Where nature meets innovation, and timeless elegance intertwines with modern functionality, living room lighting trends in 2024 is seeing a rise in a range of design styles. The evolution of interior design continues to shape our living spaces, and one area that’s constantly in the spotlight is living room lighting. Lighting not only illuminates our spaces but also plays a pivotal role in setting the mod and enhancing the overall aesthetic.
From embracing biophilic design to mastering the mid-century modern look, we’ve rounded up the top living room trends for 2024, and how you can work lighting into your interior design scheme.
1. Bringing the outside in
The biophilia interior design trend is back and this time it’s taking over the living room. Bringing nature into your interior design has proven benefits to health and wellbeing, so it’s no surprise that nature-inspired elements are becoming popular within living room design. Integrate lush bursts of green, botanical patterns and houseplants, to truly invite the outdoors into your living room.
If bright colours are your thing, vibrant lighting fixtures like red or orange, create a striking contrast against a green backdrop, establishing an exciting feel whilst making a statement. Balance this interesting colour scheme with metallic elements like brass and pewter pendants – these tie all the colourful elements together and create an interesting and warm feel.
Natural materials, such as wood, are the perfect way to mimic the outdoors. By bringing raw materials into your interior, it allows you to connect with nature and bring a rustic atmosphere in. Embrace the beauty of nature with our Wooden table lamps and create the biophilic living room of your dreams.
2. Sustainable illumination.
In interior design, people are becoming more environmentally conscious, looking for ways to connect with nature whilst reducing their carbon footprint. All our products are handcrafted by skilled artisans using raw recycled materials, like glass and metal. Not only does this reflect the quality of our product, but it also speaks to the value we place in sustainably constructed fixtures.
Cost-cutting and energy efficient lighting are also becoming popular features of 2024 living room lighting trends. Switching to LED bulbs are one approach homemakers are taking to save energy and reduce their lighting bills. LED bulbs use up to 90% less energy than conventional halogen bulbs and are considered the best value lighting solution.
Our LED Edison light bulbs not only have a classic, vintage feel, but they also have energy-saving features which makes them a fantastic alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs.
3. Smart tech lighting.
The integration of smart technology has become a popular way to adjust the living room to suit the changing needs of the household. Expect to see living rooms adorned with lighting systems that can be controlled through apps or voice commands.
All our LED bulbs are dimmable, meaning you can adjust the colour temperature and brightness according to your mood and time of the day. Whether you want to create a cosy and relaxed atmosphere that’s perfect for movie nights or prefer a brighter glow for intense family board games, smart technology helps you to achieve the look and feel you want.
4. Classic with a twist.
A living room trend in 2024 is the desire for timeless spaces that embrace contemporary functionality and atmosphere, for the ultimate mix of traditional and modern. Highlight exposed beams with antique brass, copper, pewter or elegant glass finishes, or pair delicate armchairs with a vintage-style lamp, for a classic look.
This living room lighting trend draws on the appeal of refined luxury, but also emphasises the need to scale back and declutter, leaving room for the most functional and atmospheric pieces. Vintage-style fixtures, like our ribbed glass wall lights, are a great way to embrace the charm and history of classic items, creating a truly personalised living space.
5. Embrace natural lighting.
In line with the biophilia trend, embracing natural lighting is becoming a popular way to connect further with nature and invite the outdoor in. Maximising natural light is the ultimate accessory in 2024 because it’s proven to have many health benefits like boosting your mood and wellbeing. Not only that but inviting in the warm sunshine could also help to reduce heating bills, so you can save money whilst enhancing the atmosphere of your living room.
Think large windows, skylights, and strategically placed mirrors to amplify the effect of natural lighting. Incorporate a light colour scheme and reflective surfaces, like metal light fixtures, to create an inviting and airy feel in your home.
6. Warm minimalism.
Over the last year we’ve seen a big shift from cooler tones to softer and warmer shades, helping us to create a cosier home. Neutral and earthy tones, like taupe and beige, work well for the living room, a space where we want to relax and unwind after a long day.
Embrace imperfection and simplicity with tactile elements like natural stone or wood. Natural and organic elements, like our wooden geometric table lamps, help to create a welcoming ambience in your living room contributing to a more peaceful and relaxing feel. The warmth of wood also creates an atmosphere that’s cosy and timeless, boasting the minimalist style whilst retaining a modern and calm feel.
For those who prefer bold, vibrant colours and whimsical patterns, then this trend is for you. Playful elements take centre stage as your living room becomes a playground for joy and positivity. Think oversized art pieces, intricate wallpapers and vibrant patterns, to create a visually stimulating environment that’s rich in personality and creativity.
Maximalist décor is all about injecting vibrant colours into a space. Add even more splashes of colour by mixing and matching colourful light shades. Combine yellow pendants or turquoise wall lights, with a navy backdrop for the ultimate maximalist living room.
8. Artisanal craftmanship.
As we go into 2024, the appreciation for artisanal craftmanship is remerging as a key trend. Handcrafted items hold a unique charm and authenticity that cannot be replicated by mass-produced machines. This trend celebrates imperfections and human touch, adding character and individuality to interiors.
All our fixtures are handcrafted with care by dedicated artisans; with each product telling a story of skilful craftmanship.
9. Mid-century modern.
This unique 20th century interior style has resurfaced with modern elements. Key features of mid-century modern décor include furnishings that emphasise functionality, simple geometric lines and the use of durable, natural materials like brass, copper, wood and glass.
Geometric table lamps reflect this décor style. Angular and clean, their innovative design can be incorporated into your living room for a mid-century modern theme. Available in natural or walnut wood, their organic design and construct makes them the perfect additions to any living room design that favours nature, originality and modernism.
Unique and geometric shaped mirrors are in-trend because they make a bold statement in any room. On an aesthetic level, they add depth, intrigue and a touch of glamour to a space. On a functional level, they make spaces feel larger and more inviting, which is perfect for maximising the space in small living rooms.
Our modern circular mirrors are perfect for staying up to date with 2024 living room trends. If you’re looking to add space and a feeling of light into your interior, contemporary-styled mirrors are a seamless way to do so. Available in brass, copper and pewter, the Urban Round Wall Mirror is the perfect way to add a touch of refined elegance to your living room and pull other metallic elements together for a comprehensive design.
11. Polished metals
Alluding back to the popularity of industrial-style metals such as brass, copper and pewter, we’re seeing a resurgence in polished metals in 2024 living room lighting trends.
We’re seeing luxurious copper in many living rooms, where a blend of luxury and warmth is the desired atmosphere. Incorporate copper lights as accessories to add a contrasting splash of colour to a neutral living room.
The soft-gold appearance of polished brass fixtures has driven their surge in popularity recently. A metallic finish that was typically found in kitchens and bathrooms, we’re now seeing brass accents in the living room. Brass is the perfect tone to contrast against darker colours, giving the warm tones more energy and depth.
In 2024 a living room is incomplete without the incredible texture of pewter. The cooler-toned metallic has the perfect rustic vibe, which is perfect for adding texture to more traditional spaces.
12. Eclectic mix of styles.
Mixing and matching styles, colours and materials is a trend that’s here to stay. In 2024, expect to see living rooms adorned with diverse range of lighting fixtures, blending contemporary and vintage designs. This eclectic mix adds a layer of depth and character, creating a visually appealing and curated look.
As we navigate the dynamic world of interior design in 2024, living room lighting takes centre stage with a blend of smart tech, sustainability, functionality, and artistic expression. But living room design isn’t just about following trends, it’s about curating a space that reflects your personality, values and desires. Whether you resonate with the biophilia trend or love the simplicity of warm minimalism, you can blend these trends to craft a space that feels uniquely yours.