Backlit furniture will fill your house with rays
Backlit furniture trend emerged a few years ago and has managed to find its audience within the mainstream. A popular style for the outside world, lit fixtures gradually entered the interior design, radiating every corner of the house with its soft glow. Today, illuminated pieces of furniture are available in very different shapes and colors. And they can also be very tasty.
Many illuminated fixtures are made with LED lights that do not consume too much energy but also keep the surfaces at a normal temperature.
Wayfair offers an innovative dining table design that does not necessarily illuminate, but impresses.
Outdoor furniture, which usually looks rather simple during the day, has a tendency to lighten up with a soft diffused glow from within at night.
Contemporary pieces, however, are getting more and more complicated like this polygonal Meteor garden bench, which can also be used as a coffee table by Serralunga.
As more and more stone options became available in kitchen design, more designers realized that materials like onyx and quartz could really benefit from backlighting.
Thanks to the structure of these stones, the light literally permeates the textures and patterns in the best light.
LED backlit furniture
While most LED furniture looks like Cassoni’s square ottoman, more intricate shapes are finding their way into the backlit furniture design.
Illuminated cubes are not the worst garden decoration you can find. They are also easy to style and arrange.
Here’s an example of another LED seat shape named after a pillow. It also looks pretty intriguing and creates beautiful blurs in the lighting.
Matching tables and separate seats create a fitting arrangement for the cushion chair, and the spherical lamps always shine outside at night.
The Atollo Ottoman looks like a coffee table and is shaped like a lamp, a piece you would expect in a sidewalk café.
Available in a variety of colors, it takes a step in a tasteful direction and brings style to any setting.
The best thing about a lighted outdoor table is that you do not have to deal with outside lighting. You can just kindle it and enjoy a drink with friends in the privacy of your garden or balcony.
The Atollo bar table only looks much bigger for the Atollo Ottoman, which makes it look more like a floor lamp than a table.
As if to prove that LED outdoor furniture designs can look stylish, Cassoni designed this futuristic FAZ recliner that looks like part of a flying car.
Equipped with a lightly lit base and a protective door that also serves as a sun awning, this pool daybed is the ultimate summer outdoor setting.
Serralunga assures that backlit furniture can look traditional and chic. Her Sirchester sofa and armchair takes on the look of a leather set during the day, but shines with a white glow at night.
The set looks so convincing that it can be used indoors because its white light serves as ambient lighting during the night.
A lighted bench is the best compromise if you do not want to completely set up your garden, but need some light on your way.
Futura looks cool with its contemporary minimalist design. Located on a metal base, the bank seems to be floating.
Bplan’s approach is different. Instead of plain polyurethane, the company cuts decorative patterns out of metal and uses light to project and highlight those patterns.
These garden stools are definitely much more decorative than they are, but they are even more beautiful when illuminated from the inside.
Not only furniture can look good with backlighting. A backlit mirror has a certain charm. It often gets a contemporary backlit atmosphere, perhaps because of its minimalism.
The round simple mirror of the Delatour Design Lab is characterized by the concrete on which it hangs.
Bathrooms can often benefit from scattered lighting. As it illuminates the walls, there are fewer shadows, so the room looks radiant and museum-like.
Marble looks particularly beautiful when illuminated with white fluorescent light. Of course, the bricks of other colors may require a different lighting.
Not a fan of museum quality or contemporary minimalism? There are still options. Some mirrors have illuminated halo frames and can not only decorate but also look like a Hollywood star.
These mirrors look great in both Art Nouveau and traditional Art Deco styles.
Backlit kitchen islands
If you think the kitchen does not look like a museum, then thanks to backlit stone kitchen islands and backsplashes, which are now on everyone’s lips, you can convince yourself of something else.
It may cost you, but a white quartz kitchen island that emits white light can turn any kitchen into a palace.
The most popular stones for backlighting are onyx and quartz, but even marble can look pretty good with some help from the lighting.
Backlighting works not only for islands themselves, but also for countertops and wall enclosures.
Many onyx kitchen counters or bar counters are fully backlit to show every last detail.
Since onyx is usually yellow, it looks best with backlit yellow lighting. If you do not like it, you might be better off with white quartz
Onyx lit furniture
Onyx also fits perfectly with a home bar design. It is luxurious, chic and stylish. All you need is a hefty budget and a beautiful design idea.
This type of lighting is also very suitable for a bar, home or trade. It is soft but omnipresent.
Headboard design is an unusual use for onyx, but we are glad that Studio Integrate Design has taken it in the design of its magma bed.
The backlit headboard is not a novel idea, but how unconventional does it look in this oblique onyx shape?
Designer backlit furniture
This is not an ordinary LED piece of furniture. Architect Sotirios Papadopoulos adorned an elegant contemporary sideboard with a beautiful moon drawing that glows in the dark highlighting the celestial body.
Painted with ecological color called ELI, the full moon makes for an illuminated furniture alternative that would snap any interior in a heartbeat.
Combining retro futurism and pure function, designer Pietro Russo designed a rather ingenious idea of a bedside table, which also radiates a soft yellowish light.
Practically a wall lamp, SAT has many more applications. It can be a night or a side table, an art object display or a simple night light that is activated as easily as a single hand movement.
As we move further into the field of designer furniture, we come across the bright woods that take away the price of the best lighted furniture.
The designers masterfully insert fairy lights between wooden rings and transform the slender wooden stools into a light show that you want to see forever.
Stefebo Giovannoni of Queebo likes to turn simple objects into furniture. Therefore comes the Rabbit Chair, which is available in a backlit version in addition to metallic finish. Available in a range of colors, any serious adult can feel like a kid again.