From oversized lampshades and statement design pieces to minimalist styles and digital options, the world of lighting has come very far over the last century. Gone are the days of lighting being used as a functional purpose alone, now the benefits of differing styles, shapes, sizes and glows throughout our home interiors are clear to see.
The beauty of lighting is that it can be used in many ways – to illuminate a pathway, to give you the ability to read while others sleep, to create a welcoming atmosphere in a room at night, and more – while the impact of good lighting also has the ability to positively affect our mood.
With new trends and styles popping up all the time thanks to innovative designers and new technologies being incorporated alongside the design elements, it can be difficult to know which way to go when choosing some new lighting for your home, whether it’s a bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom or another space that you’re focusing on.
Below, we take a look at five of the best high-end lighting trends for 2022 and beyond for you to consider for your next interiors project.
Sleek and minimalist lighting
Simple yet effective is the order of the day here and those with a love for keeping their interiors looking sleek, smart and stylish will love this trend. Foregoing the shade and the fancy frills, this trend sees clean lines reign supreme, whether you are lighting up your living room, home office, kitchen or other. Sleek, elegant lighting offers a timeless look and can be used with ceiling lighting, pendants, lamps and wall lighting, whether you’re looking to perfect the Japandi, minimalist, or contemporary trend in your home.
One trend that we have seen and will continue to see with lighting is the ability to use warmer, richer tones to add an even cosier feel to a space. Emulating the warm orange glow from a roaring fire or the welcoming hues that emanate from Himalayan salt lamps, expect to find plenty more options available for you to add that hygge feel to your home without the need for an open flame. Just add a soft, comfortable blanket, your favourite hot drink and a new book and you’ll be all set for those cosy nights at home.
Art/sculpture that holds a light within
Is it art? Is it a light? Well, why can’t it be both? Two of the best ways to add a statement to your interiors is through the use of artwork and lighting, and with this trend you can achieve both at the same time. Whether it’s a colourful dish that can be hung on the wall and also be used to illuminate your home, a statuesque figure with hidden lighting inside or a fun item that will create a talking point with guests, this is your opportunity to add a bit of flair and creativity to functional aspects of your interiors.
Stylish interior decorators, both amateur and professional alike, will undoubtedly love the trend of stone coloured and shaped pendant lighting. One of the biggest trends we’ve seen within interiors as a whole in recent years is the style of bringing the outdoors in, from a surge in indoor plants to far more natural materials being used in décor than ever before, and lighting is no different. This year we will see stone effect lighting take hold, from the shape to the soft, calming matt tones whether used in a lamp or pendant hanging in the most stylish of homes.
Do you have something you want to say? Make a statement and have some fun with this lighting trend that lets guests know just what you want them to in the most creative of ways. A fun and quirky addition to your home and a way to add a bit of personality to your interiors, you could make a statement with a neon sign or LED malleable strips and choose a bright hue and set it in an otherwise minimalist space, use it as a welcome to your home, or pop it in the bathroom for a lesser seen design touch that is bang on trend.