From maximising the space in a room to creating a relaxing ambience, choosing the right lighting style can be the ultimate interior trick up your sleeve. Whether you're about to move into your new home or just looking for a decor refresh, we've pulled together our top tips for styling your home with lamps and lighting.
This is the space in your home where guests will get their 'first look' impression so you'll want to opt for a statement piece - a pendant light or a chandelier are a perfect choice to give your hallway a wow-factor and keep the space light and airy. Your lighting should reflect the overall theme of the room, so if you're opting for a classically styled space then avoid more modern fittings like industrial lights.
Lighting is, of course, important for functionality but can also be used to create the impression of space - ceiling lights and floor lamps can be placed near or in view of mirrors in a living area in order to make the room look even bigger. If you're looking for something a little different, an assortment of different lamps can look just as stylish, from different shapes to an assortment of floor lamps - a way to create a lighting scheme that is shadow free.
Arc floor lamps are perfect for a modern interior, providing plenty of light and they would look great dipping down above a coffee table or at the side of a statement chair!
Spotlights are well-suited for the kitchen as you'll want the best visibility for cooking and hosting guests.
A unique light fitting above the dining table also gives the space some interesting contrast and highlights the table as the focus of your dining room. Having two types of lighting in the kitchen-diner area allows for the subtle change of ambience, with a simple adjustment of the lights.
This is, of course, a space for unwinding and relaxing, so soft yellow lighting would be an ideal choice as opposed to white hue lights which could be a little too hard for the bedroom.
If you have a bedside table at either side of your bed, keep the room balanced with elegant lamps on each side. Settle down with a good book for the evening and have no worries about getting out of bed to turn the lights off before you go to sleep!
In the bathroom, the option for both bight spotlights and softer hue lighting is ideal, to help wake you up during your morning shower or relax with an evening bath after a busy day. Mirror lights can also be a good way to achieve this and certainly can't forget your favourite candles for that relaxing soak. Battery powered candles also create ambient atmosphere too and no need to wonder where you left the matches!
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