Lighting Trends for 2022

Happy New Year! Let’s hope that it’s a prosperous one. For those of you starting out on your forever home journey, or those close to completion; best of luck! Check our post below with important considerations when you reach the lighting planning stage of your build. Lighting Trends for 2022 – read on!

Lighting is a key element of any interior design; it has to be functional whilst also aesthetically pleasing. Having the right lighting can play a pivotal role whether you’re renovating or designing. The earlier the project allows, the better for incorporating a solid lighting plan. Here are some of the lighting trends for 2022 which we hope will inspire you in your plan. Read on to breathe fresh life into your home!

Retro Vintage Glass Pendants


Clear Pyramid Shaded Kitchen Island Pendant

Bring grandeur to any room with an industrial ceiling light, creating a talking point and adding effortless character. There are countless avenues to take, depending on your design preference. Add an amber or smoked tint to your glass shade, giving either a cosy, warm ambiance or a unique, attractive feature light. Pendants can become the focus of any room, functioning as a piece of art that elevates your interior. Adding a ‘wow’ factor in your interior couldn’t be easier and hanging pendant lights can create that desired impact. All our pendants are adjustable, meaning you can bring your shade as close to the base as you prefer or to a maximum drop of 1.3 metres – check them out HERE.

Black & Brass Lighting


These colours are extremely popular in all aspects of interior. Brass is found in appliances, decor & lighting fixtures. Black is becoming more and more popular with contemporary builds, featuring heavily in design. Pair Brass with Black for a stunning contrast. Brass & Black are a great alternative to Silver & Gold, & there’s no better time to invest as they are on-trend and stylish.

Eco-Friendly Lighting

As the world shifts toward a more eco-friendly approach, LED lighting has a part to play in energy consumption reduction.

Choosing energy-efficient bulbs (LED) will help with the cause of bettering the environment, as well as saving you a lot. Financially – you may pay more in your initial investment, but the financial benefits are proven. You will save money on Electric Costs as LED Bulbs are cheaper to run as they’re low voltage requirement. You can also rest assured by the long lifespan provided by LED Bulbs that you will not have to replace your bulb for a LONG time. Compared to the lifespan of an incandescent bulb, the lifespan of an LED bulb is superior. The lifespan of an average LED light is about 1,000 hours, whereas the lifespan of an average LED light is up to 50,000 *(depending on usage, it may last double this). This equates to LED bulbs lasting between six and TWELVE years before replacement is required.

Simplicity & Minimalism

A reasonable use of space with a minimalist design is a combination that rarely fails to impress. This combination is both practical & aesthetically pleasing.

Utilising a basic colour scheme (black, white & grey) will help create a minimalist design that will support a modern finish. Combine this with simple, symmetrically shaped fixtures and continue through the rest of your interior for consistency. Opt for simplicity & minimalism in your home.

We hope you found this useful and attempt to incorporate these lighting trends for 2022 into your interior design. Our broad range of interior lighting is available for viewing at or if you’re in the area, Callaghans Electrical, Letterkenny!