Lighting is often considered an accessory in new home design, and is selected along with other options, such as cabinet styles and paint colors. But lighting is such a critical element that it’s worthwhile to factor it into the beginning stages of the home planning process. After all, lighting serves a much greater purpose than simply helping you see better. Lights can illuminate and accentuate the very best features of your home, or become artwork themselves. Here, we take a look at six of the most beautiful lighting trends of 2021, and how you can incorporate them in your own home.
1) Design a Room Around Light
There’s no rule that says light selection should come after your room is designed. If you own or have your eye on a particularly stunning chandelier, it’s perfectly fine to design your entire space around that one fixture. Consider the materials, size, and type of light the chandelier gives off, place it in your space, then add furniture and accessories that complement it. You’ll guarantee that your space will be one-of-a-kind and that you’ll love stepping into it each and every day.
2) Illuminate Wall Art
Whether you’ve collected it travelling the world or from the local market in town, beautiful wall art is meant to be showcased. Create a gallery-worthy effect using unique uplighting such as wall sconces or a few strategically placed lamps. You’ll love gazing at your art just as much as when it first caught your eye.
3) Make a Statement
Speaking of art, your lighting should reflect your style and personality just as much as a painting. Make a statement by finding structural lamps made with interesting materials, vivid colors, or bold patterns. Or re-imagine your dining area to accommodate an oversized chandelier. Let your lighting be a conversation-starter!
4) Dress Up Your Bedroom
Chandelier in the bedroom? Why not? Turn your sleeping space into the stuff dreams are made of with lavish lighting fit for royalty. While a fan may be the most practical option right above the bed, designing a dressing area or owner’s bath with beautiful accent lighting will make waking up and going to bed a luxurious experience.
5) Balance the Room with Brass
Brass fixtures of all kinds are gaining popularity for their warm tones and elegant finishes. Lighting accentuated with brass pairs beautifully with natural materials used in furniture and accessories, like marble and wood. Brass light fixtures create a timeless look when paired with modern design elements, and are the perfect choice to bring personal style and elegance into your home.
6) Get Smart About Light
Light comes in a variety of color temperatures, which can set the mood in a room. You may choose cool, white light in your home office in order to stay focused, or dim, warm light at night or dinnertime for a more intimate vibe. While standard bulbs only give you one color temperature, a smart bulb allows you to make adjustments with an app as your activities change throughout the day. Your light color changes, but your bulb never needs to.
Lighting is often the final touch to bring a room together, but it can also lead your design style and become, quite literally, the highlight of your home. We’d love to show you how our new homes along the Wasatch Front and Wasatch Back can be customized with your lighting preferences in mind, to create a home that’s stunning any time of day or night. For more information about available or coming soon homes, please contact us at 385-297-8216.