Elaborate sculptural pieces send light dancing off the walls while bare bulbs organised meticulously against the wall create a beautiful backdrop. Lighting is both functional and aesthetical, having an impact on both the space and sense of place presented by the room in which the lighting has been installed. Over the years, lighting has seen a tremendous amount of innovation and its evolution continues to shake the interior world as new solutions are brought to the spotlight.
With the home playing such an important role in our lives, now more than ever as we have grown accustomed to more frequent time spent at home during the national lockdowns. Whether you are sprucing up your place or considering some aesthetic lighting options to deliver a wow-factor in your living room, brighten up your home with these top 2021 lighting design trends!
Craft Lighting Design Focal Points
People typically think of lighting for its functional properties, however, we have already mentioned that modern lighting solutions can be aesthetically pleasing. Whatsmore, lighting solutions can be so meticulous and breathtaking that they are starting to form a focal point of design in interior enthusiasts’ spaces. In order to create a stunning show-stopping lighting solution for your home, you need to ensure that your chosen fixture mirrors the aesthetic you have already created in your room. This will create design consistency that is paramount to a successful lighting integration.
Next, you will need to pick a piece that stands out from the rest such as an elaborate standout chandelier. This will both elevate the space and draw a guests attention through its visual appeal and ability to cast enchanting patterns against your ceiling. This brings us to the final part to create successful design focal points with lighting, its shadows. Consider how your lighting fixture bounces its shadows around the room and whether or not the subsequent ambience adds or detracts from the room’s overall mood and feel. For example, warm light and long shadows create a more romantic atmosphere. Adjust your focal point lighting to match the event or vibe of the room it is installed in.
Choose Bold Statement Lights
Similar to the point above, bold statement lighting solutions can create stunning drama in a space. As opposed to being a design focal point, however, these bold statements can be used in conjunction with other pieces of art and sculpture in your room to elevate the atmosphere and provide an eye-grabbing aesthetic. Bold statement lights such as hanging petals or water lilies are flawless lighting solutions that bring about a sense of story to one’s room. This storytelling is critical to good design so ensure that you choose bold statement lights matching the feel of your room.
Bold statement lights are not limited to ceiling displays. Clusters of bulbs can be artistically placed against a wall to create a powerful impact alongside one another or standing lights may provide jaw-dropping visual appeal through fascinating stands and shades. Whatsmore, light shades are seeing more interesting trends in the interior design world and we will take a look at them below.
Add a Splash of Colour and Pattern
Colour and pattern are important parts of successful design and current trends showcase that the use of colour and pattern in lighting plays a pivotal role in creating a signature aesthetic in one’s home. Lighting, after all, is an accessory that accents what already exists in a space so incorporating colour and pattern into your lighting solutions can create a flow in one’s room beyond the cushions of throws on one’s couch. Eclecticism is the main driver behind the use of colour and pattern in lighting, making this top tip ideal for any individual or home with a desire to introduce pattern clash and whimsical colour pallets.
Colour can extend beyond flashy patterns and material also plays a role in bringing colour into one’s home. For example, bold brass is becoming a fashionable aesthetic that can be found on many types of lighting fixtures from standing to wall-mounted. Consider how you can create a stylish colour palette through the use of metallic materials such as brass, bronze, or aluminium.
These are but a few top trends sweeping the lighting solution world in 2021 and you can create a stellar aesthetic through the use of lighting as a design focal point, bold statement lights, and splashes of colour and pattern.