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2016 Lighting Design Trends

Choosing new lighting fixtures for your home can be both fun and overwhelming at the same time. There are so many choices, from design decisions to the many bulb options.

The recent Lightovation lighting conference in Dallas highlighted some new trends for 2016, while validating the industry-wide trend to adopt LED lighting technology.

A big design trend for 2016 is Midcentury Modern, as translated by many lighting manufacturers, including Quoizel, Savoy House, Crystorama and George Kovacs. This trend harkens back to the 50’s and 60’s of the last century, expressing a desire for simpler times and an understated, less-is-more attitude. These designs play well with any décor, from modern to more traditional rooms, since their clean lines blend easily.

Another trend is oversized fixtures, including chandeliers, pendants and especially ceiling fans. Multi-tier chandeliers look great in a high-ceiling entryway or foyer, filling the space and directing the eye upward. Large pendants can work in large or smaller spaces; it’s best to use multiples in larger spaces, but one oversized pendant in a smaller space makes a beautiful impact.

Ceiling fans are getting bigger and bigger, making a huge design statement while delivering impressive air circulation and helping to reduce energy costs. Minka Aire is offering the new Ninety-Nine fan, a 99″ ceiling fan with a DC Motor.

The popularity of warmer finishes has inspired lighting designers to add new looks in warm gold, muted brass tones and even burnished nickel or silver. Many lighting designers are now mixing metals: gold with silver, copper with brass, for a sophisticated modern look.

Whatever your design style, stop by to see the newest 2016 lighting trends and talk to our lighting experts about bringing these new elements into your home lighting layout.

Quoizel: The frame-work of the Brook Hall Collection draws your eye directly to the center encasing it perfectly.
Quoizel: The Downtown mini-pendant with a gleaming glass ball accent complements the rich dusk bronze finish.
Minka Aire: Light Wave fan in the Distressed Koa finish is truly a unique design that draws inspiration from the ocean’s graceful and tubular wave formations. 


Crystorama: Libby Langdon’s Sylvan Collection is an Easy, Elegant, Everyday Style. A casual and relaxed look with stylish, clean lines.