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Interior Design & Lighting Trends: 2018 Edition

Posted on Feb 02, 2018 by Andrea

Koket, bespoke furniture brand, interviewed interior designers to forecast the 2018 interior design trends. We're highlighting a few of their predictions and looking at how these will influence lighting trends.

2018 Prediction: Natural Wood. In Koket's article, Corine Maggio from CM Natural Design says, "Natural wood is very fitting for the times… It's practical and organic for a variety of applications."

This pendant by LZF features yellow wood veneer around a single lamp.

Try this trend at home: LZF makes its light fixtures exclusively with wood veneer (check out this feature we did on LZF in January). Cerno also implements wood as a major feature in its light fixtures. Check out this article for more details.

2018 Prediction: Mixing and Matching. Koket quotes Kari McIntosh as saying, "A major trend is layering different eras and textures of furnishings." We couldn't agree more. Interiors that utilize a variety of textures, like this office featured in Design Home 2016, are incredibly charming; lighting can be an easy way to add visual interest or something unexpected.

Try this trend at home: Currey & Company, another showroom favorite, has many fun and unique lighting options, like this carousel lantern.  

Currey and Company offers many fun and unique lighting options.

2018 Prediction: Traditional Décor…with a Twist. Koket quotes Allison Caccoma: "Today's 'traditional,' however, is fresh. It seeks inspiration from history and exudes comfort yet it incorporates chic, modern elements." This is good news for the metro Boston area with its many older homes. Honor the tradition, but go ahead and add a fresh "take."

Try this trend at home. Traditional-inspired fixtures are offered by many manufacturers yielding many options: Hudson Valley Lighting is a showroom favorite for traditional style fixtures in contemporary finishes. Visual Comfort is another favorite.

Visual Comfort's Jaqueline Chandelier has styling both old and new.

2018 Prediction: Brass. Koket caught up with Phyllis Taylor from Taylor &Taylor: "Many designers are using metallics in smaller spaces on both ceilings and even on a single wall. We have seen metallics being used in powder rooms, dressing rooms and master suite bathrooms, on both sinks and vanities, as well as ceilings and accent walls." We've previously blogged about copper; warm metallics have been popular for a while now. The trend doesn't show any signs of slowing down.

Try this trend at home: We're in love with Hubbardton Forge's Soft Gold Finish, as seen on its Brindille Table Lamp. (See this beauty on display in both of our showrooms.)

Hubbardton Forge's soft gold finish.

Need more inspiration for 2018? Stop by one of our showrooms and check out all of our displays.

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