New Ways Lighting Will Influence Design in 2021

While always functional, lighting has increasingly become a design element that adds elegant and extravagant style to every room. In many instances, lighting is becoming a starting point for design instead of an afterthought. Larger spaces can handle bold designs, while unconventional lighting works well in smaller spaces, especially if the other design elements are pared down.

In the last few years, dining room lighting trends have gone beyond simply hanging a chandelier to experimenting with groupings of pendant lighting or adding wall sconces to complement the design. In much the same way, kitchen lighting trends evolved to include artful pendant lighting, wall sconces, and in some cases, chandeliers. And this playfulness with design won’t be ending anytime soon.

Metallic Finishes for Subtle Elegance

Metallics bring subtle elegance that enhances the style of any room, whether modern or vintage. They pair well with natural materials such as wood and marble to create a warm, refined feel and work just as well with human-made materials for a contemporary vibe.

Decker 28 Inch Table Lamp by Robert Abbey

A modern take on metal, the Decker 28 Inch Table Lamp by Robert Abbey brings cool sophistication with its polished nickel base and white fabric shade. It enhances any room with the perfect mix of form and function.

Wall Sconces That Make a Statement

These days, versatile wall sconces are used in any space, from bathrooms to dining rooms to hallways and bedrooms. Bold designs with sculptural shapes and interesting textures make a style statement, even when the light is switched off. A wall sconce is a good way to throw surprise into a room’s design and merge traditional with modern.

Driftwood 49 Inch Wall Sconce by Regina Andrew

Stun your guests with a pair of Driftwood 49 Inch Wall Sconces by Regina Andrew in your bathroom or bedroom. The driftwood-inspired base features gorgeous gold leaf accented by the curved white linen shade, bringing together a touch of nature and a touch of glam that will undoubtedly make a statement in any space.

Architectural Floor Lamps

Bold, architectural floor lamps transform lighting into art, adding visual interest to spaces when placed between an armchair and sofa, and creating a comfortable and relaxing place to read.

Quincy 75 Inch Floor Lamp by Ralph Lauren

The architectural lines of the Ralph Lauren Quincy 75 Inch Floor Lamp by Ralph Lauren breathe new life into a living room or study. With its spare lines, it takes up less visual space while adding light exactly where it is needed.

Pendant Lighting Pairs with Wall Art

Lighting and wall art are increasingly paired together to create a unified whole, making rooms seem brighter and lighter. Sophisticated pendant lights bring this trend to a new level, and when hung in an entryway, they bring an unexpected playfulness to the design. A pendant light provides warmth to the entrance and makes guests instantly feel welcomed into the home.

Collier 18 Inch Large Pendant by Homeplace by Capital Lighting Fixture Company

The fresh, open silhouette of the Collier 18 Inch Large Pendant by Homeplace by Capital Lighting Fixture Company adds an element of architectural detailing to this entryway, complementing the wall art without upstaging it.

Modern Chandeliers with a Touch of Crystal

The living room is a place where family and friends gather, so why not light up the space with a gorgeous chandelier. Today’s unstuffy, modern chandeliers give the room a sense of presence that makes the moments spent in it a little more special.

Verdana 43 Inch 12 Light Chandelier by Schonbek

The Verdana 43 Inch 12 Light Chandelier by Schonbek is a great example of a chandelier that works well in the living room. It combines the classic chandelier silhouette in an heirloom bronze finish and just the right amount of delicate crystal-embellished chains. This simple yet elegant chandelier elevates the design of any room.

Visit Capitol Lighting to find more current light fixture trends for the coming year, or schedule a virtual consultation where you can ask as many questions as you like and find the best lighting for your home.


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