There was no shortage of exciting developments in the world of interior lighting in 2022. From sustainable options to a more ambient feel, we’ve highlighted three trends that stood out for us to help you see if any would fit with your own interior design projects in the coming year.
With the increasing awareness of the impact of our actions on the environment, it’s no surprise that sustainable lighting options were a big trend in 2022. From LED bulbs that use less energy to solar-powered options, homeowners had plenty of ways to incorporate eco-friendly lighting into their homes.
Mix and match fixtures
Gone are the days of matching every single lighting fixture in a room. In 2022, the trend was all about mixing and matching different styles to create a cohesive and unique look. This could be as simple as pairing a modern pendant light with a vintage sconce, or as bold as mixing industrial-style fixtures with gilded chandeliers. The key was to choose fixtures that complemented each other and the overall design of the room.
While the term task lighting (such as table lamps or under-cabinet lights) is essential for completing specific tasks, ambient lighting is what really sets the mood in a space. This type of lighting is designed to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere and can come from a variety of sources, such as floor lamps, wall sconces, and even candles. In 2022, we saw a significant increase in the use of ambient lighting to create a sense of coziness and comfort in the home. One particularly noteworthy trend was the use of Shabbat candlesticks as a sustainable lighting source. These beautiful candles are traditionally lit on Friday evenings to mark the start of the Jewish Sabbath, and they provide a warm, inviting atmosphere in any home. They can of course be a great way of creating warmth for any guests that visit your home, but they can also be a subtle way to show your Jewish heritage.
These were just a few of the big lighting trends that made a splash in 2022 that we felt were worth focusing on. Of course, there were many other trends to keep an eye on, including the use of natural materials, such as wood and stone, and the incorporation of smart technology, which allowed homeowners to control their lighting from their phones or voice assistants. This could be a game changer as we look to next year and in particular how design will change with a fusion of modern and traditional styles.
Overall, lighting is an essential element of interior design, and it’s important to choose fixtures that not only serve a practical purpose, but also enhance the overall aesthetic of a space. By incorporating some of these trends, you can create a beautiful and welcoming home that is both functional and stylish. So go ahead and mix and match, choose sustainable options, and add some ambient lighting to your home – your guests will thank you!