Essential Guide to Lightning

Lightning can define the mood and focus of a room, creating atmosphere and adding depth. The lighting arrangements can set the tone of a room and of your entire home. It should be considered how the lighting will be used, for what purpose, and how you want it to make you feel when enter a room. Lighting is threefold- task orientation, comfort, and security, therefore when planning for lighting in your home, first think about the activities taking place in that space and the look and style you want to achieve.

Chandeliers

Some chandeliers costs a jaw-dropping L10,000 +, but the same effect can be created by more budget-friendly high-street options. Chandeliers – and pendant lights – are ideally placed above dining tables, leading the eye to what’s happening on the table while also creating atmosphere.

Tealights and candles

Make use of drawn-in winter nights by scattering your home with glowing tealight holders, lanterns, hurricane lamps and candlesticks. Group together pieces in a similar palette for maximum impact – metallics work well at Christmas (especially mercury glass holders) while brights provide an injection of modern glamour.

Spotlight

No longer exclusive to movie sets and theatres, spotlights are experiencing a bit of a moment. The Original BTC metal “Stirrup” light makes a feature of a simple table and home accesories and, when paired with an exposed brick wall, creates a chic New York loft vibe. To ensure maximum impact keep other lights in the room discreet – think LED ceiling lights and basic candles.

String lights

fairy lights are perfect for adding another layer to your lightning scheme at any time of the year – and are ideally draped above architectural features, such as fireplaces and much-loved pieces of furniture. Romantic flower versions look good in bedrooms while, for living spaces, opt for something more contemporary.

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