This November, Mauritius will be celebrating the triumph of light over darkness. It is therefore the perfect occasion to shed light on the major strength of any interior: lighting accessories. Divali, its treats coming straight from India, but most importantly, its lights! If this festival is a golden opportunity to light up one’s house, why not keep its spirit all year long to appreciate the beauty of good lighting, for ambient settings? La Case.mu brings you the 4 big trends that will bring your lighting game to the next level…
1. The Art Deco Trend
It is defined by an obvious sense of luxury and a fine grasp of geometry. With a preference for metallics, either to impart a feeling of chic with the emblematic Tiffany lamps, or jazzy setting (reminder of brassy instruments – very trendy at the time) or a rather industrial style; this aesthetic transforms the lighting accessory into a masterpiece in its own right, functional and beautiful.
Beware: amateurs of simplicity; these elements will rather fit the taste and expectations of fans of a more ostentatious take on decor.
2. The Scandinavian trend
It’s everywhere: in the furniture style, the setup of a room, and even lighting! This simple yet sophisticated school of decor is taking over lampshades, suspensions, and even bedside table lamps. Defined by a quasi-perfectionist take on geometry, flattered by sober colours, it will get you heart struck!
Beware: amateurs of statement pieces; the charm of the Scandi style is all in its subtleness and versatility (in mixing with other decorative elements).
3. The studio look
Some would even be tempted to denote retro influences from the 60’s and 70’s. Tripod-style lamps are here to bring a touch of photographic studios to your interior; between spotlight-style and other lamps reminding of umbrella flash lights used by professionals back then.
Beware: amateurs of the classic school, the main perk of this trend is to instill a more laidback, artistic, perhaps even conceptual mood.
4. The avant-garde look
Innovative, for a never-seen-before effect. It is the apex of design applied to lighting accessories of all sorts. It takes advantage of the most unexpected shapes and materials to produce a true work of abstract art.
Beware: purists with a classic-chic taste, these iconoclastic pieces are not for the faint of heart.