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2021 Lighting Trends

We just got back from the 2021 Dallas Market Center Lightovation show! We go every year to bring you the best and newest trends in lighting. It happens two times a year, once in January and once in June. This year, the January show was pushed back to March due to COVD-19 restrictions and concerns. 

To give you an overview of how the market works, it is basically a huge center with thousands of showrooms. There are showrooms for clothing, home decoration, lighting, and more! Of course, we focus on the lighting showrooms and as we walk through them, there are always trends that appear throughout.

Clear glass. The first thing we noticed in all of the new releases that at least one collection came with clear glass. In the past textured, seeded, and traditional marble glass were the go-to options. This year, we can expect to see a huge uptick in clear glass in not only indoor fixtures but outdoor fixtures as well.

Hudson Valley Catskill Lantern

Gold finish. While black finish on fixtures is definitely a popular trend, gold finish isn’t going anywhere. Some thought gold finish was on its way out but if this year’s lighting releases showed us anything it’s that gold/brass fixture finishes are still going strong. 

Alabaster. Alabaster can be a beautiful addition or feature on any light fixture. And in 2021 it’s the feature of many fixtures. Though most alabaster is faux to keep prices competitive, some people prefer real alabaster. Here are a couple of tips to know if alabaster is real or fake. If it’s cold to the touch, is at least ? inch thick, and has completely random veining, those are good signs it’s real.

Hudson Valley Barkley Sconces. Photo: @jamesmeyerphotography

Hinkley Echelon Pendant

Rattan. Rattan rattan everywhere. Like last year, natural materials have made their appearance and are here to stay. In 2020, it was a fairly newer trend and this year, rattan and natural texture fixtures were seen in almost every showroom.

Savoy House Bremen Rattan Pendant

Modern. Everything is trending toward modern styles. From interior design to high fashion modern is the name of the game. In lighting, this translates to clean/straight lines, single tone finishes, and geometric shapes. 

Generation Lighting Kelly Wearstler Nodes Chandelier

Do you plan on using any of these 2021 lighting trends in your home this year? Let us know in the comments! And don’t forget to tag us in all your lighting photos so we can see your projects.


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