Hot Lighting Trends for 2018

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 9:40AM

Hot Lighting Trends for 2018

One of the simple joys of custom home ownership is the ability to keep both the interior and exterior up-to-date and in tune with the latest design and décor trends.

For instance, many people approach lighting as simply a way to see when it’s dark outside. However, there’s also a safety element. In addition, light can set a mood and deliver a welcoming ambiance for guests and loved ones.

With more than five months still left to go in 2018, it’s possible to embrace new ideas in lighting. Especially when Fall approaches and the daylight duration gets shorter, having creative illumination options is essential. Here’s how to get started:

Assess Each Room Separately

There’s no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to furnishing custom homes in Daytona Beach. While personal preference certainly plays an integral role, it’s important to first understand and highlight the best qualities of each room.

Just as a large chandelier would look out of place in a smaller section of your home, tiny lighting options can appear awkward in larger spaces such as living rooms. That’s why it’s wise to explore all the possibilities available to you, including recessed lighting and other options.

In many cases, lighting can even serve as a focal point. More than just a source of visibility, lamps and other light sources help accent interesting décor and striking art inside your residence.

Find the Perfect Match

While part of the fun of home ownership is the ability to regularly update décor, many people find it helpful to choose lighting that complements their current motif.

For example, custom homes with an old-fashioned feel benefit from rustic kitchen lighting. Industrial lighting works well for those homes with a sleek and classic theme. Other popular options include incorporating metallic elements (brass, brushed silver, faux iron). This choice lends both function and aesthetic interest.

Revisit the Classics

When many people think of chandeliers, they envision an old-world home secluded in the woods, or an ancient abandoned castle from times gone by. However, this elegant lighting option has become newly popular with contemporary homeowners.

Versatile and eye-catching, chandeliers come in a variety of sizes and styles. For instance, the Scandinavian-inspired hygge pairs perfectly with rustic décor and warm design elements. On the other hand, Lagom chandeliers of Danish influence put a modern and minimalist twist on an old favorite.

In addition, more owners of Plantation Bay homes and property in similar neighborhoods have decided to bring back the definitive elegance of the chandelier by centering picturesque interior design around this lighting selection.

Embrace the Future

Another popular option on the opposite spectrum is heightened use of LED light. Many homeowners swear by this choice for its money and energy saving qualities. In addition, LED light produces a soft and inviting glow to any room.

Both table and hanging lamp styles work well with LED illumination. Many manufacturers today even offer these up-to-date light sources in “throwback” styles, such as the Edison bulb.

Incorporate Natural Light

While electric light shines at night, many modern Ormond Beach homes are designed to capture the ample and pleasing natural light that life in Central Florida provides. In addition, creative use and placement of windows and other structural elements allow you to fully appreciate the breathtaking wildlife and vegetation of this region.

As mentioned, choosing to build a custom home puts you in control. From floor plans, to interior design, and more, you’ll be involved in every detail. In fact, for more than 30 years, we’ve been proud to help countless Central Florida residents craft the custom home of their dreams. A premier custom home builder in the region, we use only the highest-quality materials.

Browse the ‘photos’ section of our website to witness the striking design of which we’re capable. Then, contact us today to get started on a stellar custom home of your own.

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