Ok, so we’re still in September… we shouldn’t be willing away these long, sunny days in favour of the cold, dark nights of autumn/winter. Right? The thing is, though, once August is over we’re headfirst into autumn and there’s very little that can stop us. Cosy blankets (even if it’s 25 degrees outside), candles, pumpkin spice lattes, woolly jumpers – we want it all, and we want it now.
If we’re practical about it, there is a strong case for investing in new lighting for the upcoming season. The switch from “wow can you believe it’s still light at 9pm!” to “can you put the light on it’s pitch black in here at 7.30pm” comes at you fast and before you know it, the nights will be drawing in before you’re home from work. So adding plenty of soft mood lighting around your home is a great way to transition into the darker months – it takes the edge of those short evenings and brings warmth and comfort to shady spaces.
We’ve looked at the top lighting trends for autumn and selected some key pieces to complement your home and help create that cosy atmosphere. Let there be light!
Scandi style lighting solutions
Scandi style is still big when it comes to home interiors – that simple, minimalist look is really timeless. Lighting can be a bit of an investment, if not in cost then in time and effort taken to install wall or ceiling lights… once they’re up, you probably don’t want them to come down again for a good while! So a classic trend like Scandi is a great way to update your home without it becoming dated quickly.
There are two main things to look for to capture that Scandi style in your lighting choices – texture and design. Warm, natural textures are a key aspect of Scandi interiors – think rattan, cane, linen and glass. We love this hanging rattan light shade with simple geometric pattern, while this soft, crinkled linen shade would be perfect for filtered bedroom light. And the mix of wood and glass on this ceiling pendant makes a stylish, understated feature piece.
For softer mood lighting, these origami string lights would look great festooned around a reading nook. And to tick off the design element, you can’t get more classic than an angle poise lamp – this one in gentle grey and natural wood ticks all those Scandi boxes.
Luxe living lighting
The luxe trend is so perfect as we move into the autumn/winter months – it’s all about sumptuous fabrics like velvet mixed with decadent metals and smoked glass for a cosy, cocooned space. Look out for animal motifs, jewel-toned fabrics and quirky statement shapes to really embody the style.
This lamp pairs two key elements of the trend so perfectly – the deep emerald green velvet shade mixed with smoky green glass creates a luxurious look that will add a touch of extravagance to any space. For a ceiling centrepiece, we love this curved brass light fitting with opaque ball shades – it’s giving us all the art deco vibes! To add a flash of pattern, this gold and teal light shade works well, while this peacock print table lamp is a fun find.
And finally, we have to shout out this amazing pineapple lamp ... Because really, why not?!
Industrial loft lighting
The little details are what make this trend, so look out for things like visible screws, statement wiring and burnished finishes. We love this stage light style floor lamp with tripod legs, and this wire drop pendant light fitting will add some modern toughness when hung over your dining table. This cool lamp ticks loads of boxes with its wiring, spinning cogs and brass fittings, while this caged ceiling light will finish off a space without pulling too much focus. Just add a full filament bulb and you’re good to go!
Shop our full lighting range here, or get more inspiration with our de-cluttering storage tips for the new season.