A modern living room with hanging industrial lighting

Living Room Trends 2021

2021 could be one of the most exciting years ever in interior design. After a tumultuous 2020, people are more conscious of their home spaces than ever before and ambitious to try something bold.

Our industrial lighting is versatile enough to suit multiple trends, making our shades a purchase that can last a lifetime. Here, we look at how our lights are already illuminating the path towards an exciting year for living room interiors!

Contrast Interiors

Contrasting colours took off last year, and 2021 is expected to see that trend continue.

Used correctly, this design can inject a huge dose of visual interest into a space, creating something both eye-catching and complementary.

Touches of Green

When it comes to choosing the correct colours for your contrast interior, you have many options. However, one that is hugely popular right now is green, notably darker shades. A lovely natural colour, when paired with other elements like metal or wood it adds a beautiful feeling of luxury and energy to a space.

Whether you choose to have a dark or light interior, our metallic lighting will provide the perfect contrast. The darker pewter shades stand out from lighter colours within a room, whereas bright brass and copper tones contrast against a darker background.

A green traditional living room

Sleek Edison Wall Light - Brass, £29, by Industville (Image Supplied by @off_the_wall_interiors)

Textures and Layers

If you feel like creating a cosier living room this year, you’re not alone! Textured interiors are expected to take off this year, giving us an excuse to cover our spaces in lovely materials.

Layering different materials across the room, whether it’s blankets on the sofa or a new statement rug, not only adds visual depth but also makes your space warmer and relaxing for you and your loved ones.


Textures and layers lend themselves to a more rustic interior design. However, if you’re more into smooth, luxurious lines, then velvet is a great choice.

Velvet is a truly versatile fabric, with numerous applications and styles available. Maybe you could introduce some crushed velvet pillows or eye-catching upholstered walls; there are few places that this fabric isn’t at home.

The smooth texture of velvet pairs beautifully with our industrial lighting. Pairing a deep velvet sofa with modern brass lights can create an excellent depth and contrast in a clean, modern space.

A living room with velvet sofa and hanging industrial lights

Sleek Large Edison Pendant - 1 Wire – Brass, £39, by Industville (Image supplied by @oakappledecor)

Glass Highlights

If you want to add a softer touch to your living room, then consider including glass features. Subtle glass highlights are excellent for helping light flow through a space, making your living room feel bigger and airier.

If you want something right on-trend, we have recently launched a range of modern tinted glass shades. Available in Amber or Smoke Grey and in a range of shapes, these modern features are the perfect highlight for an on-trend living space.

Tinted glass industrial lighting by Industville

Sleek Tinted Glass Schoolhouse Pendant - 10 Inch - Amber, £119, and Brooklyn Tinted Glass Schoolhouse Pendant - 10 Inch - Smoke Grey, £119, by Industville (Image supplied by @andyhaslamphoto)


With more time spent at home for many of us, it should come as no surprise that people are looking to be more experimental and adventurous with their interiors. After many years of clean, simple colours, patterned wallpapers are making a comeback in 2021!

Patterns don’t have to make your room look like a kid’s bedroom, though. There are so many luxurious patterns, from biophilic designs to giant artscapes, allowing you to create a statement contrast in your living room.

A rustic living room with patterned cushions and metal lighting

Brooklyn Glass Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @larkspurinteriors)

Maximalist Interiors

Maximalism delivers big style and lush colours in any room. This unique trend turns its back on minimalism by encouraging the accumulation of ‘stuff’, but there are still rules.

Employing this design means decorating our homes with things we love and shouldn’t be done randomly.

Achieving maximalism should be done with quality in mind, finding things that are well made and built to last. Give your old holiday mementoes or classic artworks pride of place in a bold living room design.

A maximalist living room interior with hanging industrial lights

The Globe Collection Pendant - Brass - 5 Wire, £349, by Industville (Image supplied by @monkeyandpickle_interiordesign)

Bring the Outdoors In

Creating more natural spaces has been a popular trend for a while. However, the events of 2020 have seen it take on even more importance for all of us. Bringing outdoor elements into your space can create a whole new feel for your lived-in interior.

What ‘outdoors’ means to you will impact how this style works in your living room. If you love being in the wild, lush greens and natural woods that take inspiration from hiking trails can create a cosy escape.

If you miss your favourite holiday destination, you can incorporate sunny yellows and luxurious furnishings from far-flung places to create that sense of wanderlust.

A green living room with plants and metal lighting

Brooklyn Cone Wall Light - 7 Inch - Brass, £79 by Industville (Image Supplied by @Archer.t.j)


If you have not yet seen this trend, perhaps you have missed the perfect style for your home. The woodlands design is all about creating an interior inspired by forests and wooded areas, incorporating tranquillity and warmth into the design.

Woodlands trends have been popular for a while, but they’ve got a new lease of life from the rise of cottagecore. With a younger audience, this style has a much brighter, more dreamy feel in most homes in 2021.

With this style encompassing natural components, you’ll also receive the benefits of being in contact with raw materials along with a feeling of being outdoors. This warming theme is something that will always be welcome when coming home.

A traditional living room interior with wood burner and industrial lighting

Brooklyn Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch - Copper, £89, by Industville (Image supplied by @siobhanhaylesinteriors)

Luxury Rustic

Although the rustic style may not be for everyone, it’s got a much wider reach this year thanks to the rise of luxury rustic. This trend uses traditional elements in a bright, modern design, supported by luxury textures like velvet.

Combining traditional elements in a modern interior, supported by elegant industrial lighting, is a great way of adding a twist to cottage-style designs.

A modern living room with luxury features

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 17 Inch - Pewter, £114, Brooklyn Step Pendant - 16 Inch - Pewter, £104, Brooklyn Glass Cone Pendant - 7 Inch, £69, Sleek Edison Wall Light - Copper, £29 and Orlando Cylinder Wall Light - 3 Inch - Pewter, £49, by Industville (Image supplied by The Hideaway @the_hideaway_ni)

Darker Monochromes

Monochromes are set to be a big hit in 2021, as people look to add depth and warmth to their living rooms. However, we’re particularly excited to see the rise of darker interiors, such as New Nordic.

As we begin to see Scandinavian styles evolve and develop, New Nordic is a trend paving the way in this style. Traditionally defined by minimalist colours and neutral hues, New Nordic introduces a somewhat bolder palette, creating warming spaces.

Brighter colours such as orange and pink can be seen with this trend, along with complementing shades such as blues and greens. Combining these colours with an already Scandi home can transform your space, breathing fresh life into your interior for 2021.

Complementing this minimalist design, our cage fittings offer a minimal feel while illuminating your interior. From balloon to cylinder-shaped, our range of fixtures is handcrafted and will help create the ultimate New Nordic retreat.

A monochrome black and white living room interior

Orlando Wire Cage Pendant - 4 Inch – Pewter, £49, by Industville (Image supplied by @The_brewhouse_home)

If you’re still unsure which style to bring in for this year, why not browse through our Instagram and Pinterest? These are updated daily with beautiful interiors, showcasing our lights inside our customers’ homes!

Request our free catalogue, filled with ideas to inspire you to think a little outside the box.

Not sure which finish would be best for your home? Pick up one of our sample rings to compare and contrast our brass, copper, pewter and leather styles within your interior.

Header image credit: Leon Bell