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It’s an exciting time to be an interiors lover and it’s a sentiment that rings even truer if you are a lighting aficionado. Oversized lighting is bold, audacious and is a trend we are completely crushing on right now. It’s also a trend you can bring to your own home with large-scale pendants which draw the eye upward to make a room seem more expansive, more pulled together and infinitely more elegant. Or you could introduce an oversized floor or table lamp, as a single or in perfect pairs, to play with scale to create interest and a sense of whimsy in any room.
IS IT OVERSIZED OR SIMPLY LARGE?
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The answer to that question is not as straightforward as it seems. For example, a classic arc lamp might seem tiny in a huge room, whereas in a small apartment in might seem much larger than the décor that surrounds it. Size, as ever, really is relative. Oversized lighting throws all the rules from the proportionality playbook out the window, which can make approaching the trend somewhat daunting. However, you can master this look. By following these tips, you will be on your way to a stylish, well-lit abode in no time.
USE OVERSIZED FLOOR OR TABLE LAMPS IN THE BEDROOM
Light in the bedroom is generally dimmer – your bedroom is for sleeping after all – but you can still get all the drama of big lighting without overwhelming the space with a light that is brighter than day. A pair of oversized floor lamps framing the bed can give you all the illumination you need while still packing a serious design punch. Likewise, a pair of large scale table lamps can also work to bring the drama and the chic. Much like conventionally sized lighting, the pairing of two lamps brings symmetry and an enhanced sense of luxe. The beauty of floor and table lamps is that they can be moved to create new styling stories in other areas of your house when you feel like mixing it up, which represents a great, long-term décor investment.
USE AN OVERSIZED FLOOR LAMP TO GIVE THE ILLUSION OF HEIGHT
Part of the fun of oversized lighting is playing with proportions. An oversized floor lamp will create the illusion of height in rooms and hallways with low ceilings, as well as delivering a good dose of personality. Oversized fixtures are equally at home in small spaces where again they play with proportion to give the impression of an altogether larger space. Keep in mind that a clean, simple style will work best in smaller spaces.
USE AN OVERSIZED PENDANT LIGHTING TO DEFINE SPACE IN THE DINING ROOM
The dining room is a key area where oversized lighting can really come into its own. Would you like to dine in style under an amazing chandelier? Perhaps a large scale pendant to create a sense of occasion is more your style? Whatever your style, there will be an oversized pendant light for you. And with open plan living more popular than ever, lighting is a perfect way to create a zoned area if your dining room is part of a larger space. If your dining room is a separate room, an ultra-luxe pendant will make the room feel as though it is a special dining destination. Creating a style statement with lighting means you can keep the rest of your space pared back – let your amazing lighting fixture do all the talking and illuminate the way!