Lighting a space can make a significant impact on the emotional palette. From the design of a lighting fixture to how it radiates in a space can make or break the entire theme.
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There are a myriad concepts being done with lighting, from astonishing buys and extraordinary DIYs, everyone’s got a bug to be the most unique.
Beaded chandeliers are becoming quite a popular trend. This style can encompass beads or discs made from many different types of materials such as glass, shell or metal and of course plastic or ceramic.
It seems that while manufacturers came out with these gorgeous pieces more prominently in early 2011, the DIY crowd is just starting to pick up on producing them in a variety of fashion. If you'll notice, the bottom row in the image above are similar lighting fixtures. On the left is the Malibu Chandelier by manufacturer Serena & Lily while on the right, the DIY blog, SimplySalvage.com decided to make their own version of it. I think they pulled it off pretty well.
Industrial & Farmhouse Lighting
The look of rugged, raw metal and thick glass I think sums this trend up nicely. From wire caging to mason jars, it's hot hot hot right now.
Definitely a category more akin to the DIY crowd because of the non-complexity it entails. Not to say that some of these haven't had some hard work put toward them. But you'll definitely find this styele in both formal and informal circles.
hanging glass bottle | mason jar hanging light | green & gold glass hanging lights | multi-color mason jar chandelier | jars in canning wire chandelier | blue mason jar wall light | mason jar desk lamp
As mentioned, all types of repurposed jars and bottles are currently the bee's knees. In the DIY crowd, I find that this category is pretty intriguing because you're bound to come across the men who create, which can lead to finding other treasures in their handmade troves you may have been missing out on.
I really enjoyed this entire white room where touches of turquoise bring the eye full circle with the centerpiece being this rustic ceiling lamp.
I wish I had more areas in my house for this type of beautiful light feature. If you are re-doing an old lamp or buying something new, the possibilities are literally endless.
Being a DIYer myself, I am partial to some of these that take a quite out of date, trifted brass lamp and give it a new pop. Both lamp shades and lamp bases, there is so much you can do with each to seriously reinvent the original piece. Ceiling lamps in the drum shape are also a must and an endless list of styles and mediums.
O-Space Suspension lamp | deep magenta Supernova XL Suspension lamp | magenta & white swirl pendant | rocketship mini pendant | umbrella suspension lights | globe light | pumpkin-globe suspension light | chromatic room & sparkly ceiling lighting
Lighting fixtures are great ways to add a final glowing touch to a room. Keep in mind that the type of lighting you choose can enhance or completely change a spaces color scheme, so don't wait last minute to decide on the fixture and lighting type when building or re-doing an interior space. As a centerpiece, accent piece or just plain usefulness there are so many brilliant designs and ideas to dress up our spaces.
Do you own or have made any type of unique lighting? Do you have anything you've been eyeballing on Pinterest for a someday piece? How about colorful lighting? Let's see it!
...and if anyone is interested, here is the rest of my lighting roundup on my personal Pinterest.