Think Farmhouse and Industrial to get the Transitional Look
Transitional styling is all about the mix between the new and the old. It's combining the contemporary and traditional. For homeowners looking to get just the right transitional look for their spaces, this means carefully balancing every element to achieve just the right happy medium. Of course homeowners usually start with the larger pieces in the room: couches, rugs and tables. But one area that often gets overlooked is the space's lighting. Coordinating the right lighting can take a room that looks half complete to catalogue ready. Let's look at some lighting possibilities for any transitional space.
One trendy lighting style that fits perfectly in transitional homes is farmhouse lighting. Today's farmhouse lighting at Urban Ambiance is fashionable and timeless. Think brushed nickel, olde bronze or charcoal metals. Think seeded glass shades surrounding Edison bulbs. So many designers are including touches of today's farmhouse lighting that this movement is sure to stay at the forefront of interior design.
Another style to look at is industrial lighting. Typically minimalist in their metalwork and detailing, industrial lights still share many design elements with farmhouse lighting: their metals, clear or seeded glass shades and reliance on Edison bulbs. However, industrial lighting can have rougher or bulkier metalwork when compared to other styles. This is why industrial elements - such as lighting - needs to be used sparingly when chosen for transitional spaces. If a transitional space is to maintain it's cohesive feeling, then one or two pops of industrial lighting would definitely be more than enough.
At Urban Ambiance we love to be playful with our design choices and we encourage others to mix pieces in order to create just the right space for them. If you're looking for help combining farmhouse and industrial lighting in your next redesign project, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help you create the transitional space of your dreams!