2015 Lighting Trends

With the ability to make our lives easier or to alter the ambience in a room, lighting should never be overlooked in terms of the capacity to update a room. Anybody who has ever looked at custom built homes as opposed to homes built on speculation knows what a difference beautiful light fixtures can make in a home even in terms of sheer wow factor, let alone their capacity to set a mood or make a task easier. And with today’s trend toward fully using outdoor space in our homes too, the need for additional lighting is expanding even further. Whether you are replacing existing outdated fixtures, building a new home, or newly lighting spaces previously overlooked or underused, you might want to bear in mind some of the popular trends in lighting today.

LED Lighting

The hottest lighting trend in 2015 is LED lighting, currently the #1 requested item for new kitchens. For both practical and affordable reasons, LED lighting is in strong demand, particularly in the kitchen, bathroom and outdoor areas, and with the strong demand, manufacturers have been forced to reduce production costs, leading to lower prices. Flexible under counter slighting strips can last for 20 years if used three hours a day. Dimmers are a good idea not only for ambience, but to save on lighting costs too!

TaoTronics® TT-SL001 Waterproof RGB LED Strip Light Kit (16.4ft, 150 LEDs, Color Changing RGB SMD 5050, Dimmable,24K remote & 60w Power Supply)

TaoTronics® TT-SL001 Waterproof RGB LED Strip Light Kit

Lighting in new places or new ways

Lighting is now easily installable in drawers, cabinets closets pantries and storage rooms, and virtually any other place previously left in the dark.

Drawer Light

Kohree® Wireless PIR Motion Sensor Super Bright 10 LED Battery Powered Cabinet Drawer Night Light

Mr. Beams MB723 Battery-Powered Motion-Sensing LED Stick-Anywhere Nightlight, 3-Pack

Mr. Beams MB723 Battery-Powered Motion-Sensing LED Stick-Anywhere Nightlight

MrBeamsMB980Battery-OperatedIndoorOutdoorMotion-SensingLEDCeilingLightWhite

Mr. Beams MB 980 Battery-Operated Indoor/Outdoor Motion-Sensing LED Ceiling Light

Wireless lighting in dim outdoor locations

The newest technology keeps getting newer and cheaper. Its now possible to add exterior lighting in those dark pathways or near outbuildings in just minutes at a very low cost.

InnoGear® 16 LED Super Bright Waterproof Solar Powered Light Motion Sensor Outdoor Garden Patio Path Wall Mount Gutter Fence Security Lamp Light

InnoGear® 16 LED Super Bright Waterproof Solar Powered Light Motion Sensor Outdoor Garden Patio Path Wall Mount Gutter Fence Security Lamp Light

Wall sconces replace bedside or end table lamps

We’re now seeing more table top space on our end tables and night stands with the use of wall sconces instead of table lamps – makes sense to me! Swing arm styles allow us to tuck them out of the way when not in use.

Adjustable Wall Lamps (Set of 2)

Adjustable Wall Lamps

Kenroy Home 30110BLKP Simplicity Wall Swing Arm Lamp, Matte Black

Kenroy Home 30110BLKP Simplicity Wall Swing Arm Lamp, Matte Black

Pendant lighting

We’re now seeing pendant lighting in new places, like over the couch either a large pendant singularly or smaller ones in rows. Pendant lighting suspended with metal chains are high in demand, especially vintage and industrial style fixtures. Large bowl and drum pendants are two of the hottest designs. Pendants repeated in a single row over an island, or a mix and match of contrasting pendants is also popular. Sculptural artsy fixtures can provide a contemporary look to a room.

Cocoweb 16 inch Oldage LED Ceiling Barn Light - Cherry Red

Cocoweb 16″ Oldage LED Ceiling Barn Light – Cherry Red

Philips Ecomoods Energy Efficient Dimmable Pendant Light, Chrome and Wood Laminate

Philips 40339/11/48 Ecomoods Energy Efficient Dimmable Pendant Light, Chrome and Wood Laminate

Larmes Teardrop Pendant

ET2 Lighting E23111-18 Larmes Mini Pendant

60W Artistic Iron Pendant Light Electrochromism Finished White

60W Artistic Iron Pendant Light Electrochromism Finished White

Ikea 600.713.44 Knappa Pendant Lamp, White

Ikea 600.713.44 Knappa Pendant Lamp

Chandeliers

There are a lot of very affordable chandeliers on the market today, with mini versions surging in popularity for bathrooms and girl’s bedrooms, even in laundry rooms. These work well in small suites and apartments as well. A trend toward glamorous extravagance is also emerging, in the form of dramatic crystal chandeliers, and fixtures that look like jewellery pieces, not just in the dining room but above kitchen islands or in high ceilinged entryways too. Industrial style pendants are also very popular.

Tadpoles Four Bulb Chandelier, White

Tadpoles Four Bulb Chandelier, White

Unitary™ Antique Large Barn Chandelier with 10 lights Painted Finish

Unitary™ Antique Large Barn Chandelier with 10 lights Painted Finish

Nilight Modern 19 Lights Chrome Glass Globe Ceiling Light Pendant Lamp Chandelier

Nilight Modern 19 Lights Chrome Glass Globe Ceiling Light

LightInTheBox® Modern Crystal chandelier with 11 Lights Chrom, Flush Mount Chandeliers Modern Ceiling Light Fixture for Hallway, Entry, Bedroom, Living Room with Bulb Included

LightInTheBox® Modern Crystal chandelier

Swarovski Crystal Trimmed Chandelier! Chandelier 22X28 Free Shipping H22 inch X W28 inch

Swarovski Crystal Trimmed Chandelier

Warm Metal Light Fixtures

Copper and other warm metals are highly sought after, in overhead or wall sconce lighting as well as lamps. Copper and black is a hot combination, as is black and gold.

Angelo Antique Copper Lantern Chandelier

Angelo Antique Copper Lantern Chandelier

Hudson Valley Lighting 1748 Eight Light Up Lighting Cast Brass Candelabra Style, Old Bronze

Hudson Valley Lighting 1748 Eight Light Up Lighting Cast Brass Candelabra Style, Old Bronze

Industrial Lighting

Industrial light fixtures are now being introduced in a wider variety of fixtures, including popular copper.

Ecopower Industrial Edison Hanging Pendant Light Shade 1 Light with Clear Glass

Ecopower Industrial Edison Hanging Pendant Light Shade 1 Light with Clear Glass

Ecopower Industrial Edison Minimalist 1 Light Wall Sconces Aged Steel FinishedWall Mount Pulley for Pendant LampsUnitary BRAND Vintage Barn Metal Mini Semi Flush Mount Light Max 60W With 1 Light Black and Sliver Finish

Mixed cage style bulbs and fixtures can work well as a chandelier or in a row over an island.

Bulbrite 134019 40W Nostalgic Edison Squirrel Cage-style BulbEcopower Vintage Style Industrial Opening and Closing Hanging Light Pendant Wire Cage Lamp Guard60watt, 110v, E27, T10 5anchors, Screw Retro Industrial Vintage Filament Edison Light Bulb Retro Clear GlassGlobe Electric 64751 1 Light Vintage Edison Hanging Caged Pedant Light Fixture, Oil Rubbed Bronze FinishEcopower Vintage Hanging Pendant Light Fixture Come with Nostalgic Edison Squirrel Cage-style Thread Filament BulbTesla I Industrial Cage Pendant Lamp with Plug-in Cord40watt, 220v, A19, Base B22, 15anchors-23anchors Teardrops Screw Retro Industrial Vintage Filament Edison Light Bulb LightbulbEcopower Vintage Industrial Hanging Light Black Mini Pendant Cage Lamp Come with Nostalgic Edison Bulb, 40Watts...Murray Feiss P1242 Urban Renewal 1 Light Mini Pendant with Metal Shade and Cage, Antique Forged Iron40w, 220v, E27, T30-225mm, Shape Columnar, 12anchors, Screw Retro Industrial Vintage Filament Edison Light Bulb

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