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Lighting Inspiration for the Contemporary Home

Are you a fan of the contemporary style of home interior design? With contemporary style, you will see neutral elements paired with pops of bright color or pattern for dramatic effect. In contrast to modern style homes, contemporary decor is not as angular in design. In place of straight silhouettes, you will spot softened and rounded lines featured throughout the home.

CWB Architects Lighting Inspiration for the Contemporary Home

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Contemporary homes feature a good deal of tone-on-tone color in browns, taupes, creams, and whites. Hues are typically integrated into spaces with pops of color on accent pieces like rugs, art, or even through brightly colored lampshades!

contemporary kitchen Lighting Inspiration for the Contemporary Home

pendant lights Lighting Inspiration for the Contemporary Home

Sonneman Satin Black Chelsea Pendant // Feiss Rustic Iron Urban Renewal Pendant // Sonneman Polished Chrome Apollo Pendant

Glass, nickel, and chrome are pervasive materials found in contemporary home style. Consider integrating these elements into your light fixtures; they will give a clean bright, and updated look to the room. For example, three glass pendants hanging over a kitchen island (as pictured above) can both illuminate the space and give it style.

contemporary kitchen Lighting Inspiration for the Contemporary Home

 

track lighting Lighting Inspiration for the Contemporary Home

WAC Lighting – Dune low voltage track head // WAC Lighting – Line Voltage track head // WAC Lighting – European Collection Frost Pendant

Track lighting and recessed lighting are lighting elements typically spotted in contemporary homes. These fixtures can be implemented to highlight art, or can simply be used for overall illumination in a space. The ability to adjust the angle and direction of light is a benefit to this type of fixture. In addition, track and recessed lighting will give a sleek feel to the room.

contemporary dining room Lighting Inspiration for the Contemporary Home

chandeliers Lighting Inspiration for the Contemporary Home

Minka Lavery – Urban Nouveau Chandelier // Currey & Company – Meridian Chandelier // Feiss – Polished Nickel Malia Chandelier

If you are looking for a large impact, think about making a bold choice with the lamp or light fixture you select in your rooms. An elaborate glass chandelier or pendant lamp will make heads turn in a living or dining room. The straight lines and metallic finishes won’t detract from the space, and will allow you to make a statement through your light fixture.

These are only a few ideas for how to light a contemporary home. How would you light yours?

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