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Trend Spotlight: How to bring industrial lighting into your home

Industrial style lighting is one of the most versatile trends to add to the home. Whether you prefer to keep your decor traditional or love all things modern, industrial aesthetic lends itself perfectly to all styles. At Ocean Lighting, our industrial lights collection is proving to be as popular as ever, with everything from pendant lights to wall lights to choose from. 

If you’re looking to make the jump into the industrial lighting trend, we’ve asked our experts for their top tips and favourite products from our range.

What colours work best for industrial lighting?

When you think of the term industrial, chances are you will start to think of metallic shades such as silver and bronze. While these shades are common throughout the industrial trend, it also incorporates rich copper tones, striking matte blacks and golds. The aim of industrial lighting is to add a gritty, rustic edge to your overall decor, so these no-fuss shades will integrate perfectly in almost any existing colour scheme. 

What are the characteristics of industrial lighting?

Industrial doesn’t just mean pipes and factory-inspired designs, this exciting trend is defined by other elements too. Ropes and chains play a huge part in creating this aesthetic, look for low hanging chain pendant lights that look perfect over a breakfast bar or dining table or choose cage designs for your feature lamps and lampshades. 

Of course, exposed bulbs are incredibly popular at the moment, pairing vintage style with functionality. An exposed lightbulb in a lamp or light fitting will instantly add an edge to your space, look out for specially designed retro bulbs to add even more of a statement. 

What types of industrial lighting can I add to my home?

The key to nailing the industrial look is to mix and match your lighting styles, creating a concept that’s truly unique. To avoid veering into full warehouse or Soho bar territory, don’t go too overboard, simply pick a few pieces to complement one statement piece in the room. Here are our top picks!

Industrial pendant lighting

The bold Fisherman Ceiling Light by Searchlight is a great option for those looking for modern ceiling light. The black and gold finish combined with the exposed caged bulb is quintessentially industrial and we think this would look great over a breakfast bar or as a feature in a living room. 

If you prefer a more subtle lighting approach, the Firstlight Clipper Pendant in rustic brown is a fantastic choice. This light is simple enough to help bring together an overall industrial lighting concept, or multiple pendants can be used together for a striking feature. 

Industrial wall lights

Wall lights are a great way to add a further dimension to your lighting concept. A couple of wall lights dotted around a living space can illuminate areas which don’t often get light, or highlight architectural features in the room. If you’re looking for industrial style wall lights, we recommend going simple. The Endon collection has plenty of styles that exemplify the industrial trend. We love the Endon Joshua light in black that can be used as a wall light or a table lamp. The exposed bulb adds vintage style while the USB feature brings this light into the modern age. 

If you are looking for something a little more statement-making, the Endon Mono is a great choice. The hanging bulb style still retains the simplicity of the industrial style and we think this would look great in a study or bedroom. 

Industrial statement lights

Now for the really fun part! A piece of statement lighting can really bring a room together and although the industrial trend is founded in simplicity, there are plenty of showstopping designs that will look incredible in the home. 
We’re back to the Searchlight collection for our first piece of industrial statement lighting. The Searchlight Fishnet Pendant light in matte black combines all of the elements of this trend that we love. Black chains hold a beautiful mesh cage with four exposed bulbs inside. We can see this piece hung stylishly above a dining table or even in a hallway.

To really combine the traditional and modern elements that this trend is known for, why not opt for an industrial style chandelier? The Dar Ivan Cluster Pendant light will definitely add the wow-factor to any room. The exposed bulbs hang from a circular frame that is suspended from the ceiling. Your next dinner party just got a brand new talking point!

The industrial lighting trend shows no signs of going away and at Ocean Lighting, we have a wide range of wall lights, lamps and ceiling lights for you to choose from. Shop the full range today and give your space a little bit of industrial edge!

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