Feb 27, 2022

2022 Lighting Trends That Are Seriously Illuminating

Interior lighting is an essential component of your home’s design. From setting the mood and ambiance to the aesthetic appeal and functionality of living spaces, interior lighting has the power to transform any room. This year, the spotlight is on statement lighting. Because of the pandemic, we’ve all been spending more time at home, prompting us to rethink our spaces and giving us a new desire to make them more uniquely our own. In other words, we’re craving individuality. In fact, according to Etsy, searches for various types of bold lighting on the marketplace are up 344%!

From huge, highly decorated chandeliers that demand attention to fun, colourful retro-style lighting, statement lighting is a great way to showcase your personal tastes and styles. To help you on your next custom home or renovation project, we’ve scoured the web and picked the brains of our interior design experts to find you the lighting trends that are looking the boldest and brightest in 2022.

Introduce a Blast from the Past.

According to search trends, 70’s-style decor is seeing a big resurgence. Think vibrant colours, layered patterns, eye-catching prints and mushroom-shaped pendants. If you’re looking to add a sense of playfulness and fun to your room, 70’s-style lighting may be exactly what you’re looking for to celebrate your throwback style.

Use Lighting as Your Room’s Centrepiece.

No longer reserved just for dining rooms or foyers, oversized chandeliers can add some serious personality to your home design. Make your guests take notice by using lighting as a stylish focal point in your rooms. In the past, ornate chandeliers with lots of arms were all the rage, but now it’s all about making statements. Whatever your style – whether it’s ultra-modern, artful and extravagant or farmhouse – using oversized lighting as your room’s centrepieces is a quick and cost-effective way to enhance any room without the need for costly renovations.

Organic, Curvy, and One-of-a-Kind.

Decorative and sculptural-style table lamps add a refined touch to a room that can make a room feel simple and warm without sacrificing style. Consider your lamps like pieces of art in your room. Look for pieces that feature sculptural shapes, organic textures, and hand-crafted touches. Keep an eye out for lamps that have natural and organic finishes, such as oxidized metals, leather, wood, natural stones, and terracotta.

Think More Symmetrical.

Symmetry is a common interior design trick that creates balance in a space, makes rooms feel more inviting, and is visually appealing to look at. To enhance the serenity and harmony in your spaces, try incorporating more geometric-style lighting pieces that have clean lines and balanced shapes and place them symmetrically on either side of the area or piece you want to accentuate. Use your lighting to bring more focus onto the room features you want to stand out, such as fireplaces, formal seating areas, mirrors, pictures or artwork.

Feeling inspired to start your next custom home project?

As custom home builders for over 30 years, our Nanaimo builders collaborate with an excellent team of professional home designers to craft beautiful, purposeful homes that are tailor-made to your exact needs and style. If you’re ready to start building your custom home, give our team a call today, and we’d love to tell you more about our refined building process. If you’d like to see some of the custom homes we’ve designed and built across Vancouver Island, visit our custom home portfolio.