Wood, glass, bamboo, fabric — keep an eye out for these materials if you like designs referencing nature and love for the environment. This trend doesn’t just express itself in the materials used but in form as well. Chandeliers that look like tree branches, wall lights made of glass shaped like dew drops, and floor lamps decorated with leaves are only a few examples of earthy designs taking the spotlight in 2021.
Simple shapes and cleaner lines dominate modern interior design. Minimalism has gained massive popularity in the past few years, and recent interior design trends are reflecting this as well. Excessive, complex designs just don’t fit in a clean, orderly space, making them look dated and out of place. Basic colors — like white, black, and gray — are your best bets when trying out this trend. Pick lighting fixtures in honey, olive, and sand tones to complement the neutral colors, but don’t be afraid to use bright, accent shades, too.
While not exactly a new trend, Art Deco designs have officially made a comeback and they’re staying throughout 2021. Ceiling fixtures made of spherical glass, usually paired with regular round bulbs, have been a hit among homeowners in the past few years. These also match very well with the more minimalistic interior designs we’ve been seeing lately, so you can combine both styles if you’re into that.
If you want to add a touch of luxury in your home’s design without it looking too much, consider brass, soft gold, and other softer-colored metals for the accents on your lamps, faucets, and anywhere else you like. You can also have these colors interspersed with the usual colors of gold and silver to evoke a sense of warmth and comfort in a space. Look for fixtures that accentuate this, like gray or matte silver.
To add an eye-catching detail to your interior design, choose larger fixtures such as designer chandeliers and fixtures that look like classic lampshades, to name a few examples. Aside from the added “wow” factor, big fixtures with unique and ornate designs instantly call the attention of anyone entering the room. It’s best to place a larger fixture in a central area and balance it with smaller ones all over the room to create the intended effect.