its retailers to trade and consumers, they’re an illuminating resource on all that is
next year. Here are the key macro trends which will influence everything from lighting
and lamps to decoration and furniture
What’s not hot in lighting and interiors for 2018?
We thought we’d start with what is definitely going to be old hat and unfashionable in 2018. Gone is opulence: expensive looking chandeliers; bright garish colours and grand, eccentric, over-the- top design or detailing.
Naturally inspired interior trends take precedence
With concerns about the effect we humans are having on the planet, 2018 will be all about finding a harmonious balance between our needs and those of the planet. This ethos will herald a mix of nature-inspired colour palettes in greens, browns, greys, tonal blacks and whites and natural shades, combined everywhere with metal and wood accents.
Cozy, yet bright interior lighting
Interiors and lighting trends for 2018 are set to be juxtaposed in how they refer to themselves, and this one actually reads like a misnomer – in fact, it’s all about lighting areas without the often harsh light source itself being visible. Centrally placed, overhead lighting is the area that will be subject to the largest changes with this trend. Discrete lighting are the watch words here.
Divisive diverse lighting
This lighting trend is all about using light to allocate and divide spaces for particular usage. From small space to large open plan rooms, lighting will be used as room dividers - from creating reading nooks to bright work spaces with specifically targeted light aimed directly at the task in hand, so as to not ‘light pollute’ neighbouring spaces and affect ambience. The great beauty of the trend is that via variable configuration of lights – and even just the simple action of turning them on or off - means your space, no matter the size, becomes entirely adaptable and multifunctional depending on your need or want.
Another one of the juxtaposed interior design and lighting trends for 2018, this is all about frugality of superfluous additions in look and feel. Clean lines yes, but also a clean ethos is key here. In essence, what you buy and put in your home must be practical, eco-friendly and comfortable to create functional, pleasant and modern interior. But, the most important aspect of this trend as it must be quality. The ‘buy today, throw away tomorrow’ attitude is no longer acceptable, it must have the longevity associated with a quality product. And it must have second life potential – either when you buy it or for when you’ve finished with it!
We’ll be adding to our lighting and interior trends in forthcoming blogs – next time… the key lighting retailers and products for 2018.
By Kelly Rogers
lumi designs explore the purity of geometric forms and their interrelationship. We don’t believe in extraneous decoration - we strive for the beauty of our products to be derived from the purity of their form and honesty of their elements.
lumi works exclusively with LED technology. The low energy consumption of LED technology allows lumi products to use substantially less power than traditional lamp technologies reducing the CO2 consumption of our customers.