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How To Choose Between Modern and Contemporary Home Lighting

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Are you struggling to decide what type of lighting fixtures are right for your Calgary home? Here’s how to distinguish between modern and contemporary lighting, and decide which choice is right for you.

Upgrading your home lighting is an important, yet often overlooked task. From your bedroom and home office, to the dining and living rooms, switching up your lighting fixtures to fit the newest trends can have many advantages, because it:

  • increases value of your home
  • reduces your energy costs
  • creates an inviting and welcoming ambiance
  • enhances your comfort and improves visibility

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Modern Vs Contemporary Home Lighting

The terms modern style design and contemporary style design are often used interchangeably - and incorrectly. Although the terms have overlapping characteristics, the two style genres are distinctly different and it’s important to understand these in order to make the right home lighting choice.

Modern Home Lighting Style

Modern lighting has its roots in the design of the 1920s-1950s and has its place in almost any space. No matter your interior design style, a cool modern lighting fixture can completely transform and refresh the look of your rooms.

It’s mostly characterised by fixtures that are minimalist and simplistic, and which tend to have:

  • chrome finishes
  • sleek lines
  • soft curves
  • clean and uncluttered designs
  • few embellishments so as not to disturb the flow of the piece

Choose this style if: You are looking for something elegant and classic that will truly withstand the test of time.

Modern vs Contemporary


Contemporary Home Lighting Style

Unlike modern lighting styles, contemporary styles are dynamic and constantly changing to fit the current trends. It borrows pieces and styles from different eras and is always evolving.

It is characterised by:

  • neutral shades with pops of vibrant color
  • quirky, abstract designs
  • high-gloss finishings
  • sharp edges

Choose this style if: You have eclectic taste and want to keep up with all of the latest trends in home lighting design.


Still Confused? 5 Reason to Hire a Professional Home Lighting Designer

Whether you’re looking to create a one-of-a-kind beautiful workspace, or your dream home, how the lighting looks, works and consumes energy can affect you for many years to come.

Home lighting decisions are often more intricate and complicated than expected, which is why hiring a home lighting designer is so important. Such a professional can provide many benefits, including:

  1. They can help mitigate the negative effects of poor design down the road.
  2. They’ll be able to help you choose the best quality fixtures that fit your needs and price point.
  3. They know how to make your home look fantastic, and are also well-versed in the most cost-effective lighting technologies for your design.
  4. They save you considerable time and effort doing research into types and styles of home lighting, as well as relieving you from doing the design layout process yourself.
  5. A lighting designer will work with you every step of the way in order to achieve your vision of what your space should be, and do it faster than you could alone.


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To discover our wide range of living room, dining and bedroom lighting options, as well as other home accessories, contact our Calgary furniture store today at 403-252-1110 or send us a message through our online contact form.

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