Lighting trends for interior design inspiration

Nov 05, 2018
Lighting trends for interior design inspiration

There are many ways to make a statement, but you can illuminate the interior design of your home by following three lighting installation trends this winter.

There’s no cooler way to add the wow factor to your apartment than by creating a lighting centre-piece. Put away the fairy lights and the exposed filament light bulbs; now is the time to go big, bold and bright and even Celestial.

Where to buy lighting in London

Several online retailers provide ready-made and out-the-box lighting products you can purchase and install easily for a quick illuminating addition, try or Carousel Lights for affordable options, or Conran for the bigger budget purchase.

But if you want to be unique, invest in a custom-made lighting installations from a local London lighting designer. Here are a few options for each of the current lighting trends.

Put you name in lights with neon

Incorporating the trend for typography and neon lighting, why not recreate that cocktail bar look in the home by hanging neon typography on your walls? Or go one step further by adding illuminated tubing behind kitchen kickboards or above your favourite piece of art to add a provocative glow.

Where to buy neon lighting in London

Bag & Bones

For those that want to balance the neon glow with minimal impact on the environment, bag&bones is an innovative LED neon art label grounded in high quality and unmistakable design. London-based Gigi, and her Dublin-based sister Cavanagh, design unique and energy-efficient neon lighting designs.

God’s Own Junkyard

Buzzfeed recently called it ‘heaven’ ­– and the description is well deserved. If you want to see the greatest range of neon lighting designs in London, pay a visit to God’s Own Junkyard in Walthamstow. From bespoke designs to high fashion photo shoots, this ‘neon cathedral’ has everything and more, see for yourself for electric interior design inspiration.

Look to the heavens for over-sized statement pieces with the celestial lighting trend.

Celestial lighting that evokes the starry night sky with a striking impression is finding itself as the centre-piece of many a hallway or dining room. Whether it is low-hanging over-sized pieces or table lamps that visually recreate the beginning of time, this trend is easy to work with in the home.

Where to buy celestial lighting in London

Lee Broom

With showrooms in London and New York, the exquisite designs of Lee Broom capture the celestial theme and distil it down into must-have lighting pieces, such as their Globe light or 3-piece Eclipse chandelier. Lee Broom has been described by The Financial Times as “among the most respected British talents”.


Crafting intricate designs from simplicity by taking inspiration from nature, Ochre create lighting features that truly understand how best to use light and shade. Understated elegance is delivered though stunning and considered craftmanship to create lighting-as-art pieces.

Chandeliers with dramatic silhouettes

The grandiose and luxurious decadence of a large chandelier to make a statement can now be captured in more modern form. Forgoing the intricacies and details of the traditional chandelier, while retaining the volume and silhouette of the iconic shape, is where modern designers are taking this classic lighting form.

Where to buy chandeliers with dramatic silhouettes in London

Tom Dixon

Self-taught designer Tom Dixon OBE creates stunning silhouette light designs that will give any apartment the wow factor and can transform a space, day or night. You can see the work of Tom Dixon at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum or you can order a piece for yourself from the Tom Dixon online store.

Hand & Eye Studio

Taking the form of chandeliers and simplifying it down to clean lines is where Hand & Eye excel in lighting design. “Our finished designs celebrate the inherent qualities of the materials, to create unique, desirable and beautiful lighting.” For lighting that transforms a space, explore their studio for inspiration.