Michelle’s Pick: Lighting Design Trends

Michelle’s Pick: Lighting Design Trends

Oct 22, 2021

There’s no better time to say it: let there be light! In your beautiful, new Brown Haven home, nothing sets the tone quite like optimal lighting. From your open-concept living area to your owner’s suite and beyond, modern lighting doesn’t just illuminate a room, it serves as a defining focal point as well.

Michelle, our talented lead designer, gave us some insight into the hottest lighting design trends, and those that will last a lifetime. Read on and get inspired to turn the rooms in your home into the luminous spaces you’ve always dreamed of.

New Home Lighting Trends

1) Oversized Pendants Over the Kitchen Island

Although these Raffia pendants from Kichler are beautiful to look at, they actually perform a very important function. The kitchen island is where you do any number of things — from chopping veggies to reviewing letters. Task lighting in this space is essential, but why not jazz it up a little?

2) Multiple Pendants Over the Dining Table

Part of stunning interior design is doing the unexpected. Instead of a traditional, single chandelier over your dining room table, why not have a series of beautiful pendants? It's sure to be a conversation starter when guests come over to dine.

3) Industrial Lighting

Industrial elements are sleek, minimal, durable, and perfect for a modern home. While large industrial items — like countertops or tables — might not lend the warm feeling we all love in a home, smaller items like pendants offer the perfect amount of interest.

4) Gold and Black Finishes

Don't call it a comeback, gold has been here for years! Now we're just taking it out of the 80's and pairing it with matte black light fixtures for a breathtakingly modern look.

5) Swing Arm Sconces Over a Nightstand

If you have a large lamp crowding out everything else on your nightstand, it may be time to consider wall sconces. Not only will they free up important real estate for books and your nightly glass of water, you'll love their unique look and very practical use.

Lighting can truly make or break your home when it comes to livability. With these design choices, it will become the highlight of every space. Whether you choose to build a new custom home in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or North Georgia, Michelle and her team of talented designers will guide you to the perfect lighting design. Contact us to schedule an appointment at any of our Design Studios throughout the regions that we build.