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Farewell, Sputnik Chandeliers-These Are 2018's Hottest Lighting Trends


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A few years ago, we obsessed over sputnik chandeliers. Then, we were inspired by FrenchВ lighting designers, from Serge Mouille to Jean ProuvГ©. And let's not forget the brass globes that graced every interior in recent years. Lighting trends may come and go, but they always return-remember when EdisonВ bulbs and industrial lighting were in? These were also a hot commodity around the turn of the last century.

We like to think of lighting the same way we see handbags: We secretly all want the Mark Cross original, but sometimes, our wallet will only allow a Zara box bag while we save up for the real deal. But the splurge is always a sound investment that will keep its value for decades. So whether you're looking to splurge on high-end lighting or just want to update your home with a few budgetВ finds, we mapped out the hottest lightingВ trends for 2018. Trust us-you're about to see these everywhere.

White Domes

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Oluce Atollo Table Lamp $915Shop

From Vico Magistretti's AtolloВ lamp to Todd Bracher's Dome lamp, these white beauties are popping up on desk corners everywhere.

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CB2 Hanna White Table Lamp $179Shop

CB2 created its own version of the dome lamp at a price we simply cannot say no to.

Cylinder Pendants

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Allied Maker Well Pendant $1890Shop

Forget globes because 2018 is all about the cylinder pendant. Just look at collections by avant-garde studios like Allied Maker and Apparatus.

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CB2 Striae Ribbed Glass Pendant Light $129Shop

We're picturingВ a pair of these ribbed glass cylinder pendants flanking a bed in lieu of bedside table lamps.

Paper Lanters

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&Tradition Formakami Pendant $329Shop

From oversize Noguchi lanterns to these Formakami pendants, the paper lantern craze we lived through in the '90s is definitely back.

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IKEA Storuman Floor Lamp $20Shop

Possibly the most affordable trendy lighting you could buy, this IKEA floor lamp has us sold.

Alabaster Shades

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Allied Maker Ada Alabaster Sconce $1100Shop

Alabaster produces the most beautiful soft light, and designers and makers are catching on. We love this simple disc alabaster sconce by Allied Maker.

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CB2 Raw Edge Alabaster Wall Sconce $100Shop

CB2 released its own version of alabaster lighting with this raw-edge sconce we think would look fantastic in a bathroom.

Plaster Pendants

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Alexandre LogГ© Nuage Hanging Fixture $9500Shop

Giacometti-esqueВ white plaster lighting is in high demand these days, with designers from Alexandre LogГ© to Boheme Atelier. Expect to see much more of them soon.

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Feiss Annie Plaster White Chandelier $279Shop

Get the look without the price tag with this white plaster traditional chandelier.

Primitive Shapes

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Eric Roinestad HL08 PendantShop

One glance at collections from Eric Roinestad to Apparatus studio tells us that primitive shapes and textures are back in lighting design.

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CB2 Grid Black and White Polka Dot Table Lamp $119Shop

While much more subdued, this simple earthenware table lamp gives us similar primitive vibes.

Backlit Discs

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Dunn Equinox Sconce $890Shop

Backlit disc sconces provide a soft and beautiful light and lighting designers are loving it. We're seeing a ton of these around.

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Ali Express Creative Modern Lounge Circular Round Wall Lamp $39Shop

Though we're skeptical of the quality of this one, it's worth a try at only $39!

Next up: 6В Etsy stores to fuel your lighting obsession.