From dynamic configurations and hand-blown glass pendants to vibrant lampshades, brass finishes and a nod to nostalgic and retro designs, these are the lighting trends that design experts and lighting designers say will be big in the coming year.
Lighting is an essential interior design tool – but especially in autumn and winter when the nights are longer and we spend more time indoors. However, the pandemic has made all of us more aware of how important it is for our homes to be beautiful – and so it's not just about how we light our homes, but what our lighting looks like.
1. ARTFUL CEILING LIGHTS
Artful ceiling lights and thoughtfully placed lamps can transform a room into a cozy sanctuary in which to hibernate through the winter. Ceiling lights create a focal point in a room with a statement ceiling light. Metallic details will reflect and bounce the light around a room to dazzling effect.
2. SCULPTURAL TABLE AND FLOOR LAMPS
Table lamps with sculptural shapes and bold designs turn your lamps into pieces of art, providing interest even when the lamp is turned off,' says Martin Waller. 'Use pairs of lamps to accentuate a beautiful sideboard or console table, or frame a larger piece of furniture such as a sofa or bed.
Floor lamps are dutiful and elegant and can be placed next to an armchair or sofa to create a comfortable reading spot. Or light up that dark, forgotten corner of your
hallway with a statement design to breathe new life into your home.
3. BOLD STATEMENT PIECES
Choose bold designs featuring sculptural shapes, interesting texture or colored glass to make as style statement, even when the light is switched off.
Putting an industrial style lamp or graphic mid-century form in a traditional stucco setting injected excitement, equally an Art Deco chandelier in a stark, modern plan.
4. COLOR AND PATTERN
Trends emerging now that will take 2021 by storm will encompass the eclecticism of this collection. Fun, playful and design-led shades and bases will be popping up in the world's most beautiful interiors. Especially now we're all spending much more time at home, people want to inject color and vitality into their spaces, while keeping classic silhouettes and timelessness in mind to ensure their purchases last a lifetime as their interiors change.
5. BOLD BRASS
Providing a modern take on metal, warmer tones of brushed and polished brass will start to come through more regularly. Elegant yet subtle, the high shine or matte finishes pair perfectly with natural materials including marble and wood for a refined feel, with man made materials, such as concrete for a more contemporary effect.
6. INCREASED INTEREST IN BEDROOM LIGHTING
With the trend for spaces to relax and unwind in becoming more prominent and important in interiors post-pandemic, ambience is key with lighting playing a crucial role in helping to set the mood and surrounding atmosphere.
To this end, lighting for bedrooms is taking a more important role, with eye-catching central pendants a focal point in themselves,
even unlit, and shapely bedside lamps creating the perfect, low-lit atmosphere.
7. HOME OFFICE – WITH PERSONALITY
With more of us than ever working from home, more thought is being given to how we light our home offices and work spaces – and one trend to emerge for lighting in 2021 is a new-found love of traditional workmanship and styles.
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