Top 5 Trends in Lighting Design for 2021

Top 5 Trends in Lighting Design for 2021

The lighting design is a central aspect of your home. You can manipulate your home's atmosphere just by how you position the lighting and set ups to fix all kind of fixtures you use. Lighting design also changes from room to outdoor spaces.


What works for indoor areas will not necessarily work in the outdoor areas. The lighting has to reflect the functions and feel for each space. Technology and eco-friendly are the reasons for these changes. As manufacturers come up every single day with advanced fixtures and bulbs, homeowners incorporate them into their homes. Tastes and preferences also change with generations. For this reason nowadays we have vintage lighting, Art Deco, Mid-century Modern and so on. In 2021 will not be bringing any radical changes in lighting design. However there are several notable trends every homeowner should take note of.

#1 Soft Lights and New Popular Finishing

Elegant garland roses with soft lighting but yet eco-friendly

Lately, there has been a spike in the popularity of soft colors, Homeowners have fallen in love with colors such as simple soft white / grey colors with plants inside their indoor spaces. However due to the hard work of  maintaining plants, homeowners prefer to use artificial plants and flowers to decorate their living room. It borrows the soft matte finish, bringing out the warmth and mellowness environment. This also means that it can blend in with almost any kind of decor from modern urban farmhouse. 

How to use: Artificial plant lighting fixtures come in a variety of styles and designs. Use soft lighting to attract attention to specific corners or areas of your living room. A great idea is a soft gold twig light. 

#2 Retro and Industrial Styles in a More Refined Forms

Retro has always been about rustic finishes, neutral colors and an emphasis on black color meta. We are seeing retro making a comeback but in many different ways. In 2021, there is a term called "upgraded industrial" or just modern retro. As you can see many shops or even homeowners are using retro fixtures with finer details that look more like a form of art. 

How to use: Use modern retro lighting to create your own unique twist to an area. These kind of design are popular for places such as kitchen, dining room  working area or outdoor areas. You can even use this fixture to create a piece of art on the wall or the centerpiece of your home. it fits perfectly in any 21st century decoration!

#3 Go with LED / RGB Lighting

Illuminated overhead cabinets or RGB products using DIY LED / RGB Lights

Incandescent bulbs are very wasteful. Most of the power is wasted in the form of heat and you might need to change it very often. This is why there has been a huge change over to other more efficient and environmental friendly forms of lighting. In 2021, more and more homeowners are changing RGB or LED lightings, why? because it is money and power saving. These kind of lighting are far more efficient and long lasting than incandescent bulbs.

Another add up advantage of LED / RGB Lighting is that there are many different kind of variety of styles available. You can DIY and adjust multiple colors, brightness, shapes and so on. Great choice to DIY your home.

#4 Smart Technology 

Manage all your lighting system through a remote controlled functions.

It is non debatable that smart technology is entering into other areas of life, but why? did you know that it is now a top request for residential interior lighting? It allows you to control your home lighting in a new way. Even when you are not at home, you can just set up your interior lights with your phone. This system is easily installed and can connect to Alexa, Google assistant, or even Siri for voice activation. 

#5  Eco Mix Design

The Lighting fixtures are wrapped with Solar powered system design

Have you even thought of all your outdoor lightings are controlled by the nature of sunlight? It absorbs sunlight during daytime and turns on automatically during nighttime? Well in 2021 most of the countries are using these kind of deck, strings, pathway lights to decorate their outdoor area because it is money and energy saving, no wiring. Taking the gift of god from our nature sun and convert it into our daily lighting basis with unique design.

Go with your style

In conclusion, do not feel any pressure to choose any specific style. The best lighting design is one that you will love and which you will work best in your home, and also of course feeling comfortable and cozy when you are at home. Hope this blog could open up your mind and start your own design project!

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