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If you’re not planning a remodel anytime soon but want to update the look and feel consider changing your lighting fixtures. Lighting trends come and go but the nice thing about lighting is it is easy to change. And changing your lighting can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home.

Lighting can affect your design in several ways:

  • The color and shape of the light fixture
  • The color and opacity of the light shade
  • The brightness of the light (measured in lumens)
  • The color temperature of the bulbs (2700K, 3000K, 4000K or 5000K)

If you’re adding new light fixtures where none currently exist or want to add recessed lighting you will need to call an electrician to run a new circuit or connect to an existing circuit. But if you’re just replacing fixtures you could potentially do that yourself or even if you had an electrician do it for you the cost would be low.

The lighting trends in this article come from our lighting partners at Lightology,. Lightology is a Chicago based lighting company founded by Gregory Kay. They source lights from all over the world have some real cutting edge products. They price point is mid to high end.

Lighting Trends For 2021 and Beyond

We’re going to break down these lighting trends by style including mid century modern, modern farmhouse, glam, industrial and art deco.

1. Mid Century Modern

Mid century modern is a style that was born in the 1930’s thru the 1960’s and remains very popular today. Mid Century modern lighting has a contemporary and somewhat futuristic feel characterized by curves and orbs, polished brass, gold and retro colors.


2. Art Deco

Art Deco can be seen in many place in Florida, most predominantly in Miami. Art Deco lighting is is characterized by luxurious materials, bold geometry and linear details.

3. Modern Farmhouse

The farmhouse style is especially popular these days and is characterized by the use of rustic woods, flea market finds and weathered materials.

4. Glam

Glam lighting fixtures are opulent and lavish. They tend to be glittery and shiny too.

5. Industrial

Heavy metals, matte black and Edison bulbs are common in industrial lighting trends.

6. Memphis

The Memphis group was created by an Italian architect in 1980 and named for a Bob Dylan song. Memphis style lighting is exaggerated in scale, has cartoonish shapes and bold colors.


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