3 Lighting Trends in 3 Minutes!

3 Lighting Trends in 3 Minutes!

In a recent interview conducted by Better Homes and Gardens editor Samantha Hart, David Peek, Progress Lighting’s Director of Product Development, shared insight on three lighting trends that are hitting the residential design scene. Tune in!

1. Lighting as a Functional Work of Art
Lighting is no longer the secondary player in the room. It can serve as a focal point or functional work of art. According to David Peek, homeowners are recognizing that lighting is a beautiful way to add personality to their home to make it more distinctive. It offers something you can’t achieve with other accessories – through light, contrast and reflection.

2. Lighting Used in Unexpected Ways
David Peek also shared that the use of pendants in lieu of chandeliers is a fun trend popping up in residential interiors. Positioning multiple pendants above a dining table adds drama to a space. Decorators are also using pendants in bedrooms over nightstands as an alternative to a table lamp to light the room.

3. Bold Designs that Make a Statement
When asked what his number one piece of advice for homeowners who are new to the lighting space, David Peek said “be bold.” Lighting is one of the easiest ways to infuse your space with personality. And luckily, lighting isn’t a decision that you have to live with for the rest of your life. Your tastes will change in a few years – and your lighting can change right along with you!

David Peek’s Top Picks




Marque is a beautiful series of interior lantern-style pendants with a modern, rustic theme.


Union Square features a reproduction gas lantern inspiration. Mechanical details, such as exaggerated knobs, provide character to the form.