With the clocks going back this weekend and the long, dark winter evenings approaching, there’s no better way to combat them than with beautiful lighting.
How you choose to illuminate your space will have a huge impact on both the look and feel of your room; done well it’ll bring any space to life, adding warmth, character and a relaxing ambiance.
With this in mind we’ve rounded up some of our top tips to help you achieve the perfect cosy look!
Overhead lighting works particularly well in spaces such as the kitchen, where you’ll need good illumination to cook and socialise. The pendant light is an interior design staple that guarantees to introduce both style and an ambient aura to any kitchen space.
Designs such as our Tone Pendant Light will not only wonderfully illuminate surfaces but it also scores highly in the style stakes. Whether utilised as a singular ceiling feature or grouped together, consider hanging pendant lighting over a kitchen island or breakfast bar.
When it comes to dining rooms, the balance of lighting is key; you’ll need the lights dimmed enough to create an atmosphere but not too dark that guests find it difficult to see their food. An overhead light such as a chandelier or dramatic pendant like our Eos Easy Fit Shade will make a fabulous addition. A few table lamps will also work nicely, but be sure to consider their placement to ensure that their glow does not interrupt your room’s overall mood.
Lamps are incredibly versatile and with a huge choice of shades and bases available they’re great for lighting up a living room, be it a large or small space. Choose a table lamp design that injects a decorative touch such as our Malmo Table Lamp that will add visual interest and provide subtle illumination.
Floor lamps will also serve a good purpose in a sociable area like the living room. Whether positioned next to a sofa or to brighten up a dark, uninspired corner, many styles combine function with a strong design aesthetic. They can also be moved around with ease, so you can adjust your lighting depending on the look and feel you want to create. Be careful not to over-light a space, as you may compromise on its cosiness.
The key to bedroom lighting is to introduce a variety of different options. While low-level lighting is the perfect way to prepare your body for sleep, you may want something a little brighter while you get ready. A combination of wall or ceiling lights and a bedside lamp will help you to find a balance that’s right for you. For lampshades, silk fabrics are perfect for adding a luxurious touch to bedrooms whilst fully blown glass and sculpted metal base designs create a decorative statement.
For similar see our Hinton Table Lamp