Trends in Lighting

Whether it’s creating a relaxing ambiance or illuminating important tasks at hand, great lighting is always in style. The right lighting not only sets the mood but enhances your decor and shows off your personality. For some fresh inspiration and bright ideas, take a look at the latest in lighting trends.

Industrial chic has become an incredibly popular look. Drawing from utilitarian design, this factory-inspired style evokes the turn of the century while staying thoroughly modern. Industrial light fixtures can look great in both traditional or contemporary settings. An added benefit is that they double up as modern, sculptural forms – creating practical illumination but also an artistic focal point for any space. While most light fixtures try to hide their light sources, industrial chic fixtures have made them a prominent part of their design. Reproduction carbon filament light bulbs replicating old vintage styles are in plain view to further enhance the industrial chic aesthetic. This trend of showing off light sources is carrying over into contemporary designs as well.

Atlas by Troy Lighting
Mercantile by Troy Lighting
Gaines by Hudson Valley Lighting
Carson by Hudson Valley Lighting
Glitz and glamour is making a comeback. Many lighting fixtures are incorporating runway fashion elements into their designs – often treating their new collections with as much excitement as a new line of designer clothing or jewelry. Lighting inspired by fashion trends adds dazzling sophistication and cutting-edge style to the home. A beautiful chandelier sparkles like designer jewels, while luxury materials steal the spotlight. From freshwater pearls and crystals to intricately cut acrylic and natural agate slices in rich sunset hues, lighting fixtures are emphasizing high quality, artisan ingredients – perfect for adding a little haute couture to the home.

Rockstar by Corbett Lighting
Travis by Hudson Valley Lighting
Madame Bardot by Troy Lighting
With a focus on exceptional materials, it’s no surprise to see some fun and whimsical objects thrown into the mix. Troy Lighting is turning everyday “found objects” into high art with some of their latest collections featuring cutlery, coffee cups and beer bottles. However, these aren’t run-of-the-mill objects. They are specifically manufactured and customized to work with the overall size and scale of the design. This attention to detail and craftsmanship elevates the everyday to new heights, creating a stunning visual impact.

Bistro by Troy Lighting
121 Main by Troy Lighting
Barista by Troy Lighting
Party All Night by Corbett Lighting

Author: Kellee Hollenback
Kellee Hollenback Hammond is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Littman Brands, which include Troy Lighting, Corbett Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting, CSL (Creative Systems Lighting) as well as the company SONNEMAN – A Way of Light. Hammond has been with Littman Brands since 2010 and has been immersed in the lighting industry for more than 15 years. Kellee also recently served as a member of the American Lighting Association (ALA) committee in 2014 as well as a board member for ART – The Creative Home Furnishings Network since 2012. Hammond is also a certified lighting specialist with the ALA.