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4 Inspiring Lighting Trends for 2024, Handpicked by Design Experts

gold lanesborough multi-pendant light suspended above an induction hob an a black and white marble kitchen island

Feeling inspired to breathe new life into your interiors, you pin your favourite lighting trends for 2024 to your latest board. A new year provides the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate your space, and finding the right atmospheric lighting fixtures is all you need to achieve this.

Looking around your home, you consider the many interior design possibilities that these lighting trends invite. Countless ideas flood your mind, from bold chandeliers to minimalist table lamps – but you realise you need some guidance if you’re going to find the best fit for your interiors.

Delve into our guide to the top lighting trends of 2024. Find inspiration to curate beautiful spaces that suit your style and deliver the ambience you seek.

pag wall lamps installed either side of a bed in a neutral bedroom

Image courtesy of @deborahfitz_interiors_

Lighting is often overlooked when styling a home. However, the impact that illuminating your interiors well can have on the overall appearance and ambience is huge.

Handpicked by our interior design experts, these lighting trends are predicted to dominate in 2024 and will give you some tips for your own home. Discover how to incorporate each style into your existing décor to add extra character to the room.

1. Embrace the beauty of minimalist design

Kitchen Island image courtesy of @studiofourinteriors

Clean lines, uncluttered spaces, and simplicity are characteristic of minimalist design. If you like the idea of creating a soothing and inviting space with a timeless aesthetic, minimalism is a trend to consider in 2024.

Embracing the essence of minimalist design, entails thoughtful effort beyond arranging furniture against a white backdrop. By taking a few extra steps, you can ensure the space exudes a calm and welcoming aura, aligning perfectly with the intended aesthetic of minimalism rather than a starkly clinical space you can’t wait to escape from.

Carefully chosen lighting is the easiest way to make a minimalist space feel friendly and enticing.

Minimalist lighting needs to serve two functions. Firstly, it should imbue the space with the calming ambience central to the minimalist aesthetic. To create this, choose light bulbs with a warm colour temperature (around 2700 Kelvin), such as the Globe spiral filament warm glow LED bulb, which will look beautiful suspended from the ceiling in any minimalist interior.

Secondly, the lighting fixtures must complement the stripped-back aesthetic. Minimalism is about keeping a space uncomplicated using a curated range of colours and materials in simple shapes and forms. Consider calming table lamps like the Black Waldorf pebble lamp to add subtle visual interest to your space while still having a refined, minimalist design.

2. Create the right ambience for any time of day with layered lighting

Black frosted low rise bubble chandelier in neutral bedroom.

Layered lighting is all about incorporating various types of lighting into your space, considering their different functions and how they can work in harmony to create the desired ambience.

Embracing the layered lighting design trend in 2024 will help you tailor interiors to be both visually enticing and highly functional. This trend is incredibly versatile, allowing you to go as bold or as minimalist as you like.

How to create  a layered lighting scheme

The key is to include at least three different tiers of lighting: high, mid, and low. 

feature pendant light with frosted pear bulbs on grey background

High tier: Start with an eye-catching ceiling light, for when you need your space to be brightly lit. Even in rooms where the overhead light might not be used very frequently, such as the living room, a stylish ceiling light will serve as a focal point that pulls the rest of your lighting scheme together.

Mid tier: Choose ambient wall lights to add another layer of depth to your space. Your lighting should evolve throughout the day, so wall lights are great when you still need your space to be well lit but don’t want the intensity of the overhead light.

umage asteria pearl white and brass table lamp with usb charging port on black background switched on

Low tier: When it’s time to unwind at the end of the day, this is where your lower-level lighting comes in. Floor and table lamps add visual intrigue to your space and are also ideal for casting a warm, calming glow that makes you feel relaxed.

3. Set the mood with dimmable lights

smoked gold and black quadruple dimmer installed on a black panelled wall beside a grey velvet headboard.

Bedroom mage courtesy of @kylejosephinteriors

If you’re looking for a way to make your interiors more relaxing and intimate, introducing dimmable lighting is a subtle solution that doesn’t require the purchase of brand-new lighting fixtures. Simply add dimmer switches to your existing lights to create different ambiences according to your mood or the time of day.

Dimmable lights are a great bedroom lighting option because of their versatility. You’ll be able to transform the space from bright and practical in the mornings to dim and cosy in the evenings when it’s time to unwind.

It’s this level of versatility that makes dimmable lighting such a popular lighting trend for 2024. With this type of lighting, one fixture can serve multiple functions, providing bright light during the day and soft, calming light after the sun sets.

4. Create a dramatic focal point with bold, sculptural chandeliers

Statement chandeliers have grown in popularity over the last few months and will continue to influence interior design choices in 2024. These striking fixtures are an ideal living room or dining room lighting option, creating a dramatic focal point that draws attention and adds visual intrigue to the space.

A chandelier can be many things, not just the extravagant, sparkling glass fixture traditionally found in a palace or stately home. Modern chandeliers come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colours, and designs, so there’s bound to be a style that suits your interiors.

If you’re looking for a light that boasts a lot of personality, you can’t go wrong with a showstopping bubble chandelier. These captivating chandeliers are both playful and elegant, designed to effortlessly add a decorative flair to your space.

We’d love to see how you’ve incorporated this year’s top lighting trends into your décor. Tag @dowsingandreynolds on Instagram – we can’t wait to see your ideas!

Feature image courtesy of @callertonkitchens

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Meet Lyz, our brilliant Head of Brand here at Dowsing & Reynolds. When she’s not busy leading the marketing team and making sure our brand is represented authentically in everything we do, Lyz loves nothing more than quad skating, making scented candles, and reading books on her favourite subjects - which range from interior and graphic design to quantum physics!

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