November 2019: Get a Fresh Look

Posted by Raelle Bell on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Issue No. 107 Nov. 2019

Get a fresh look with modern farmhouse style.

Progress Lighting's new video talks about the latest in farmhouse style.


Trends evolve, and in recent days the home décor style of farmhouse has grown into a style coined modern farmhouse. The beloved aspects of farmhouse styling are mixed with modern and industrial elements that elevate the trend to a fresh, contemporary look.



Casual and sophisticated at once

Farmhouse style is transitioning from clunky and vintage into a more modern style. The popular trend is moving to cleaner lines with a coastal influence giving the look a more sophisticated appearance, while still casual in nature.

A new Progress Lighting video highlights the trend and emphasizes the popularity of geometric fixtures that have definition without being bulky or overwhelming. While open-cage designs and other geometric fixture shapes are wildly popular, orbs reman number-one with consumers.

To learn more about modern farmhouse style, view a new video from Progress Lighting, or visit a local ALA-member showroom.

Image at right: Fredrick Ramond


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Sit and stay a while

Outside, a deep front porch is a throwback to earlier days when the porch was a welcoming point as well as an extra space to visit and relax. As modern neighborhoods developed, most front porches shrunk to mere landing pads. These days, older homes with large front porches, as well as some newer homes that feature craftsman or farmhouse designs, are in demand by homeowners who like to socialize with neighbors and greet visitors even before they step inside. Comfortable furnishings, overhead lighting or wall sconces that cast a welcoming glow invite visitors to sit down, relax, and stay awhile.

To see the latest outdoor lighting fixtures, visit an ALA-member showroom or go online to

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Your questions answered

Can I use LED bulbs wherever I want around my home?  -Jean H.

Because there are different types of LED bulbs, it does make a difference where they are used.

For example, bulbs that will be used in small, enclosed fixtures without much ventilation should be specifically designed for that type of use. Check the label for information about where and how to use each bulb. 

If a dimmer will be used, make sure the bulb is labeled as dimmable.

In outdoor areas, only bulbs labeled as waterproof or for outdoor use should be used.

For more about how to select the best light bulbs, go online to or visit a local ALA-member showroom to speak to a professionally trained lighting expert.


Questions about lighting your home?

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Find an ALA-member lighting showroom near you. 

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Dallas, TX  75207

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