16 December 2016
5 Lighting Trends for 2017
Embrace the Latest in Lighting Control
Interior design is constantly evolving, especially as innovation continues to bring technology and art together. Beyond color palettes and furniture styles in your Deerfield Beach, FL home, there’s one design element you should definitely be paying attention to for 2017: lighting. It’s an essential aspect of every room, so make sure your home lighting control and design methods are up with the times by reading about these up-and-coming trends.
1. Natural Light is In
New architectural designs are featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and plentiful skylights in a bid to increase natural light. These home designs will include complementary technology designed to take advantage of natural light while still providing brightness when the weather decides not to cooperate. By placing tiny lighting sensors strategically throughout each room, homes can actually self-regulate lighting levels. If the sun goes behind a cloud, the lights illuminate just enough to keep the room at optimal brightness, then dim once sunlight is available again.
2. Say Goodbye to Wall Clutter
Tired of faceplates and switches cluttering up your walls? You’re not alone. In the coming years, faceplates will slowly fade away in favor of touch panels you can carry with you wherever you go. Using your smartphone or tablet, you can adjust lights in every area of your property with a simple tap on the screen.
3. Lighting Goes Minimalist
LEDs have made the traditional bulb shape a thing of the past. In much the same way that wall faceplates are being eliminated for other décor, lighting sconces are blending into the architecture. The brightness capabilities of LEDs have made it possible to illuminate entire rooms with light bulbs that are virtually invisible when not in use.
4. Lighting Fixtures Make a Statement
Minimalist lighting creates a perfect opportunity to place all the focus on artistic lighting pieces. Some of the biggest fixture design trends of 2016 will continue to stay popular in the coming year. Expect to see a lot of industrial style fixtures with exposed piping and Reflective Luminaire Manufacturer (RLM). Large, modern fixtures will also make a pop in 2017.
5. Connect Indoor and Outdoor
For the longest time, homeowners have treated indoor and outdoor lighting as completely separate entities, but an upcoming trend is to take a more fluid approach to your home’s design. In 2017, you’ll see a trend toward blending indoor and outdoor spaces through large, sliding windows and doors. Lighting control will play a big role in achieving this unified atmosphere by connecting indoor and outdoor lights to the same management system. On evenings when the Florida weather cooperates, you can create a cohesive lighting design that displays your entire property at its best.
Is your lighting style up to date with the latest innovations? Contact a local Bravas partner to learn more about the possibilities for embracing these trends and other popular lighting styles in your home.