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Style guide: How to light your contemporary home

Homes that are designed with a contemporary style often feature softened and rounded lines, neutral elements and bold color. Additionally, this design style tends to focus on the basics of line, shape and form.

At Progress Lighting, we continually strive to create innovative products that appeal to a wide range of design tastes, and accommodate a variety of lifestyles. Today, we hope to inspire you with lighting ideas for your contemporary home. Browse contemporary lighting styles by room, with expert tips from our designers, below:


Pendants are a great way to show off your unique personality in your decorating style. This Kolter Homes kitchen features our Bingo pendants, which have subtle circular details that add playful visual accents to the space.

Progress Lighting Bingo pendantsProgress Lighting Bingo pendants. Image courtesy of Kolter Homes.


A traditional home would typically limit chandeliers to your more traditional spaces, such as a dining room. Homes with a contemporary flair can bring in a luxurious element with a chandelier in an unexpected setting, such as above a tub in the bathroom.

Progress Lighting Nissé chandelier
Bathroom design completed by Mary DeWalt Design Group, featuring the Progress Lighting Nissé chandelier.


Lighting fixtures with a strong emphasis on shape tend to fall in the more contemporary category. Progress Lighting’s Equinox collection features alternating spherical rings with bold visual appeal. Now available in a larger sizes, this fixture can create a stunning focal point in a bedroom setting.

Progress Lighting Equinox chandelier
Image featuring Progress Lighting's Equinox chandelier

Dining Room

A chandelier with clean lines and graphic details can add to the overall look and feel of your dining room. Shy away from fixtures with ornate detailing to keep with your contemporary theme.

Progress Lighting Compass chandelier
Image courtesy of Kolter Homes, featuring Progress Lighting's Compass chandelier