Effective lighting can completely transform the ambience of a room and reinvent a space. Whether you live in a heritage warehouse conversion or a modern home, it’s important to consider the correct lighting to complement the decor and your lifestyle.
Here are our 4 bright but affordable ideas for lighting your home
1. Focus on the spaces and surfaces you’re lighting
This is particularly important in larger or open-plan spaces, which can feel cavernous and impersonal if badly lit. Draw attention to a favourite corner of a room, such as a comfortable armchair, or showcase a special picture or object with carefully considered lighting.
2. Inject variety
Vary the heights and locations of lamps and lights to add interest in a room. A floor lamp or uplighter positioned behind a piece of furniture will create a sense of drama, while a table lamp casts more intimate ambient light onto a console, desk or bedside cabinet.
3. Pay attention to size and scale
Whether your home boasts double height ceilings or more compact, cosy spaces, it’s important to match the size and scale of your lighting to each room. Small lamps will get swallowed up in a large open-plan loft, while large-scale lighting will engulf other spaces and dwarf the rest of your furniture.
4. Use lighting to complement your home’s unique features
If you live in a warehouse conversion or contemporary loft, consider industrial style lighting to complement the heritage features and original character of your home. Lights that have a refined industrial feel are easy to incorporate into this style of home.
Remember that lighting is also a way to demonstrate your distinctive style and personality
Whether your look is traditional or trendy, there are so many different lighting solutions to suit.