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Mar 12, 2013

Lighting Tips

Contemporary and Modern Lighting Trends for 2012

The overall trend in home lighting design for 2012 is people are more comfortable mixing different styles. Antiques can go with modern art, and country can go with contemporary and traditional. This allows people to create easy, cost-effective home updates with new pieces and without getting rid of older pieces. You can create a new wow factor with just a few new touches.

Find unique, modern designs that focus on sleek silhouettes and chic finishes like polished aluminum or polished chrome.  Reinterpret the idea of a more retro design with a modern edge and contemporary vibe. Use eco-friendly materials such as bamboo and energy-efficient LED light sources to integrate additional benefits into the design. Look for lighting fixtures that allow for easy conversion to Energy Saving, Dark Sky or LED to maximize the ability to be ecofriendly.