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Top Home Lighting Trends for 2023 to Elevate Your Home’s Look and Feel Without Breaking the Bank

Are you looking for ways to transform your home without breaking the bank? Look no further than home lighting features! The right lighting can elevate your space and add value to your home by adding warmth, style and ambience to any room.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the latest feature lighting trends of 2023 and show you how to incorporate them into your home on a budget. Whether you’re looking to create a cozy living room, a sleek kitchen or a luxurious bedroom, our tips and tricks will help you achieve the look you want without breaking the bank. So let’s light up your home and explore new lighting trends in 2023 to take your interior design to the next level.

Here are several types of home feature lighting options that you can use to create a touch of luxury in your home and the fixtures used to achieve them.

Accent Lighting

Accent feature lighting in the home highlights specific features or objects such as artwork, shelving, or architectural elements.

Highlighting Artwork

By using accent lighting to highlight artwork on the walls, you can draw attention to the beauty and sophistication of your home decor. Add track lighting, wall sconces, spotlights or even downlights from the ceiling above the artwork to create a dramatic effect.

Showcasing Shelving

Built-in shelves or bookcases can also benefit from accent lighting. Place small lights or strips of LED lighting under each shelf to create a subtle glow that illuminates the items on display.

Emphasising Architectural Details

If your home has interesting architectural details, such as crown moulding or wainscoting, accent lighting can be used to highlight these features and create a more expensive look. Have a licensed electrician install small spotlights or wall light fixtures to draw attention to the details.

Pendant Lighting

Using fixtures suspended from the ceiling is great for creating a focal point in your space. Pendant lighting can be used over dining tables, kitchen islands, in a foyer or in living rooms to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Mini Pendant Lights: Mini pendant lights are small and typically have a single bulb. They are perfect for use over a kitchen island or in a small dining area.

Multi-Light Pendants: Multi-light pendants feature multiple bulbs and shades, often arranged in a linear or clustered design. They are great for use in larger spaces, such as a dining room or living room with light ceilings.

Drum Pendants: Drum pendants are named for their drum-shaped shade, which can be made of fabric or metal. They provide a soft, diffuse light and are great for use in bedrooms or lounge room lighting.

Lantern Pendants: Lantern pendants have an open, cage-like design that encloses the bulb. They provide light and are ideal for foyers, entryways, or outdoor spaces.

Globe Pendants: Globe pendants feature a round, globe-shaped shade and provide soft, diffused ambient lighting. They are versatile and can be used in a variety of settings, from bedrooms to dining rooms.

Cluster Pendants: Cluster pendants feature multiple lights grouped together in a cluster. They can be arranged in a variety of ways and are great for creating a dramatic lighting fixture.

Linear Pendants: Linear pendants are long and narrow, often featuring multiple lights arranged in a straight line. They are great for use over a kitchen island or dining table.

When choosing a light pendant, it’s important to consider the style, size and functionality. Be sure to choose styles that complement the overall aesthetic of your home.

For example, if you have a lot of natural materials and warm timbers in your home, a more rustic pendant might suit your space better than a contemporary design with clean lines and a sleek finish.

You'll also want to choose a pendant that is the right size for the space it will be installed. A pendant that is too small will look out of place, while a pendant that is too large can overwhelm the space. Choose a pendant that is proportional to the size of the room and the height of the ceiling. If you are unsure about this, you can always get in touch with Oztech Sparks Electrical, and we can give you advice on a good size pendant for your space.

Functionality is also very important in the home as you will constantly be using your lighting, and certain functions can enhance some spaces. For example, you may want to consider the ability to dim the pendant lighting in your master bedroom, as this can provide greater control over the room's ambience in setting the mood for any occasion.

Under-Cabinet Lighting

This type of lighting is installed underneath kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, bookshelves or hidden ceilings to create a warm and sophisticated ambience in your home. Under-cabinet lighting can highlight decorative elements or make a focal point in your space.

It can also be known as task lighting, often used to help people perform tasks more efficiently and safely. For example, task lighting in a kitchen might include under-cabinet lights over a work surface to provide bright, focused illumination for cooking and food preparation. Task lighting in a home office might consist of a table or adjustable floor lamp to provide concentrated lighting for reading, writing, or computer work.

Lighting designers and electricians utilise LED lighting strips in under cabinet lighting as they are modern, energy-efficient lighting solutions often associated with high-end homes and contemporary designs. When natural light is lacking in space, these LED light strips help create a sense of depth by providing layered lighting with different light sources from different heights and angles. This can make the space feel more dynamic and visually engaging, which can contribute to a more luxurious overall feel.


As a homeowner, you always want to find ways to boost your home’s value without breaking the bank or creating an ambient space you love to live in. The great thing about the home feature lighting solutions we have recommended is that they can significantly transform your home, making it look expensive, but they won’t leave you penniless.

If you’re considering upgrading your home lighting, contact Oztech Sparks Electrical, the leading electrical installation company in the Macarthur region. Our team of friendly licensed electricians can help you install bespoke lighting features that meet your family’s needs and enhance your home’s ambience. Don’t wait any longer; let us help you bring your home lighting to life!

Contact us at or call us on 1300 698 324.

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