Great Fixtures For an Industrial LookFriday 3rd October 2014 02:01pm
Trends From The Factory Floor
As a lighting professional, I make it my business to keep up to date with the latest lighting design trends from all around the world. And if you’re interested in interiors, you’re bound to have noticed the huge influence of industrial design recently. Fixtures that you would only have seen in a factory 50 years ago are now the last word in urban chic in the most fashionable homes in the country. The look we first associated with Manhattan loft living is now seen in homes of every kind, and it lends itself well to both modern and traditional houses.
Lighting Up With Downlights
When clients ask me how they can grab a bit of this urban style for themselves, I always advise them to start with some downlights. You can use downlights in every room of your house; stunning and practical in the bathroom, their warm light is deeply flattering as they help you put your best face on. They are used extensively in kitchens to light work areas, and they are perfect for lighting your favourite paintings in the living room. LED lights are ideal for downlights. You can choose the shade of warmth you like best, and the globes last for years, meaning that you seldom have to worry about changing them if your lights are tricky to reach.
Hanging With The Cool Crowd
When you’re shopping for lighting online, you can look through hundreds of lighting fixtures before you see something that really jumps out at you, but you can’t fail to be impressed with our amazing selection of industrial pendant lights. They all look so stylish, it’s hard to know where to start, but I picked out a couple especially nice examples to show to clients who are looking for something really special for their homes. The Market Metal Shade Pendant Light, which comes in a copper or chrome finish, is a sleek piece of urban chic ideal for a beautiful new kitchen. For a sophisticated sitting room, I’d go for the Aiden 15W LED Aluminium Pendant Light. I love the contrast in the black version of this fixture; the elegantly curved shade has a dark exterior with a rich gold lining, matching edgy design with a warm ambience for your room.
Shoppers looking for a really knockout light fixture should definitely check out our range from Atom. The Atom Chrome Pendant Light Range has globes surrounded by curled chrome fins, all magically woven together to give you one of the most striking light features we carry.
There’s never been a better time to introduce some industrial notes into your home, and you won’t go wrong if you start at Lighting Illusions and keep an eye on our constantly updated range of fixtures.