Lighting is often an afterthought when it comes to home decor, but the right fixture can make or break a space. Whether it’s a statement chandelier over the dining table or simple wall sconces to frame a mirror, the right light can create an atmosphere of comfort and coziness while also elevating your style. Fortunately, as the year draws to a close, we’re seeing lots of new and exciting lighting trends for 2023 that combine raw natural materials, unfussy styles and functionality.
A major trend that’s a perfect fit for many home decor styles is the return of midcentury modern lighting. This classic design aesthetic is timeless and pairs beautifully with traditional, transitional and Grandmillenial homes. This year, however, we’re seeing a more refined take on the style with softer lines and a focus on natural materials like wood and jute.
The minimalist in you will love lighting that draws inspiration from the architecture and colors of city buildings and nature. From lamp stands with stone-colored bases to fixtures made from the concrete found in urban construction, there are a lot of great options to choose from that will help you bring a bit of natural beauty into your home this year.
Merging art with function is another trend that’s a hit in the world of lighting this season. With sculptural shapes, organic lines and natural materials influencing the designs you’ll find on the shelves of your favorite lighting retailers, it’s easy to see why this style is so popular. Take a look at these stunning creations from CB2 to get an idea of what we’re talking about.
While it’s hard to go wrong with white, gold and black finishes in terms of lighting, the trend is moving towards more colorful choices. With LED technology advancing at such an incredible rate, manufacturers are able to produce more unique finishes for their fixtures than ever before.
Whether it’s the iridescent glow of burnt steel or a rainbow effect produced by annealing brass, these one-of-a-kind metallic lighting fixtures are sure to turn heads.
With their ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in just about any room, the return of pendants is one of our favorite lighting trends for 2023. Whether you’re looking for a sleek metal pendant over your kitchen island or a more traditional pendant over the entryway, these unique fixtures are sure to elevate any space.
Just like other home decor trends, the lighting industry tends to follow suit when it comes to color and texture. With soft neutrals, blonde wood and warm grays becoming hugely influential in paint, furniture and flooring choices, we’re seeing them carry over into the types of fixtures shoppers are choosing to add to their homes this season.