Lighting Trends for 2023

Published: November 21, 2022

Looking ahead to 2023, lighting will continue to play a major role in residential design. Here are our trend predictions:

Fixtures with flair

  • Oversized sconces with an extremely long arm with a shade on the end
  • Cone-shaped table lamps with a flare shade. The shades are either smooth, natural fabric or pleated, like Scandinavian style
  • Rechargeable mini LED lamps are a huge trend, especially for use outdoors

A shift in lighting for interiors is coming

  • Lighting has become a central part of decorating. Designers and homeowners use lighting, especially center-of-the-room chandeliers, to set the mood and atmosphere of a space
  • More and more designers and lighting companies are embracing LED illumination and thinking about how to make it more artful and residential (rather than office and ultra-modern)

Design styles on the rise

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  • French Deco/contemporary modern furniture has quickly gained popularity in showrooms and retailers. In most lifestyle photos of these products, one can notice a void of lighting that complements this interior design trend. We’re now starting to see lighting that works with this look
  • Mid-century modern-style homes built in the 70s are aging and are being remodeled. Designers are looking for MCM lighting styles that relate to the architecture but are brought into modern times – this is why we launched Mavisten Edition

Statement lighting is booming

  • Living rooms and dining rooms are especially seeing a rise in statement lighting because these are the rooms for entertaining guests. Additionally, in the age of Instagram and TikTok, these spaces become selfie studios for social media posts that reflect the taste and style of the homeowner

Functionality in the home

  • More and more people are starting to use Apple HomeKit or Alexa to control their lights. Using smart switches on portable lamps and in the wall allow fixtures to automatically turn on in the morning, or when the sun sets. Motion activated systems operate when a person enters or exits a room. People are also able to turn lights on and off by voice control

LEDs broaden their appeal

  • LED bulbs are becoming popular because of the tremendous energy savings they offer. Not only do they reduce energy consumption by 70-80%, but they also don’t emit heat in a room – which can trigger air-conditioning (which consumes even more energy)
  • New LED light sources are increasingly warm in color temperature, rather than the early LED bulbs, which were more blue (cold) in color. Blue light, like daylight, energizes the brain and is more popular in offices to make workers more productive. Warmer light is relaxing to the brain and better for a residential environment
  • Better quality LED bulbs are now on the market. They don’t flicker and have an illumination quality that allows for vivid colors to be accurately perceived (for example, in low quality light, a red apple looks more brown in color)

—By Michael Almodova, CEO and founder of Mavisten Edition

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