8 Unique Modern House Lighting Ideas

Article by BlissLights LLCWed, Jan 27, 21
geometric hanging lights

Lighting adds to the warm, welcoming, and comfortable vibe of your living space or the epic atmosphere of your game room. It’s not just the type of lighting that helps you achieve the desired effect: The fixture itself lends to the ambience of the room.

If you’re looking to establish a unique aesthetic, house lighting can be the perfect finishing touch on your furnishing plans. Here, learn more about modern house lighting, consider some ideas, and discover how you can use BlissLights to bring your desired vibe into your home.

What is considered modern house lighting?

You’re probably familiar with the term modern, but you might not know what exactly this word means in regards to house lighting. The clean and simple modern lighting look first took off in the late 1800s as a result of the modernist movement that went against traditional art styles. To better visualize modern lighting, think of natural materials, neutral colors, clean lines, and geometric shapes – nothing over-the-top, too ornate, or too distracting.

Additionally, the term contemporary is often used interchangeably with modern. However, there is a slight difference between the two. The term modernism is actually a bit of a misnomer, as the modern lighting movement ended in the 20th century. Contemporary design, on the other hand, includes ever-changing trends with patterns, shapes, colors, and materials. When the two designs overlap, the style is known as modern-contemporary. Both styles share characteristics of minimalist elements and mixed materials, so they do frequently intersect.

Modern house lighting ideas

Now that you have a good grasp on what modern lighting encompasses, try out these modern lighting ideas in your home:

Hanging lamps

Hanging lamps, also known as pendant lights, are the epitome of modern lighting design. These versatile lamps dangle from the ceiling to help illuminate your room and come in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes to perfectly complement your home decor.

Pendant lights work especially well when hung over kitchen counters, desks, coffee tables, or a kitchen table. You can find them in wood, bamboo, glass, and metal varieties. No matter which material you choose, your pendant lighting will surely bring a minimalist, modern look to your home.

hanging lamps

Unique chandeliers

There’s seemingly no upper limit to the number of unique chandeliers in the world. You can seamlessly incorporate chandeliers into any room for an instantly modern, regal transformation. That’s because the elegance of a chandelier stands out from all your other lights and thus elevates your home.

You may have romantic-era inspirations for installing a chandelier, but you can keep your design modern by hanging a chandelier. Pick from various sizes, shapes, and materials such as brass, metal, or glass to find the best match for your dining room table, kitchen island, or foyer.


LED strip lights

Also called outline lights, LED strip lights are easy to use and create a polished finish that’s both aesthetically pleasing and functional. To install outline lights, just peel and stick the strips to almost any surface in any room. Outline lights work especially well as accent lighting in a bedroom, around your TV, or under your kitchen cabinets. LED strips will also help extend the modern vibe to small spaces such as closets, pantries, and laundry rooms.

led strip lights

Galaxy lights

Modernism is all about breaking through traditional designs – extend that thought into our modern house lighting by using unconventional speciality lights. Relax and mentally transport yourself into a dreamy, swirling nebula sky with galaxy lights. This type of decorative lighting will help you slip into a state of bliss after a long day of work. In fact, here at BlissLights, our BlissLights Sky Lite Evolve Galaxy Projector is perfect for de-stressing and unwinding.

With the Sky Lite, you can watch as drifting blue clouds and sparkling stars fill your room and prepare you for a peaceful evening. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can create your own DIY galaxy decor to match your cosmic lighting.

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Sky Lite Evolve: Smart Galaxy Projector


The latest evolution in smart galaxy lighting.

String lights

The modern atmosphere you’re creating doesn’t have to stop once you leave the house. You can also revamp your home’s backyard to match its interior by incorporating string lights. This outdoor lighting setup will shine a soft glow perfect for a romantic evening on your patio.

With string lights, you can go for modern-contemporary designs such as globes or Edison bulbs. Alternatively, you can bring the magic to your garden with fairy and jar string lights. Suspend your jar string lights from lighting poles or wrap them around trees for a beautiful, glowing display.

string lights

Geometric lighting

Upgrade your simple table lamps to something a bit more unique with geometric lighting. Geometric light fixtures look as if they came right out of the 20th century with their clean lines and distinct forms.

If you’re looking for modern wall lighting, geometric wall sconces are excellent for making your room appear visually satisfying. That’s because geometric designs add a subtly modern ambiance with their mix of circles, ovals, hexagons, and three-dimensional prism shapes.

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Soft yellow lighting

Soft yellow lighting is an excellent way to give your space a cozy and relaxing ambiance that still appears modern and unique – modernism, after all, emphasizes natural materials and colors such as the familiar natural soft yellow. This warm lighting often resembles natural sunlight and is best used in bedrooms and living rooms.

Ceiling lights such as flush mounts and ceiling fans can be especially useful for casting soft, relaxing yellow hues around your whole room. Alternatively, if you’re looking to add a warm accent piece to your room, use soft yellow lighting in your floor lamps and wall sconces.

soft lighting

Colorful lights

While you may think modernism means only neutral palettes, there is also room for a splash of color to elevate your space and help continue breaking through conventional lighting. Not only will colored lights add personality to your modern lighting,but they may also improve your mood.

Colors such as blue, red, pink, and green all have potential calming abilities that can make it easier for you to find peace and tranquility. For a captivating light show, use the BlissLights BlissBulb to shine thousands of red, green, or blue twinkling stars all around your room.

colorful lights

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BlissBulb Laser LightBulb


Transforming your world is as easy as changing a lightbulb.

Stay modern and sleek with BlissLights

A modern look can give your home a clean and polished feeling that makes it more inviting and comfortable. However, if your decor is modern but your lighting isn’t, the entire room can feel off. To quickly add modern lighting that complements your modern decor, try BlissLights specialty laser lights. With BlissLights laser bulbs and projectors, you can quickly add a colorful modern touch to any room in your house. Browse the BlissLights collection now to find your perfect modern lighting.

About BlissLights

BlissLights has been a leader in the laser lighting industry since the company was founded in 2006. Our team of experienced engineers and technicians helped create award-winning special effect lighting for major theme parks before minaturizing ourpatented technology for home use. BlissLights is dedicated to laser safety and education, and is registered with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

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