December is nearly half over, and that means 2017 isn’t too far away. With each new year there comes new lighting trends that homeowners simply must have. They might be redecorating a room or building a brand new house, but regardless of the circumstances, people want to know what’s popular and what’s stylish. At Accent Lighting in Wichita, we love helping people stay up-to-date on the latest lighting trends, and we’re always excited when new products arrive at our store. We do our best to get them into the showroom quickly so if you’re looking for a new ceiling fixture or table lamp, you don’t have to spend hours searching online or browsing through catalogs. All you have to do is walk through our door! In this blog, we’ll cover some of the anticipated trends that will arrive once the calendar changes.

Oversized Light Fixtures

While it’s always good to properly size a light fixture to the dimensions of the room it’s lighting, the trend for 2017 seems to be leaning towards oversized fixtures. Chandeliers, pendants, and other large hanging lights can act as the focal point of the room, much like a large piece of decor would. We can help you choose the best fixture for any space and pair it with the right bulbs so the light provides both form and function within the room.

Nature-Inspired Choices

While some homeowners gravitate towards industrial and minimalist-inspired fixtures, more and more are trending towards fixtures inspired by nature. The form, color, and theme of your new fixtures can draw directly from the forest, the jungle, or another outdoor space. Small pieces that compose the greater fixture can take on the appearance of flora and fauna and bring a bit of the outside to the inside of your home. If you want to give your lights a more natural feel, be sure to look for these fixtures in 2017.

Geometric Fixtures

Many homeowners love the lines and angles of geometric fixtures, and this trend won’t disappear anytime soon. Manufacturers are always coming up with new and exciting styles that incorporate squares, triangles, circles, and polygons of all kinds. Everything from lamps to hanging pendants will feature new and unique shapes that cast and diffuse light in amazing ways. These fixtures can fit in nearly every home, and we’d love to show you the options we offer in our store.

There are countless other lighting trends that are sure to be popular in 2017. If you’re hoping to remodel some time in the next year, or you simply want to upgrade your outdated fixtures, come to Accent Lighting. We’re always adding new products to our showroom floor, and we can answer any questions you have about a certain fixture, or if a certain style will work in your home. Placing the right fixture in the right room can absolutely transform a space and make it look and feel completely new. The fixture may be the only thing you need to change to revolutionize a room!