In January, our team got the chance to visit Dallas Lightovation, the biggest North American lighting show. Featuring the newest collections from the top brands in modern lighting, the Lightovation expo is full of dramatic, awe-inspiring designs that are ready to adorn your homes. Read on for a sneak peek of the latest trends!
Here are all the trends - coming straight to you from Dallas:
1. Bead Lights
Like jewels adorning your neck, these lights decorate the room. Also called necklace lights, bead lights dazzled us in 2023 and are here to stay in 2024. Almost every brand released some sort of variation of a bead light suspension! With bead lighting, you can create unique custom compositions in your space to add sophistication and luxury. You can pair multiple strands together or have one strand steal the show. With either remote or surface-mounted driver options, each connector can be custom-engineered to support each additional strand. Predetermined length options allow for easy ordering with unlimited versatility.
Pictured above: Marni Collection by Alora, Dolce Vita by Studio M (close up), Entice Suspension by Modern Forms, Collier Wall Sconces by Visual Comfort Modern, and Perle by Visual Comfort Modern
2. Chrome is Back and Better than Ever
Metals and cool silver tones - especially chrome - are making a strong comeback. Gen Z and Millennials are driving this heavy metal aesthetic with trending searches such as “aluminium furniture” and “aluminium door design” on Pinterest. With its clean, sleek lines and reflective surface, chrome gives modern designs a chic, futuristic look.
Pictured above: Lassell Single Tall Sconce by Visual Comfort Modern, Shanti Linear Suspension by Visual Comfort Modern, Savona Chandelier by Lib&Co, Septum Table Lamp by Alora, Tearscape Table Lamp by Alora, Secret Pendant by PageOne, Aegis Modern Table Lamp by Visual Comfort Modern, Mina Wall Sconce by Visual Comfort Modern, and Nodes Small Wall/Ceiling Light by Visual Comfort Studio
3. Organic Modern
Organic materials are all the rage with their natural inspiration and bohemian vibes. From alabaster to cork, rattan, ceramic, reclaimed wood, stone, linen, burnished metal, and concrete, these materials create an effortlessly comfortable yet sophisticated look in a modern and minimalist setting.
Pictured above: Seyla Table Lamp by Troy Lighting, Carver Table Lamp by Troy Lighting, various ceramic pendants and Gaya Pendant Light by Geo Contemporary, Holmdel Wall Sconce by Hudson Valley Lighting, Kennett Small Travertine Table Lamp by Visual Comfort Modern, Whitby Pendant by Visual Comfort Studio, Mari Collection by Kate Spade for Visual Comfort Studio, and various table lamps by Mitzi
4. Click Track Systems
Track systems have been in production for years but are becoming much more widely used due to their versatility. Click track systems are the perfect lighting solution that brings light to where you need it. The lights are magnetic, so you can attach them wherever you want on the track. This system is perfect for molding to your needs. As a cost-effective option, they work well for cement and concrete ceilings or when there is no junction box on the ceiling.
The Continuum Track System by ET2
Click track systems can be customized to your preferences
5. Arch Motifs
Arch motifs have emerged as a captivating trend in lighting. Drawing inspiration from classical architecture, contemporary designers incorporate arched elements into lighting fixtures to create a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. With their timeless appeal, arch forms bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to lighting design. The trend resonates with those seeking a balance between the classical and the contemporary, providing a visually striking aesthetic that complements various design styles.
Pictured above: Dreamer Floor Lamp by Studio M, Talis Suspension by Kuzco, Dreamer Suspension by Studio M, Contour Suspension by Studio M, Welland Suspension by Hudson Valley Lighting, and Suspenders Bar Offset Ring by Sonneman
6. Decorative Trims
Decorative trims for recessed lighting are experiencing a resurgence, allowing designers to add a distinctive touch to their projects. These trims conceal the edges of the fixture and elevate the overall visual appeal of your lighting installation. With many designs and finishes available, these trims offer a versatile canvas for expressing creativity through stylish lighting in contemporary interiors.
Pictured above: Fase1 Recessed Lights with Trim by Eurofase and Recessed Lights with Trim by Sonneman
With all these trends making a comeback and catching the eye of designers, we are so excited to keep bringing you the best of modern and contemporary lighting. Stay tuned for any lights that catch your eye, as many of them are coming soon to Casa Di Luce.
The Dallas Lightovation Expo happens twice a year, each January and June. We’ll be back with more trend updates from the next Lightovation event.
Feeling inspired? If you'd like to consult our team of experts for your next lighting project, contact us! We'd be happy to support you in any way we can.