When it comes to decorating your space, lighting often takes a backseat. Sure, it’s important to have a bright and cheery space, but few people spend time weighing the pros and cons of sconces or table lamps. But lighting trends truly have the power to make or break your space! Not only is it crucial to think about where to place your lighting, but also how your fixtures play into the rest of your home’s décor.
We talked with several interior designers and all of them have the same opinion: lighting is one of the most important steps in any design project, whether we’re talking about a big-scale contract or a residential project. The right balance between natural and artificial light can emphasize volumes and shapes of a room, adding contrast and depth to it.
A handful of design experts share the biggest lighting trends they’re predicting 2022. From flashy, in-your-face chandeliers to subtle lamps and bulbs that gently envelop a room in light —and everything in between—one thing’s for sure: 2022 is destined to shine!
OVERSIZED AND CENTER OF ATTENTION
In 2022, experts believe that lighting is a surefire way to make a space feel new again, and one way to do this is to add an overzised chandelier. A great and affordable refresh to a room or entryway that will definitely be noticed by the guests in the right way!
This is the year to risk it all! Try different styles, no matter how different! Selection the right lighting solutions will allow to get a harmonious match when paired together. Picture timeless silhouettes being created with modern finishes and materials.
Long lines and simplified silhouettes will be replacing more intricate and complicated designs in the new year. Though ornate chandeliers and bolder options still have their place, this simplified look is a refreshing change that many may be searching out.
FUN LITTLE TOUCHES
Unique and fun finishes will be popular this year. One of our favorite styles is metal, whether it is bronze, gold or nickel. It adds an elegant yet industrial component to the room.
SUBTLE AND GENTLE LIGHTING
On one end of the spectrum sits statement lights, but on the other are those gentle fixtures that blend into a room, diffusing it with a subtle light that still makes a drastic difference in the atmosphere and overall look.
Lighting can be difficult to get right, but the trick is going room by room. Compartmentalizing rooms makes it easier to shop for lighting and allows a place like the living room or guest bedroom to be outfitted with light fixtures that match their respective color palettes or themes.
NATURAL AND RAW TEXTURES
Calming spaces more often than not feature some kind of natural texture or theme running through them, and it makes sense. Nature and outdoor areas can be the most rejuvenating places to spend time in, and who wouldn’t want their space to reflect that serene energy? Even lighting will be taking part in that concept this year.
Rather than relying on one source of light, 2022 will be about bringing back the look of layered lighting and will see a resurgence of incorporating multiple fixtures in a room. And while it may sound like a lot of lights, it’s a perfect layout for large spaces like living rooms where lamps and overhead lights play important roles for different situations.