Lighting has evolved from serving a functional purpose to becoming an essential design element in our home decor. Whether you’re in the market for new fixtures or you’re looking to refresh your existing lights, there are plenty of hot lighting trends that are sure to catch your eye for 2023.
Oversized Ceiling Fixtures (Chandeliers)
High ceilings and open floor plans have driven the trend toward oversized ceiling fixtures in recent years. These lights have a striking presence and can be the perfect accent to a dramatic backdrop or a bold color scheme in your room. Choosing one with a large scale and sculptural details is a great way to get the most impact from a chandelier in your home.
Natural Fiber Shades
Textured shades made from natural materials such as rattan or bamboo are a popular light fixture trend that’s popping up in a number of retailers. They’re a great choice for beachy cottage decor and also blend well with contemporary or modern minimalism styles. Apply this trend to your bedroom, bathroom or other interior rooms for a look that’s warm and inviting.
Experts predict that consumers will continue to focus on adding multiple forms of outdoor lighting next year. This means a mix of pergolas, string and fairy lights strung across the shed and even solar-powered lights in the ground will be a popular option for lighting up your garden in 2023.
There’s a big trend towards metallic pieces in 2023, especially in kitchen and dining room lighting. Artisans have been experimenting with different ways to create a rainbow of colors on steel and titanium by exposing the metal to heat. A technique inspired by motorcycle exhaust pipes, this process gives these edgy designs a colorful and unique appeal.
The energy-efficient bulbs that have become so popular in recent years have a long lifespan, and are now available in a variety of shapes and finishes. In addition to offering an attractive glow, these LEDs are designed to be more environmentally friendly than traditional incandescent bulbs.
Gallery Lights or Picture Lights
This classic fixture is on the rise in both residential and commercial spaces, but it’s a timeless trend that will never go out of style. These lights are ideal for highlighting artwork and showcasing other pieces of art in your space. A classic iron Rony from Pottery Barn is the perfect way to display your treasured prints, or invest in a set of copper pendants for a more industrial vibe.
Traditionally brass and copper are popular finishes for light fixtures, but they’re now being seen in a variety of other colors. For example, artisans are using mirrored brass to produce a rainbow effect that mimics a burnt steel look. Other metals are being shaped into organic shapes, which is another exciting way to add a touch of modern style to your home.
Smart Home Features
With the introduction of smart home technologies, it’s easy to control your lighting from a smartphone or remote. From adjusting the amount of light in your living room to switching the lights on and off automatically, these features are perfect for homeowners looking to save energy and money.