While scouring Pinterest for a recent kitchen color trends post, another trend caught our eye – linear and sculptural lighting. Think long, landscape-oriented lighting over kitchen islands, dining tables, bedrooms, et. al. This look emphasizes clean lines and a modern profile that feels so fresh.
Often incorporating bare bulbs or LED, linear lighting evokes a minimalist vibe. But, if you think that feels way too modern for your sensibilities, you’ll find that this new genre also works well with a more classic look. Take McGee and Co.’s Prosperity Chandelier, for instance. It has that long, horizontal shape with a decidedly traditional feel. It’s perfection. Get inspired to incorporate this look with whole-house inspiration from some of our favorite designers and shop a few of the best linear and sculptural lights below.
via: Urban Electric | Interior Design: Jen Langston
This lighting trend has become incredibly popular over kitchen islands. In lieu of traditional pendants, long, linear lights that reach horizontally rather than the typical verticle drop bring a bit of streamlined drama to the space. Another popular use for this style is over long dining tables. Don’t worry, pendant lights aren’t going anywhere just yet, but they definitely have a healthy dose of competition and it’s one that feels fresh and modern.
In the same family with linear lighting, are sculptural lights. Often with linear sensibilities and sculptural shapes, these lights are major statement pieces. They incorporate everything from sputnik style mid-century modern design to more organic, asymmetrical armed forms, but all have one thing in common – high drama. These are all-eyes-on-me kind of lights.
Interior Design and Photography: Studio McGee
Have you jumped on the linear lighting trend yet? We are 100% into this look and discovered so many beautiful variations at our recent trip to Las Vegas Market. A few other lighting styles that have been popping up everywhere are ring lights, monochromatic table lamps, and art deco sconces. What other lighting trends are you seeing and loving?
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Erin Lepperd is an interior designer – turned digital media editor with a love for breathtaking interiors. When she’s not writing about design, you’ll find her wrangling her wild and wonderful 5-year-old twins, brunching like it’s her job, and exploring the wilds of New England as a California transplant.