviting environment while setting the scene for entertaining or comfortable living. That’s why we’re excited to illuminate today’s top five trends—courtesy of Progress Lighting. Read on to learn what the lighting professionals have to say about establishing just the right ambiance for your home. 

  1. Grouped pendant displays
    When it comes to pendant lighting, the design experts at Progress Lighting reveal “the more the merrier.” A large entertainment island is popular in today’s homes, and homeowners are highlighting the area above with clusters of multiple mini-pendants. It’s easy to mix and match styles and finishes at various heights for a contemporary feel or line the island with the same size and style for a simple, streamlined approach. 
  2. Clear glass with exposed sources
    If you’re looking to create a fresh and lively atmosphere, give the bulb center stage by exposing your light source. Incorporating these stylish fixtures in a kitchen or pantry underscores a room’s beauty and simplicity, especially when paired with bright, white cabinets.
  3. Minimalist design
    For those who enjoy a “less is more” approach, your style is very much in vogue these days. Kitchens and baths with clean lines, minimal ornamentation and easy maintenance are high on the list. Simplified lighting with modest features contributes to this popular style.
  4. Glamorous lighting
    Lest we forget that elegance will always shine brightly, architects and designers are choosing more elaborate lighting additions, adorned with beads, bobeches and crystals, which contribute to the luxurious feel of the space. Look for unexpected, stylish fixtures making their way into kitchen and bath design.
  5. Energy-efficient options
    New, more efficient lighting technologies let consumers make subtle energy-saving changes. LED and CFL lamps play a huge role in energy and maintenance savings, and they look great at the same time.

From simple to more ornate, today’s lighting options provide you with plenty of decorating options. If you’re looking for more interior inspiration, be sure to check out our Pinterest page for lots of great ideas.