The Latest Trends in Home Lighting Design | Home & Garden

The Gotham wall lamp, on the left, and the Happy wall lamp are part of the Regina Andrew Detroit collection.

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Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson sees growing interest in “statement lighting” – sculptural pendants, statement sconces, sleek shades with plenty of wow factor. She cites more research on 70s lamps, decorative lighting, vintage fixtures and colorful pieces.

Statement lighting, she says, “allows people to accent their homes, while doubling as an eye-catching piece of art.”

Lighting designers get creative with materials including fiber, porcelain, glass, fabric, paper, and metal.

Some statement lights have a cosmic vibe. The constellation style comes in large and small configurations, with LED sticks arranged to suggest a starry sky.

And British designer Lee Broom’s Crescent collection features pendant lighting with illuminated acrylic spheres cut in half to reveal a brass interior, as if a futuristic space station is opening its door. Broom’s Eclipse luminaire merges an acrylic circle with a mirrored circle, like two moons meeting.

Peter Bowles, who together with his son Charlie runs Original BTC, was one of the first to use bone china in lampshade design over 30 years ago in Oxfordshire, England.

“The potter he approached initially thought he was crazy, as they had only ever made crockery and similar products – never lighting,” says Charlie Bowles.

But he says something special happens when material meets light.

“The bone china appears pure white when fired, but then gives off a lovely soft, warm glow when lit,” he says. “Despite its challenges and reputation for being a difficult ceramic to work with, the end result speaks for itself: it’s versatile, fun to design, and the light you get is calming and can positively affect your mood.”

This year, the studio presented Shard, a circular chandelier made of handmade tiles, and Pebble, an elegant ceiling lamp formed from dozens of pieces of soft porcelain, polished like river rocks and fixed to form a kind of mineral cocoon.

Arteriors offers a collection of pendants made from materials such as wooden beads, raffia and plant fibers. A pendant called Jana, for example, is inspired by traditional thatched roofs; brown wicker fringe creates a playful, textured fixture, suspended from an antique brass chain. The Jemai table lamp has an anthracite colored base formed from ricestone, a fine gravel. Stacked asymmetrical shapes create a groovy 70s vibe.

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