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Lighting trends for 2022

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Lighting trends for 2022

Nowadays, there is a huge range of lighting available, which sometimes makes it difficult to choose. Which lighting is trendy and hip now? We went looking for the most important trends in lighting for 2022! 

When you furnish your home, do you immediately think about which sofa or dining table you want? For many people, lighting only comes into play later, while it is important to take it into account from the start. To create the right atmosphere, different types of lighting elements are crucial for making a room cosy. Nowadays, there is an enormous range of lighting available, which sometimes makes it difficult to choose. Which lighting is trendy and hip now? We went looking for the most important trends in lighting for 2022 and ended up at where some experts had this to say about it. 


1. Oversized and the centre of attention

Jessica Harris, designer and manager of production design at Living Spaces, believes lighting is an ideal way to make a space feel like new again. "A fun way to do this in 2022 is to add an oversized chandelier," she explains. "This is a great, affordable refresh for a room or hallway that will be noticed by guests right away. "This also says something about the fact that chandeliers are no longer just reserved for dining rooms or for hanging over a foyer - there can be a place for them in a variety of spaces. It's just a matter of getting it right.

2. Unexpected combinations

Some styles, however different, form a harmonious match when combined. For Amy Leferink of Interior Impressions, the lighting trend of 2022 is a timeless silhouette combined with a modern finish/material. I love the idea of modernising an old-world design element, like a chandelier," says Leferink. "It's the perfect contrast between traditional and modern, and gives a unique twist to a classic."

3. Linear lighting

Long lines and simplified silhouettes will replace the more intricate and complicated designs in the new year. While ornate chandeliers and bolder options still have their place, this simplified look is a refreshing change that many are looking for. "Linear lighting fixtures are more contemporary in their design," explain Oshri Adri and Jillian Dahlman Bhatia, co-founders of Adri + Dahlman Interiors. "Linear lighting also provides the perfect scale for dining rooms with rectangular tables or kitchen islands with one pendant lamp. In addition, linear lights create a more seamless look because they require one light fixture to complete a space.

4. Fun little accents

Jamie King of JLK Interiors predicts that "unique and fun finishes" will be popular in lighting in 2022: "My personal favourite style is metal, whether it's bronze, gold or nickel - it adds an elegant yet industrial component to the room," she says. "I also think having fun with the light bulbs is a great way to change the look of the fixture. "Spiral filament or even colored bulbs are a fun way to give fixtures a fun makeover that you may not want to replace completely.

5. Subtle and soft lighting

At one end of the spectrum are striking lamps, but at the other are the soft luminaires that blend into a space and diffuse it with a subtle light that still makes a drastic difference in atmosphere and overall look.Designers at ALine Studio predict that by 2022, lamps will reign supreme that "melt" into the space. "Light, open and airy is how we want to live now, and a great lamp is the way to achieve that - but one that almost disappears into the space to make room for other important design elements, such as art or textiles".

6. Natural and rough textures

Calming spaces often have a natural texture or theme, which makes sense. Nature and outdoor spaces can be the most rejuvenating places to spend time, and who wouldn't want their space to reflect that serene energy? Even lighting is participating in that concept this year. "Organic, rattan, wooden beads, wooden materials and natural textures are a trend that give spaces a boho chic look," says Jen Pinto, senior designer at Jackson Design and Remodeling. "We can incorporate these types of fixtures into almost any room, including kitchens, halls, living areas, bathrooms, and more."


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