Here at Electric Concepts, we aim to provide our customers with top-to-bottom electrical solutions. We perform everything from installations to repairs–including lighting design.
Unlike other one-trick ponies, Electric Concepts can aid in curating your lighting concepts so you have access to a technician’s eye and, therefore, the full range of possibilities for lighting your home. With this in mind, we’d like to use this time to list some of 2021’s top trends in lighting design and talk about why it’s important to invest in lighting design, which can transform your home.
2021’s top trends in lighting design: what’s in right now?
At Electric Concepts, we’ve provided electrical solutions for countless residential and commercial spaces. But never have we seen such a need for our services as in 2020. And with so many of us still stuck at home here in 2021, there’s no better time to get started on a lighting design project for your home. Let’s take a look at 2021’s trends in lighting design and discuss what’s carrying over from last year and what’s new on the scene.
The industrial revolution
One of our favorite trends is a blast from the past–equal parts 2021 and 1821.
Industrial lighting design concepts are all the rage as we transition into the new year. This theme is exactly what it sounds like. Borrowing materials from old factories and warehouses, and the aesthetic from modern design, we find lighting fixtures made of iron, wood, and dark, rough steel in coordination with sleek modern furniture and amenities.
Industrial lighting offers your home a rustic feel fit for contemporary tastes. Utilitarian materials keep costs within budget while allowing you to scale up for more sumptuous metals and intricate fixtures. The lighting itself is dim and warm, perfect both for hosting guests for dinner parties and cozy nights by the fire. Combining the sleek style of the modern age with the utility of industrial lighting can produce a unique décor.
The last couple of years have seen a remarkable uptick in events held in converted industrial buildings. Industrial lighting is ion vogue for everything from weddings to bar mitzvahs.
Comfy and cozy
Now more than ever, we’re looking to turn our homes into a place where we can do everything. In many cases, that means carving a second office out of a guest bedroom, building a makeshift gym in the basement, or even making renovations and additions to your existing space.
More than anything, we’re trying to make ourselves comfortable. More often than not, that means installing more pieces around the house that fit the purpose and mood of their respective rooms and spaces. It also means lending greater aesthetic appeal to your lighting design, whether that be the fixtures themselves or the type of light they emit.
Big tech meets natural light
What seems like ages ago, we were amazed by clap-on, clap-off lights and dimmer switches when they came on the scene. Over time, these popular gadgets became more novelty than extraordinary. New concepts are coming to light (so to speak) regarding mood and control. Today, these developments are occurring on a level we could only dream about back in the day.
From tone to mood to hue, controlling your lighting is becoming more widespread by the day. People want access to the same lighting controls in their living room as on their phone’s photo editing features.
When we think of sustainability, we think of the everyday burst of fossil fuel emissions from cars, planes, and buses. We shouldn’t forget that the vast majority of energy sources require burning coal, which also creates these harmful emissions. Being that light requires energy, our basic lighting fixtures can also be a huge part of the problem.
Sustainable lighting trends such as LED lighting and energy acquired from wind and solar are taking over for good reason. Electric Concepts takes sustainability a step further by pairing it with natural lighting fixtures and materials.
Why invest in lighting design?
Why should we invest our time and resources in lighting–whether it be our homes, schools, or places of business? Because lighting pays dividends, both directly and indirectly. Sustainable light, for example, is a particularly good bet, whether for your home or office (or both), as the initial outlays are more than compensated for in the long run through cheaper energy costs. Additionally, we spend a huge chunk of our time working, so this investment makes the most sense for those on a budget.
Lighting also provides more than a vision for your life, but its tone, mood, and hue which can dictate so much about how we feel on a day-to-day basis.
Working with Electric Concepts allows you a firsthand glimpse into the vast array of possibilities when it comes to lighting design. From often overlooked niches such as outdoor lighting to advice about specific pieces and materials, Electric Concepts’ lighting designs will make every dollar worth your investment. Schedule an appointment with Electric Concepts today and get started on reshaping your lighting design today!
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With dozens of lighting design concepts and scores of variations coming into style right now, it can be tricky when trying to find the best fit for your home. At Electric Concepts, we want nothing more than to help you install the perfect lighting design. Give our master electricians a call today for consulting and installation services and light up your house for 2021!