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When it comes to decorating a home, it’s not uncommon for people to neglect lighting design and focus on other interior features. But even the smallest details in light can enhance a room’s atmosphere and help bring comfort to your space. Whether you’re renovating a home, or designing the interior of a new-build, lighting must be considered from the word go.

Several aspects should be considered with lighting design to ensure the project is long-lived upon completion, and the latest industry trends play a huge part in this - you don’t want to find yourself replacing out-of-style fixtures 6 months down the line, do you?

So, to help guide you towards a stylish and long-lasting lighting scheme, we’ve put together a list of the biggest lighting design trends for 2021.

1. Sustainable lighting

Sustainable, eco-friendly, green, however you decide to refer to this, putting the environment and the health of our plant first is a trend that will be relevant for many years to come. Not only should you consider the use of energy-efficient bulbs, but choosing fixtures made from natural materials like wood, bamboo, or imitation paper is a great idea for those passionate about the environment.

This trend can be expressed not only in the form of natural materials, but in the design of the fixtures too. Lamp designs consisting of leave patterns are popular, as well as large wood textured chandeliers and more.

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2. Minimalism and simplicity of shapes

Rational use of space with minimalist design is both practical and easy-on-the-eye. This trend not only removes unnecessary details in your lighting scheme, but can be achieved on a budget without harming the overall look.

Using basic shades like black, white, and grey, in combination with simple shapes, a minimalist design can be achieved for that ultra-modern finish. You could even bring this trend in with the previous by choosing fixtures in colours that will create contrast with natural materials.

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3. Brass finish

Extremely popular in all aspects of interior design, brass is found in vases, kitchen appliances, dressing tables, and of course, lighting fixtures. Brass is a great way to finish your home or establishment with a touch of luxury and relevance.

As a more interesting alternative to the usual gold or silver, brass also adds a spot of comfort and warmth to your space, while complimenting an Empire or Scandinavian style greatly.

If you’re looking for on-trend brass lighting fixtures, contact our experts at Hampshire Light today, we have the industry knowledge and contacts needed to source the perfect fixture for your requirements.

Brass lighting

4. Artistic chandeliers

Want to add an eye-catching detail to the interior design of your space? Chandeliers are perfect for doing just that. Depending on the size and style of your space, a chandelier can be as extravagant or as discreet as you’d like.

Often, chandeliers are used above dining room tables, kitchen islands, and other central areas to create that ‘wow’ factor, instantly drawing attention from a person entering the room.

Curious to see how a chandelier could transform the look of your space? Get in touch with Hampshire Light today for your complimentary design consultation.


5. Intelligent lighting controls

It’s no surprise that as the years go on, better and more advanced technology emerges into the world of lighting design. With the use of intelligent lighting controls, homeowners and business owners have the power to control how their space looks, feels and functions.

Lighting control products from companies such as Lutron can be integrated with layers of light, and other smart home technologies to create your desired scenes. Take Lutron Homeworks for example, this can be installed to give you the ability to control your lights, blinds and speakers from the power of your voice, smart phone and wall-mounted keypads.

With the convenience that lighting controls have to offer, it’s a trend here to stay. We predict it’ll only become more and more popular.

For more information around lighting controls, take a look at our complete guide to lighting control systems. From here, you’ll find examples, costs and a range of benefits you could take advantage of.

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Achieve your visions with lighting design

Interested to see how the above trends could enhance your space? Get in touch with our experts today. With over 20 years’ experience in the lighting industry, we have the expertise and knowledge needed to help you achieve a cost-effective and timely lighting solution.


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