Interior Design Experts Shine Light on 2023 in 2nd Annual Lamps Plus Trends Survey
LOS ANGELES – January 1st, 2023 – Lamps Plus, the nation’s largest lighting retailer, brought together two dozen top interior designers and tastemakers for a look at the home décor and lighting influences they see homeowners gravitating toward in 2023. Among their predictions:
Scandinavian Design Thrives
Melding the sophistication of simple lines and sculptural artistry with an inherent warmth, Scandinavian design speaks to our quest to restore some sense of equilibrium amid all the changes of the past three years.
“My clients are craving order,” said Dallas-based interior designer Taryn Whiteaker. “Coming home to a clean, structured space can provide a sense of calm that isolates and protects us from all the craziness of the outside world.”
Recommended Scandinavian DesignLighting:
- Possini Euro Canasta Trac Satin Brass Modern Tree Floor Lamp
- Possini Euro Pearl White Art Glass Table Lamp
- Oso 17 3/4″ High Opal Glass Brushed Nickel Sconce Set of 2
Statement Lighting Takes Center Stage
Increasingly, homeowners are recognizing what interior designers have known for years: No single upgrade can make a bigger impact on a home’s “wow factor” than a big, overhead statement light.
“Statement lights set the tone for a space,” said Denise Cooper, a Florida-based lifestyle influencer. “The right chandelier reflects the homeowners’ style and personality and becomes the architectural focal point of the room.”
Recommended Statement Lighting:
- Stiffel Ella 39 3/4″Wide Brushed Nickel Clear Crystal 22-Light Pendant
- Stiffel Altamura 28″ Wide Antique Brass Matte Black 6-Light Chandelier
- Stiffel Handry 23″ Wide Semi Gloss Black Clear Glass Bath Light
Lamps Become Art
Designers are flexing their creativity in embracing head-turning shapes and materials in structural table lamps. And tastemakers are lapping it up.
“Table lamps are more than a way to brighten a room,” said Leslie Saeta, home décor blogger and author of A Home to Share. “They’re decorative pieces that can add style, color, and metallic accents to every room in your home.”
Recommended Art Lamp Lighting:
- Possini Euro Sasha Black Marble Table Lamp with Double Shade
- Nelya Gold Leaf Abstract Form Table Lamp
- Possini Euro Athena Gold Leaf Modern Table Lamp with Black Shade
Brass Is Back
It may have taken a back seat to matte black and polished nickel over the past few years, but brass is on its way back with a vengeance, according to tastemakers.
“Brass has soul,” said San Diego-based interior designer Oscar Bravo. “And it’s versatile; it can be equally at home in a modern space as a traditional home.”
Recommended Brass Lighting:
- Luxum 23 1/2″ Wide 8-Light Crystal Chandelier by Inspire Me Home
- Marco 25″ Wide Burnished Brass 6-Light Modern Sputnik Ceiling Light
- Luna Antique Brass Globe Plug-In Wall Lamps Set of 2
The color green came on strong in 2022, at least in part attributable to a lockdown-inspired desire to reconnect with nature. And it’s not going away in the coming year, according to the experts. In fact, it’s getting bolder.
“Homeowners dipped their toes in green’s ‘safe space’ last year, gravitating toward muted grey-greens,” said Charlotte Smith, a Connecticut-based interior design and DIY blogger. “Now they’re ready to dive into the deep end of saturated emerald; even vibrant citron as an accent.”
Recommended Green Evolution Lighting:
- Pavo Green Glass Tall Modern Table Lamp
- Misty Morning Giclee Glow 14″ Wide Ceiling Light
- Greens Ovo Tray Table Floor Lamp
|Designers’ Dilemma: Choosing a Lamp Shade|
Even the experts need help occasionally. When asked if there’s anything they struggle with when selecting lighting, participating tastemakers admitted to repeated missteps in finding the right size shade for a lamp. The Lamps Plus design team offers the following tips:
For size, a general tip is to select a shade that’s one-third the overall height of the lamp and two times the width of the base.
It’s often good to have the shade shape follow the contours of the lamp. Example: Use a rectangular shade on a rectangular base.
Also consider how opaque or translucent the shade is. Shades that have more opaque material will let less light through and create more mood and pools of light than transparent shades.
Explore more tips and ideas in All About Lamp Shades, or learn How to Measure a Shade.
About Lamps Plus
Established in 1976 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Lamps Plus is the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer, operating a thriving e-commerce business, LampsPlus.com, along with 35 stores in the western United States. Lamps Plus carries a full range of lighting and home furnishings, including exclusive patented designs and artisan-made customizable shades and lamps. The company’s American Lighting Association-trained staff provides expert advice. Follow @LampsPlus on social media: Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter. To learn more about the history of the company, visit our About Us page.
Tastemakers Participating in Lamps Plus 2023 Trends Survey
- Adrianne Bets (Charleston, S.C.) – motherhood, home and lifestyle blogger @Little Adi + Co
- Oscar Bravo (San Diego) – interior designer @Oscar Bravo Home
- Denise Cooper (Jacksonville, Fla.) – lifestyle blogger @Be My Guest with Denise
- Sophia de Domenico (California) – interior designer @ Build D3
- Julie Deru (Utah) – parenting and lifestyle vlogger @Deru Crew Vlogs
- Ashley Fultz (Los Angeles) – interior designer and estates agent @DMF Realty
- Linda Gibson (Columbia, S.C.) – YouTuber/founder of @LGQUEEN Home Décor
- Kyla Herbes (Chicago) – interior design blogger @House of Hipsters
- Julie Khuu (Orange County, Calif.) – interior designer @Julie Khuu Interior Design
- Martha Knake (Illinois) – home décor Instagrammer @Today with MK
- Jane Ko (Austin, Texas) – food and travel blogger @A Taste of Koko
- Jewel Marlowe (Washington, D.C.) – interior designer @Jeweled Interiors
- Olivia Peter (Michigan) – home décor Instagrammer @Glam Home Decor
- Leslie Saeta (California) – home décor and lifestyle blogger @My 100 Year Old Home
- Renee Sanders (Huntsville, Ala.) – interior designer @Deidre’s Design
- Katie Santana (Miami) – home and lifestyle YouTuber @Katie Santana
- Jill Seidner (Orange County, Calif.) – interior designer @Jill Seider Interior Design
- Charlotte Smith (Connecticut) – interior design/DIY blogger @At Charlotte’s House
- Karen Snyder (Los Angeles) – home décor and gardening blogger @Sanctuary Home Décor
- Jill Stout (Virginia) – home décor and DIY Instagrammer @Gathered Grace
- Rachel Van Kluyve (Nashville, Tenn.) – home and lifestyle blogger @Crate & Cottage
- Kelly Wilkniss (Southern California) – home décor blogger @My Soulful Home Dinah Wulf (Atlanta) – DIY blogger @DIY Inspired and real estate investor