What can cut your energy bill by 80% or more?
LED light bulbs!
If your house’s lighting design isn’t already decked out with LED light bulbs, 2021 is the year to upgrade. On top of being energy efficient, LED bulbs also last 25 times longer than conventional light bulbs.
LEDs also come in a variety of light temperatures, such as cool or warm. You can change the way each room in your house feels, by strategically choosing light temperatures that match the mood you want.
What other lighting trends should you lookout for this year? Read on to find out!
Popular Kitchen Trends
Let’s start by looking at the most popular types of lights in 2021, for your kitchen area. A big lighting design change we’re seeing is the use of lights made from unusual materials. For instance, wood, polymers, acrylics, and ceramics, are all materials you can find in modern light fixtures.
Untreated wood is another popular material among light makers since it can help give your home a cozy feel. The original light fixtures are then used as a focal point for the kitchen area, that you can build the rest of your interior design off of.
Next, more people are starting to use lamps that have nontraditional shapes and colors. For instance, austere lamps traditionally came in black, or neutral colors. However, homeowners are starting to use colors such as gold or turquoise instead.
Another kitchen lighting trend is the use of cabinet lighting. Lighting up the top row of kitchen cabinets is a powerful way to change the dynamics of your kitchen. When done correctly, the discretely placed lights can make it look as if the cabinets are floating in the air.
Lastly, zoning is becoming increasingly popular. Zoning is the practice of splitting the kitchen up into distinct functional spaces. For instance, you could create a clear zone for the sink area, that’s separate from the kitchen island. Track lighting is one of the easiest ways to section off each kitchen space.
Living Room Favorites
Next, let’s look at the top lighting trends that are taking place in living rooms. Instead of just relying on one type of lighting, people are using a variety of lighting styles. For instance, natural, ambient, and task lights can now all be found in the living room area. Natural light refers to the light that enters your home from outside.
To enhance the natural light in your living room, consider decorating with reflective surfaces. Shiny photo frames, metallic paint, and mirrors will all help bounce the natural light around the room. Next, ambient lighting refers to the general lighting or the overall light in the room.
To increase the ambient lighting, without making things too bright, homeowners are turning to sconces. Sconces are light fixtures that sit on the wall, and they work best with a dimmer switch. As people spend more time at home, task lights are also becoming more popular.
Task lights can illuminate a space to help make a specific task like reading easier. However, instead of sticking with traditional table lamps, try using floor lamps, like the ones at Interior Deluxe. We suggest looking for an adjustable floor lamp so you can have light exactly where you need it.
Bedroom Light Trends
Instead of being in the living room, now it’s popular to put table lamps in your bedroom. However, before you pick a table lamp for your room, make sure you can easily turn it off and on from the bed.
Next, there’s also an increase in the use of recessed lighting. Recessed lighting is a great way to increase the ambient lighting, without making things too bright.
Instead, dimmer-controlled recessed lights can keep your room looking warm and inviting. Of course, if you want to switch things up, even more, you could always go for pendant lights in the bedroom. Typically pendant lights are seen in the kitchen, hanging over an island or dining room table. However, hanging pendant lights on the side of your bed will free up table space.
For the best results, you’ll want to pick an attractive pendant light, without becoming the center of attention. Instead, your bedroom should be the focal point of your room, and the pendant light should complement it.
Trends in Designer Light Fixtures
Lastly, let’s look at the different designer light fixtures that can help bring these lighting design ideas to life! Here are a few of our favorite trending fixtures:
- Modernistic chandelier
- Swingarm Floor Lamps
- Flushmount Ceiling Lights
- Murano glass ceiling light design
- Sculptural or geometric pendants
What comes to mind when you think of a chandelier? You probably imagine a large statement piece, that weighs heavy over the room. However, 2021 is ushering an entirely new world of chandeliers, in a wide variety of styles. An example of a new contemporary chandelier is the adjustable chandelier that’s hitting the market.
Made with a circular concertina grille, you can adjust the diameter of the chandelier, making it narrow, medium, or wide. Of course, if you prefer a more traditional style, that’s not out of date, you could always go with a crystal chandelier.
However, instead of sticking to only using clear Swarovski crystals, now there are chandeliers with red, green, red, and blue crystals as well! Adding color into your interior lighting design will help complete the color scheme you already have going.
Brighten up Your Lighting Design
As you can see, there are a ton of different lighting design ideas in 2021! Soon your whole home can have a new feel, as you light up each space. However, to avoid overwhelming yourself, or your budget, don’t try to change everything at once.
Instead, pick 1 room today that you can commit to updating the lighting for. Once you know what room you’ll start with, take a moment to envision how you’d like the space to look. Then, start shopping for lights online and make your vision come true. For more tips like these, read another article.