Lighting selections have many purposes and roles within home design and interior decoration. Their main function is to give ample lighting for different tasks and activities within the house. But properly selected lighting can also serve as decorative fixtures, add to the look and feel of the house, and have a lasting impression on guests. Contemporary design schemes and plans have fully incorporated the lighting selection into the process, with a range of designs available for homeowners to choose from.
For home staging, lighting is also an important factor in your goal of standing out from the rest of the houses being sold in the market. If your lighting selections are able to create visual and mental impact in your potential home buyers, they will not forget your home and more than likely return to make an offer even after they see other properties for sale. Great lighting is also an excellent reflection of proper maintenance and appreciation of the house overall.
Choosing the type of lighting that would update or enhance your home interiors depends largely on your overall design scheme or plan for home staging purposes. It can also serve as the focal point or finishing touch of a specific area or room of your house, as well as give contrast or respite from the general look of a certain space.
This 2013, these are lighting trends that the experts are suggesting:
- Sculptural lighting that feature abstract designs. These lighting fixtures feature abstract art designs and shapes, but without going too far from their main purpose of providing lighting functions. You can choose from a wide range of colors, accents, and shapes that can fit any part of the home. They are both decorative and effective, adding personality and charm where they are utilized.
- A hybrid of rustic and modern lighting. Refined rustic lighting fixtures are a hybrid of casual, country-inspired rustic designs with contemporary, urban touch of sophistication. They evoke more traditional lighting designs but also pay homage to simplistic, minimalist designs that have become the popular choice in recent years.
- Crystal lighting. Crystal lighting fixtures (or any other home accessories, for that matter) have always been seen as luxury and expensive home décor. Today, there are plenty of glamorous and sophisticated crystal light fixtures and designs in a wide range of price points, so you will be able to find selections for any budget.
- Layered lighting. Homeowners are choosing cost-effective and functional solutions for multipurpose utilization of indoor space. For instance, kitchens are no longer just meal preparation areas, but are also utilized for dining, entertaining, and working. Layered lighting makes it easier for homeowners to select settings that are appropriate for activities being performed.