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Switch it up! Five Lighting Trends to Update Your Home

Earlier this month, our owner, Daphne, was interviewed by The Vancouver Sun for a lighting trends story that was also published in the latest issue of West Coast Homes + Design. In this story, Daphne highlights lighting as a longer-term design investment that makes a huge impact on a home’s aesthetic. Unlike a chair or a throw pillow, high-quality lighting is more of a big picture decision - as it serves a functional purpose, of course, but also needs to stand the test of time.

Lighting remains a (relatively) budget-friendly way to refresh a dining room or entryway, and with each new season comes updated lighting options that will appeal to anyone in the market for a new light fixture. 

At Once A Tree Furniture, we’ve always curated an elegant and timeless collection of quality lighting for any design aesthetic and home. From pendants and chandeliers to table lamps and wall sconces - here are five of our current favourite lighting trends to consider from a recent home install we worked on with the talented Suzanne McIntosh of One By Design. Read on if you’re looking for a beautiful way to switch things up in your home!

Go bold! Utilize bold lighting as a focal point in any room

Chandler Chandelier over custom Once a Tree Dining Table

Interiors by Suzanne McIntosh of One By Design

[Photo credit: Provoke Studios]

Lighting can be way more than just ‘functional’. In fact, oftentimes, we liken it to a piece of art, and encourage you to consider utilizing your light fixture as the focal point of the room. Pictured above, is one of our favourite lighting fixtures this season - the Chandler Chandelier by Arteriors!

Mirroring traditional Italian design and featuring clear glass that delicately dangles from the antique brass frame (also available in a brown nickel finish), this show stopping chandelier is exactly what we’d consider a focal point. It also happens to pair perfectly with our popular Remy Chairs by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams!

Symmetrical, drop lighting adds a modern vibe to a traditional bathroom vanity

Eden Pendants over Bathroom Vanity

Interiors by Suzanne McIntosh of One By Design

[Photo credit: Provoke Studios]

Bathroom lighting is often overlooked, but it shouldn’t be. We are loving the look of modern drop lighting that also brings in a touch of traditional with frosted glass - like the Eden Pendants by Visual Comfort seen above. 

Bold, yet understated, these oversized pendants provide much-needed lighting for everything from make-up application to putting in your contact lenses! By keeping the design symmetrical, these gorgeous pendants are an elegant and timeless way to uplevel your bathroom. 

Brighten up unexpected spaces

Hudson Scone in Bedroom Bay Window

Interiors by Suzanne McIntosh of One By Design

[Photo credit: Provoke Studios]

Everybody loves a good ‘nook’, and it tends to be one of our favourite spots in any home to add an unexpected touch of light. In this bedroom nook pictured above, we love the two Hudson wall sconces by Arteriors which blend into the décor during the day, but also act as a functional option to brighten up the spot for reading in the evening. 

Modern, yet traditional, these subtle wall sconces are as pretty as they are practical making it a huge design ‘win’ in our books!

Never underestimate the power of a statement chandelier

Cascadia Chandelier in High Ceiling Livingroom

Interiors by Suzanne McIntosh of One By Design

[Photo credit: Provoke Studios]

Without a doubt, long lines and simple silhouettes top our list of lighting trends this year! The oversized Cascadia Chandelier by Matthew McCormick pictured above in this living space adds the perfect amount of drama while still remaining elegant. Not only do the vertical lines of this chandelier draw the eye up, emphasizing the spacious and high ceiling, but the subtle colours of this lighting fixture make it a timeless addition to this luxurious living room for many years to come.

Add elegance to a room with a classic floor lamp

Buster Floor Lamp in Reading Nook

Interiors by Suzanne McIntosh of One By Design

[Photo credit: Provoke Studios]

Our Buster Floor Lamp by Robert Abbey is picture perfect next to our Fritz Chair by Vanguard. With an antique brass lampstand and a classic silhouette on top, this lamp is undoubtedly elegant and classic while providing additional functional lighting if/when needed.

With its clean lines and neutral-coloured lampshade, this sitting area is the perfect spot to escape from a busy day!

The lighting in your home has the power to transform the whole feel and warmth of your space. Whether it’s a statement chandelier in your living room, an industrial-style pendant light in your kitchen, a modern bedside lamp or an elegant floor lamp, picking out the perfect light fixture can make all the difference. Different rooms require different lighting, and our team of home and design experts at Once A Tree Furniture are here to help you pick out the best lighting for any room in your home. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch to book your private consultation

Whether you are looking to do a full home renovation, a one-room refresh or simply updating the lighting in your home, let our team help you find the piece(s) you’re looking for! Follow us on Instagram @onceatreefurniture and Pinterest @OnceATree for more design inspiration, or reach out today to see how we can help you get started on your next home design project!
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    Daphne Nielsen