Interior Obsession: I Spy 8 Lighting Trends You Can Totally DIY

By Brittni โ€ข posted on 02/15/2024

Woven pendant light above olive wood dining table outdoors

Lighting trends are all the rage right now. And while they are some really amazing pendants, table lamps, etc out there, they’re not exactly all within reach of a tight budget.

So, today I’m sharing some DIY ways you can recreate those lighting trends with your own two hands, on a serious budget.

Here’s 8 lighting trends you can totally DIY…

1. (above) Turn a giant basket upside down, poke a hole, add a lighting kit and you’ve got yourself a DIY version of this statement pendant spotted at Villa Palmier.

Side note…You can actually rent this home (it’s in St Barts) and if money were no object, I would definitely be booking a stay! (Image via Villa Palmier)

Modern concrete table lamp on white side table

2. Try the concrete lighting trend, like this table light spotted on Lumens, with a simple tutorial like this one…DIY concrete table lamp. (Image via Lumens)

Terracotta pot planter hanging over wood dresser in a modern bedroom

3. Bring the outdoors in with a simple lighting hack using none other than a terra cotta pot.

Yes, you heard me right…

Grab a light kit and use the existing drainage hole to create a simple but unique pendant like this one found in the Bakker’s Melbourne home. (Image via The Design Files)

Modern restaurant with minimal modern globe lighting

4. How cool are these modern tube lights that adorn the ceilings of Tusk?

Turns out you can make something similar using this lamp kit from Grand Brass. And it’s only $45! (Image via Schoolhouse Electric)

Cottage meets modern kitchen with wicker pendant light

5. Jump on the wicker and rattan wagon, but make sure you do it even bigger and better.

This light seen on Atelier Vime could be your next DIY project.

All you would need is to find the perfect oversized flat basket or rattan wall hanging (something like this could do the trick), and a light kit.

Thread the cord and socket through the top of the basket, and attach your lightbulb. Probably safest to stick to LED lights that won’t overheat, though… (Image via Atelier Vime)

Fringe chandelier in ombre colors from grey to white

6. This fringe pendant light from Anthro is all kinds of sophisticated, but it also comes with a hefty price tag. So if you want to try making your own, check out the ring DIY chandelier that Studio DIY made. (Image via Anthropologie)

All white modern kitchen with minimal pendant lights hanging over the kitchen island

7. A simple light kit from Color Cord will get you a similar look to these brass bulb beauties on Emily Henderson.

Just opt for a larger bulb. (Image via Emily Henderson)

All grey room with modern pendant light shaped like an upside-down bowl

8. Cut a hole in a bowl and add a light kit to recreate the look of this Menu pendant light featured on The Design Chaser. (Image via The Design Chaser)

How do you feel about DIY lighting projects? Do they intimidate or inspire?

5 comments | Click here to reply

These eight trends are significant, especially the blub inside basket one that is so easy. Is it great to use it on the study table or above the office work table?

Tom Hillman

Aw, thanks so much Kara. That’s the best compliment. ๐Ÿ™‚


I just pinned every single one! ๐Ÿ˜‚Thanks for this! You have the BEST taste!!


Happy to hear that, Michelle. ๐Ÿ™‚


I’m in love with that cool fringe lamp, thanks for the inspiration!

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