Top 5 Lighting Trends in 2020
When it comes to looking at lighting trends in 2020 it is clear that a really clean, pared-back unfussy look rooted in organic material dominates. Probably a response to our awareness that we need to pare back consumerism and clutter and lead a simpler lifestyle both for the health of our planet and for our own mental health. Trends come and go in interior design but it is interesting how so clearly they reflect the world around us.
This quote really captures that.
“Design is intelligence made visible” -Anonymous
I love good lighting. I always think it makes a home look complete, properly finsished if you know what I mean.
The right lighting can illuminate little corners and bring areas to life. Garde lighting enables you to use your outdoor space long after the lights have gone down. Lighting creates an atmosphere if that is what you are after and it helps a home look bright and welcoming too.
Look how this beautiful star light in my hallway welcomes people in. It is such a simple design but it makes a big statement. Big statements are hot in lighting trends in 2020 and I juts think it klooks stunning.
Outdoor lighting is both practical and beautiful and was one of the top garden trends of 2019. This trend is set to continue in 2020 because- well why wouldn’t it. Lighting our garden gives us another space to be and oh it really does look so wonderful when lit.
Fairy lights are definitely not just for Christmas and look wonderful strewn in trees for a garden party or between tents if your child is having a sleep out. Battery operated lights are so convenient and allow your lights to easily be moved around. These fairy lights work well for us and are so practical.
And just look at the super cute solar powered mini mushrooms aren’t they the sweetest lights ever?
Minimalism in Lighting
Minimalism continues to be a dominant design trend in 2020 and applying this to garden lighting really adds calm to your outdoor space. We pared this lovely battery operated outdoor LED candle with a bonsai and a general garden tidy up. It looks very zen I feel.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo da Vinci
Soft golds and brass bring a warm glow to lighting and gold is set to the big design trend in 2020 in lighting. These wooden Salcombe lanterns are just beautiful, aren’t they? Not only do they look sleek, minimalistic and stylish, once lit up (again conveniently battery operated) they add a cosy, natural-looking glow to a room.
Golds also work well in miniature. we love these simple gold and silver stars for both table and mantel decorations.
Design experts suggest that natural materials will impact most choices in Interiors in 2020
“Increasingly, people will be looking for handcrafted designs, and opting for traditional and organic materials wherever possible. Wood, glass, brick and stone, along with rattan and wicker, will be the home décor materials of choice, for both durability and natural aesthetic. (source)
In lighting terms, we can see lots of glass, rattan, rope, wicker and a return to a really classic look with a modern edge.
Basket pendants lights
In line with using natural materials, basket pendants will totally come into their own in 2020. We are just loving this bamboo basket lamp from lights4fun it is so cute and can be placed anywhere you need a little extra light. We would use this in our bedroom and in our lounge but the little handle and the fact it is battery operated mean it could actually be used anywhere you like (and it never gets hot – which always worries me!)
“A house is much more than a mere shelter, it should lift us emotionally and spiritually.” -John Saladino (Saladino Furniture Inc)
So what do you think of these predictions for lighting trends in 2020? Are they the sort of lighting you like? I think they are beautiful, natural, stylish, unobtrusive and totally fitting with the times.