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Latest Lighting Trends for Your Home

This blog post was updated in December 2022.

If you are looking to add a little touch of fashion and sophistication to your home, keeping up to date with the latest trends in lighting is a great way to stay ahead of the curve. 

Not only do these trends offer a fresh, modern look, but they can also help to improve the functionality and ambience of your space.

Latest Lighting Trends in Australia

Here are some of the hottest lighting trends for the home right now:

  • Statement lighting. This trend is all about making a statement with your lighting fixtures. Gone are the days of boring, generic light fixtures. Instead, people are opting for bold, unique pieces that grab attention and add character to a space. Whether it's a chandelier with an unexpected design, a colourful leadlight, a floor lamp with an interesting base, or a pendant light in a vibrant colour, statement lighting is a great way to add some personality to your home.

  • Layered lighting. Layered lighting refers to the practice of using multiple light sources in a single space to create a more balanced and comfortable atmosphere. This can be achieved through the use of different types of lighting, such as task lighting, accent lighting, and ambient lighting. By layering these different types of lighting, you can create a space that is well-lit and conducive to different activities. For example, in a living room you might have a desk lamp for reading, a pendant light for general illumination, and some recessed lights for a warm, cozy atmosphere.

  • Smart lighting. As technology continues to advance, more and more people are turning to smart lighting systems for their homes. These systems allow you to control your lights using your smartphone or other device, and often come with a range of features such as the ability to dim or brighten the lights, set schedules, and even sync the lights with your music or TV. Smart lighting is not only convenient, but it can also help to save energy and reduce your electricity bills.

  • Natural lighting. Natural lighting is an important aspect of any home, and it's a trend that is gaining popularity. This trend involves maximizing the amount of natural light that enters your home, either through windows, skylights, or other openings. Natural lighting not only looks beautiful and adds a sense of warmth to a space, but it can also help to reduce your reliance on artificial lighting and save energy.

  • Sustainable lighting. As people become more conscious of the impact their choices have on the environment, sustainable lighting is becoming an increasingly popular trend. This trend involves using light fixtures and bulbs that are energy-efficient and have a low environmental impact. This might include LED lights, which use less energy and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, or fixtures made from recycled materials. By choosing sustainable lighting options, you can help to reduce your carbon footprint and do your part for the environment.

  • Unique lighting. Finally, one of the biggest lighting trends for the home right now is the use of unique and interesting light fixtures. This might include fixtures made from unexpected materials, such as repurposed objects or natural elements like branches or stones. Consider adding a coastal pendant light or a cane pendant light to create the look you want. It could also involve the use of creative shapes or designs, such as lights that mimic the look of a waterfall or a constellation of stars. Unique lighting can add a sense of flair and creativity to your home, and is a great way to make a statement. 

Use Decorative Table and Free Standing Floor Lamps - American Trend

One of the simplest ways to create a luxurious, warm and inviting lounge area is to follow a recent American lighting trend which involves using nothing but decorative table lamps and floor lamps.

Using decorative table and floor standing lamps instead of more permanent lighting fixtures not only provides a wonderful comforting atmosphere to your home, it also gives you the freedom of being able to move them around and replace them far more easily and at a lower cost, similar to DIY batten fix lighting options.

Practically marries aesthetic beauty when you combine these floor and table lamps with a centrepiece pendant light to create a nicely balanced effect

Kitchen Lighting Trends

The trend of not sacrificing function for mere form is also apparent in light fittings used in kitchens. Today the kitchen is the focal point of the home, and so getting the lighting right in this room is more important then ever. The need to combine practical lighting with elegance and sophistication is critical. One of the recent trends we've noticed involves using spotlights positioned along the kitchen countertops to provide overlapping pools of light, providing what is known as task lighting or the use a line of two, three or three creatively designed round lamp pendant over the countertop to provide the same task lighting, but with an elegant edge.

Installing LED lighting strip under overhead cupboards to give shadow free lighting to a work area or lights within cupboards or display cabinets are another effective way of illuminating your culinary workspace, while providing the added benefit of shedding a warm ambient light which is perfect for creating a homely environment in the evening.

There are so many trends to choose from and how you arrange your house is based on your style, budget and needs. Whether you're looking for statement pieces, smart technology, or sustainable options, there's something for everyone. By staying up-to-date with the latest trends, you can create a beautifully lit and stylish home that is both functional and fashionable.

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