Sometimes, the biggest changes to your home décor are also the easiest. That’s the case when it comes to lighting: Simply adding a lamp or swapping out pendant lights can make a big difference in the look and feel of your home – without a lot of effort. If lighting updates are on your agenda this year, we’re here to help with a roundup of the latest lighting trends.
Kitchen Lighting Trends
It’s easy to default to a more utilitarian style of lighting when it comes to the kitchen – after all, soft lamplight might not be the most practical when you’re carefully measuring out ingredients for a new recipe. However, there are still plenty of opportunities to have fun with your kitchen lighting.
Black is our new favorite neutral. It’s chic, edgy, and making a space for itself in modern color palettes.
Clear pendants are a charming mash-up of rustic and industrial design. Add an element of fun by hanging three at varying heights – the clean silhouettes and exposed Edison bulbs will keep the look sophisticated.
Trendy geometric shapes have given chandeliers casual appeal – making them lighting candidates for just about anywhere in the house, especially the kitchen.
Dining Room Lighting Trends
As the scene of dinner parties, family meals, and more, the dining room is a prime target for creative, show-stopping lighting. As we’ve seen the past couple of years, oversized dining room lighting is still in, too.
Wicker is everywhere in home décor, and lighting is no exception. It’s exceptionally versatile and works with styles from traditional to boho.
Industrial lighting is here to stay (at least for another year). Look for pieces with contemporary and delicate features to keep the look modern. We particularly love sputnik chandeliers in this style.
Romantic & Playful
Capiz shells, feathers, and bubble glass are gaining in popularity for the romantic touch they add to glam and modern styles. Like any piece of statement lighting, however, keep the rest of the room’s décor simple so your pendant or chandelier remains the focal point.
For more ways to update your dining room this year, check out our 2020 Dining Room Trends & Ideas article.
Living Room Lighting Trends
Living room lighting is the perfect way to create a relaxing, inviting hangout environment. It’s also a great way to incorporate color, texture, and pattern into your room. Here are some of our favorite living room lighting trends.
Just like your favorite piece of artwork, the lighting in your home should be unique and say something about your life. Colored glass table lamps and pendants are gaining in popularity and an easy way to express your unique sense of style.
Wood Bead Fixtures
Boho-inspired but incredibly versatile, wood bead light fixtures are a unique way to add texture and natural material to your space. We like flush-mount designs for the living room and beaded chandelier or pendant styles for the dining room.
Architect Floor Lamps
Oversized architect lamps (and other table styles) are adding playful style to living rooms. A jointed body makes these floor lamps especially easy to adjust and fit your space.
Learn more about how to create an on-trend living room space with colorful seating, natural elements, statement rugs, and more.
Bedroom Lighting Trends
Your bedroom should be an oasis – a place you go to relax, recharge, and unwind. To that end, lighting becomes not just about illumination, but about setting a tone.
Pendant or Chandelier Lighting
Need more space on your bedside table? Wall lamps are a chic alternative that provide the light without the clutter. We particularly loved mixed material pieces that serve equal parts style and function.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of ways to dress up your space using lighting. Whether you have a mid-century modern aesthetic, prefer clean, modern lines, or are looking to incorporate some color, swapping out lighting is the perfect way to showcase your style and keep your home on top of current trends.