We recently worked with RealEstate.com.au to share some of my big lighting trend predictions for 2019.
Lighting can be one of the most exciting ways to spice up a space, and there are SO MANY great options out there! I’m excited to share what I see coming up on the horizon- enjoy the interview!
Q: How can lighting in the home transform your space?
Lighting can make or break a space- it’s the singular most impactful way to create mood and ambiance in your home.
Lighting is key to unlocking the functionality of your home- every room in your home should include ambient, task and accent lighting.
Q: Why is it important to consider lighting in your interior design?
Lighting greatly influences our mood and feeling about a space- consider the difference you feel when you walk into a fluorescent overlit office space versus a candlelit bar- the feeling is completely different and you respond differently to that stimulus.
Our homes should serve as sanctuary and creating a thoughtful lighting scheme goes a long way to creating a serene and functional living space.
Q: What are the five biggest lighting trends in 2019?
2019 will continue to usher in more organic shapes, materials and light sources. Irregular shapes and the handmade will reign supreme over mass produced and manufactured materials. Hand blown glass, pottery and woven lights will be big throughout 2019.
light by Mark Douglass, designed by Jillian Dinkel Designs for Warrane DCF, photo by Jacqui Turk.
There’s a continued interest in supporting our local communities and artisans, and 2019 will focus on celebrating home grown talent. Local artistry in lighting design has never been more prolific and we’ll be enjoying the fruits of that labour this year.
Some of my favourite local makers include Henry Wilson, Ross Gardam, Christopher Boots and Articolo Lighting, all helmed by Australian designers.
Jillian Dinkel Designs I The Terrace House Designer
lamp by Ross Gardam, designed by Jillian Dinkel Designs, photo by Pablo Veiga
3. Linear lighting
Lighting is leaning toward the big and bold this year to match the overarching shift from minimalism to maximalism. Light fixtures are standing in as art pieces and to dramatic affect. Linear lighting is transforming from singular minimalist battens to horizontal masterpieces stretching across the visual plane.
4. Marble lighting
Marble is fast becoming the material of choice in lighting, moving beyond lamp bases and slight accents. Marble is being utilised in innovative ways as shown in the lighting of Henry Wilson and Marz Designs. Marble across all aspects of interior designer are shifting to bolder and more unique stone species- bold colours, strong veining and book matching are all key markers of the new marble trend.
5. The Hamptons trend, natural fiber
Hamptons inspired homes are seeing a big uptick in new home builds, particularly in beach and harbourside locals. This overarching theme has trickled down to lighting design with large scale woven fibre lamps and pendants.
Rattan, Bamboo, and thread are being used to create large scale sculptural pieces available at every price point from Ikea to the Pet lamp Chimbargo collection handmade by Chilean craftsman.
Let me know what you think of these trends and any you would implement in your homes!