One of the best features of your home is lighting. You can use it to accent the architecture of your home and décor and save energy. If you are building a home or you want to make renovations to your home, consider changing your lighting. By adding or enhancing your existing lighting, you can transform your home. The following are some home lighting trends you’ll find interesting in 2016.

Lighting Under Your Cabinets

Your kitchen is one of the most often used rooms in your home. Due to all the work that goes on in your kitchen, it’s important to have the proper tools to do it, including the proper lighting. Many people who cook on a regular basis use their countertops to prep their food. Unfortunately, one or two overhead lights don’t provide enough lighting to effectively create a masterpiece. In 2016, homeowners can transform their kitchens by providing lighting under their cabinets. Additional lighting in this area makes cooking a cinch.

Layered Lights

Another way to transform the overall look of your home is to add accent lighting. You can choose to add accent lighting using recessed lighting or lamps. With multiple sources of lighting, you can begin to see your home as you never did before. The shadows that are cast on the walls and the soft glow from other sources of light add textures throughout your home. These textures provide contrast in your living space, which adds more depth.

Modern Designs for Lamps

While you are incorporating more lighting in your home, it’s important that you experiment with different designs. These days, lamps are coming in many different designs and the following are some of the hottest for 2016:

  • Oversized fixtures
  • Artisanal Fixtures
  • Nautical Fixtures
  • Industrial lamp fixtures

There are many other styles of light fixtures that await you. If you are up to it, let your choice of lamp inspire an entirely new look for one of your rooms.

When it comes to changing the look of your home, it’s important to not overlook the power of the lighting in your home. With a little imagination and the help of a local lighting like our team here at Intelligent Design, we can renew the look of your home. If you are considering installing new lighting fixtures, don’t hesitate to give us a call so that we can provide you with an estimate of our services.


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