Keen to add more lighting options to your home and love new or different materials? We’ve been exploring some of the top home lighting trends for 2017 and have identified some of the best materials being used in lighting products today. Here are some of our favourites that would be easy to add into your interior design scheme.
Marble has become an increasingly popular material in interior design – we’ve been seeing it in furniture, wallpaper, accessories and more – and now you can have it in the form of a light too!
This lovely sized white and black marble pendant light would be the perfect accompaniment to other pops of marble in a room, or used as a standalone feature. It’s so on trend and is gorgeous to look at.
The trend for using metallic finishes in interior design has been in force for a few years, but this year it’s the turn of brass to take a starring role. Designer Tom Dixon has used brass to great effect in a number of his pieces and we love the tall version of his Beat light, as its elegant and striking.
The design is inspired by the sculptural nature and simplicity of traditional Indian water vessels and cooking pots. It’s very attractive, with its smooth, sleek exterior and hammered brass interior.
We’ve previously written about cork making a comeback in home decor and here’s a lovely way of adding it into your interior. The New Works pendant light is made from natural cork and is available in either a pure natural or mixed cork colour. Whether you’re already a fan of cork, or are testing the waters to see if this material works in your home, the pendant light is a great way of introducing it into your décor scheme.
If you love all things modern and contemporary, then you’ll be pleased to hear that concrete is still going strong as a material trend in lighting. Swedish designer Jonas Wagell has perfected the art of mixing raw concrete with softer, more delicate materials and the JWDA Concrete Lamp is a great example of this. The combination of materials used in the dinky table lamp provides just the right balance and it’s a joy to behold and use. The lamp works well as a bedside table lamp or used as a table lamp in a living room.
If you fancy a light made pretty much entirely from wood, you’re in luck! Plenty of designers are incorporating wood into their lighting products this year, including the Muuto wood table lamp by TAF Architects. The lamp is made from pine wood and every screw is deliberately left in sight. It’s available with either a white or dusty green rubber cord – the white cord is nice and minimal, but we think the green works well with the natural wood. This is a great choice for a desk light and a nice architectural piece to have in a study or home office.
If you love designer lighting and like to keep on trend with your home buys, check out the range available at Nest.co.uk.0