If you're looking for interior decorating ideas for the new year, don't forget to think about your lighting. Here are 2014's hottest lighting trends!
Lighting is a vital part of any room, but is often overlooked.
Before you go ahead with any renovations, take a look at these top trends for lighting in 2014.
High gloss finishes on lamps are making way for matt finishes. Look for sleek, subdued colours like grey, charcoal and cream in flat matt finishes for a nod to the current industrial trend.
With circular fixtures dominating homes in 2014, look out for globe chandeliers for a luxe touch in living rooms, bedrooms and sitting areas. A study can also quickly be updated with a hint of glamour by hanging an elegant chandelier from the ceiling.
Copper and brass
Move over gold and silver - copper and brass are coming through as the top metals for lighting in the new year.
Copper and brass reflect light to spread a subtle golden glow throughout rooms, especially when affected by sunlight.
More and more people have been opting for LED lighting in recent years, as opposed to energy-saving and fluorescent lamps.
LED lighting is more energy efficient and more durable than conventional lamps, and many people will reach for these in 2014 due to their higher lifespan and reduced electricity bills.
2014 will see the introduction of non-uniform light clusters in homes, where pendant lamps in varying colours and designs are all used in one space to create a unique, mis-matched effect. It's a playful look that is best suited to modern and eclectic home decors.
Similar to LED lighting, the trend for eco lights has emerged as people look for ways to reduce their carbon footprints and minimise electricity bills.