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Lamp Trends for 2017 - Matte Black

February 09, 2017
Lamp Trends for 2017 - Matte Black

If you’re looking for some ideas to add ambiance, sophistication and a little luxury to your home, you may just be one step away from having a light bulb moment!

Lamps and wall sconces are the answer! These simple yet effective additions can completely transform a space. They bring, warmth, beauty and character to all areas of the home; from living rooms, to bedrooms, studies, hallways, entryways, or intimate reading nooks – all interiors benefit from the introduction of a few cleverly placed lamps and sconces.

2017 is set to see a big trend in matte black lighting. During our recent visit to Maison et Objet in Paris and the London Design Festival in September, we saw that matte black lamps and wall sconces were a reoccurring trend that really shone and it’s not hard to see why.

The power of a 'pop' of black is not one to be underestimated. It’s a colour that combines simplicity with impact and brings an air of sophistication and elegance to any interior design scheme. It can be understated yet be fabulously dramatic especially when set against a backdrop of white. No matter how your home is styled; from contemporary Australian to eclectically European, there is a matte black lamp or sconce to suit any interior space!

The matte black aesthetic fits so well with many other interior finishes. When teamed with materials such as timber, marble, concrete or warm metals such as brass, copper, it creates a bold graphic statement with a distinctive edge.

In light of this emerging trend, we have put together a few of our favourite lamps with elegant, sculptural profiles with a smooth finish and clean lines that will never go out of style.

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Matte Black Table Lamps

Many homes are often under lit or over lit. It’s important to achieve the right balance in order to create comfortable environment. Creating layers of illumination with lamps and sconces will help to achieve this and offer flexibility in your lighting scheme.

Table lamps are a great solution for adding additional lighting to under lit room. For rooms with ceiling lights that are too bright and don’t have a dimmer, the simple answer is to add a couple of table lamps and use them to create soft accent lighting at night.

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Matte Black Wall Sconces

Stylish and practical, wall sconces offer decorative illumination to enliven a space, bring a touch of romance or even can act as a beautiful artwork or wall decor.

Wall lights are perfect for long corridors or spaces with a high ceilings and work well when combined with table lamps and standing lamps to create a nice balance of accent lighting.

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Matte Black Standing Lamps

Light up your living room with a fabulous standing lamp. A standing lamp brings a beautiful sculptural element to an interior, it can make a great statement piece and works perfectly to fill that empty area bedside a sofa. The height of a standing lamp also helps to draw the eye upward to help create a sense of balance in a room.

Love everything matte black? You may be interested in our Matte Back Tapware and Matte Black Door Hardware articles.

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