Over Accent Walls? Try These Statement Lighting Design Trends Instead
Let there be light.
Published Feb 15, 2018 5:10 PM
While patterned wallpaper and accent walls have had their moment in the design spotlight, it’s time to give your ceilings an update in the New Year. Here at Domino, we’re always on the hunt for the hottest new trends and most stylish finds—and it looks like this might be the year of the statement light. From modern and trendy to a little rustic and old-school, bold fixtures are popping up everywhere from Amsterdam to Venice, California.
Ahead, check out the statement lights we’ve been loving so far this year, and maybe consider adding one into your own home.
In this Venice townhouse (designed using the decor app, Hutch), the owner wanted to distinguish between her kitchen and living room in a fun way that still made use of her open floor plan. The perfect option? These cool mod light fixtures above the kitchen—they’re the perfect distinguishing factor between the ocean blue kitchen and the slightly more neutral living room.
This contemporary cool Amsterdam abode has a rustic touch, thanks to the multitude of plants all over the space and abundance of natural light. The high ceilings are the perfect backdrop for pendant lights in interesting shapes and colors, but we’re really falling for the trendy, geometric-style glass version hanging in the kitchen.
With a Mediterranean-style vibe, this Ojai home is a wonderful spot for rest and relaxation, and shows that high-profile light fixtures aren’t just for living rooms. In the kitchen, a bamboo and cotton pendant light from Couleur Locale adds a delicate touch with its unconventional shape.
Natural materials and a gorgeous living wall give the sky-high dining room in this Brazil home a wonderful, fresh take on minimalism. Believing (rightly so) that the correct lighting is key to opening up a space, the designers opted for hanging pendants by Muuto, which have been press spun, polished, and painted by hand.
In the kitchen of this Flatiron home, a milky white glass fixture with an ethereal vibe takes the spotlight. The cloud-like shape works well with the pale blue backsplash and soft leather chairs.
Trust Leanne Ford to take the mundane and turn it on its head: In episode five of Restored by the Fords, she helped a family create their ultimate dream home. In the dining area, she mixed and matched lines and shapes to create an interesting play on monochrome—peek the traditional farmhouse table in the center, accented by those stunning natural black basket lights.
Ever wished you had a library in your home? You will after you take a look inside this trendy Upper West Side apartment, where the tidy little nook makes a huge statement with dark, glossy walls. The elegant light fixture adds a bit of sparkle to the regal jeweled tones.
Designed with a fresh take on coastal living in mind, this modern farmhouse is all about cozy and organic vibes, with neutrals like soft greys and stark whites taking over the space. On the second floor, soft materials like wood and bamboo give the area a cohesive look, and the homeowners opted for a custom black wire fixture to contrast with the all-white walls.
Moroccan vibes rule in this stunning home of designer Veronica Hamlet. The mastermind behind Hamlet Interiors and Semikah Textiles plays with so many fun rugs and patterns, giving the home an unconventional twist on traditional interiors. In her entryway, cool prints and patterns are accented by the bulbous light fixture, with the gold accents epitomizing exotic luxury.
Vintage finds take over this 1927 Oklahoma home that meshes the original architecture with stylish Art Deco fixtures. In the living room, a low-hanging light gives a much needed lift with a stunning braided wire and funky tiered shapes.
In this sprawling Hawaiian home, saturated colors are all the rage, giving it a moody feel. To balance all that dark leather and wood, a stunning black-trimmed light that uses gold orbs and several lines was added—blending modern and rustic in a simple, yet stylish way.
If you’re worried using statement lights will overpower your space, take a cue from this upstate New York kitchen. Stainless steel cabinets, wood-beam ceilings, and rough hewn tiled floors add heft to the room, while the crystal light fixture adds a, well, lighter and breezier element.
In this colorful Houston home, bold patterns, wild artwork, and bright hues unite to create an amalgamation of fun and whimsy. We’re especially loving the way the dark walls in the living room serve as the perfect backdrop for the graffiti settee and vintage Sciolari chandelier—which uses a play on lines to create the most interesting shape.
Black and white might seem boring, but that’s definitely not the case in this stunning Hollywood home. The sleek artwork, cozy throws, and variety of textures add interest, while the woven black fixture adds a glam edge.
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