Kichler: Mid-Century 10-light rectangular chandelier from the Armstrong collection featuring a “sputnik” design with adjustable arms.
A big design trend for 2019 is Midcentury Modern, as translated by many lighting manufacturers, including Kichler, Progress Lighting, Hinkley and Sonneman. This trend harkens back to the 50’s and 60’s of the last century, expressing a desire for simpler times and an understated, less-is-more attitude. These designs play well with any décor, from modern to more traditional rooms, since their clean lines blend easily.
Another trend is oversized fixtures, including chandeliers, pendants and especially ceiling fans. Multi-tier chandeliers look great in a high-ceiling entryway or foyer, filling the space and directing the eye upward. Large pendants can work in large or smaller spaces; it’s best to use multiples in larger spaces, but one oversized pendant in a smaller space makes a beautiful impact. Progress Lighting’s 2019 styles include oversized pendants to make a bold statement in a two-story foyer or cathedral ceiling.