Bright ideas: How lighting can be the key to an impactful interior

Nothing sets the scene quite like some atmospheric lighting. It’s integral to a home’s aesthetic, taking a room from dull and dreary to lively and vibrant. Whether you’re looking for lighting to help you relax and unwind or feel uplifted and focused, it should always enhance the space and make it more inviting. If you want to make a stylish statement, focus the attention or create some ambience, it’s important to invest in lighting that fits in with the interior and makes you feel at home.

Lighting should never be an afterthought but central to setting the tone for a room. Dark glass and lamp shades make for a subdued feel, frosted glass lamps radiate a gentle ambience, whereas a simple exposed base allows you to get creative with filament bulbs. Little details like metallic accents in glamorous copper, high-shine silver and understated brushed brass add a feeling of warmth as well as a luxe look that exudes an eclectic, retro vibe. Don’t be left in the dark, let your room take centre stage as we put some of our new collections under the spotlight.

 

Left: Bronx Table Lamp & Floor Lamp

Middle: Holmes Desk Style Floor Lamp

Right: Basquiat Table Lamp & Floor Lamp

Cleverly positioning a floor lamp helps to define areas within a room, making it more multifunctional. They’re highly practical, incredibly versatile and a simple way to make a big statement. A tripod floor lamp is best for vivifying a dim corner especially as their rotational fittings allow you to direct light where it’s needed most. Bronx, our industrial floor lamp features an exposed bulb that delivers a bright beam whereas the Basquiat and Holmes lamp feature curved shades that diffuse gentle light for some sophisticated glamour.

 

Left: Titian Table Lamp

Middle: Francis Metal Cage Table Lamp

Right: Heidi Flecked Base Table Lamp

Table lamps are perfect for diffusing light or adding a refined touch especially when styled as a pair for some slick symmetry. The little brother to the floor lamp, if its areas of focus you’re trying to create, Hulanicki and Francis have directed spotlights ideal for illuminating a reading area. Alternatively Titian and Heidi both have intricate detailing and beautiful textures to their bases and are great for adding some back-light when watching the TV with family.

 

Left: Condolen Chrome Prism Drop Rectangular Chandelier

Middle: Hingston Chrome 6 Branch Shallow Chandelier (chromed crystals)

Right: Venus Nickel Rectangular Chandelier

The ultimate in glamour, chandeliers are big, bold and beautiful. Designed to evenly disperse light across a large area, their warm mellow glow is delicate yet their elaborate and meticulous design is impactful. If you prefer something classic, Hingston is a stunning chandelier with dark mirrored glass droplets whereas Venus and Condolen are perfect for a contemporary aesthetic as their sleek and glamorous cascade really steal the limelight.

 

Left: Provence French gold Metal Wire Pendant

Middle: Goya Gold Pendant

Right: Jenkins Black Metal and Glass Four Bulb Pendant

Pendant lights have surged in popularity particularly as an understated alternative to the extravagance of a chandelier light. We personally love the metallic gold leaf design and opulent allure of Goya, especially as it’s unique and eye-catching. If you favour a more industrial feel, the clear glass frame of Jenkins allows you to display stunning filament bulbs. Try hanging it low over a dining table for soft atmospheric light that’s not too harsh for a meal with friends and family.

 

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From industrial style floor lamps to geometric pendants, our stylised room settings allow you to see the beautiful designs and visualise how your home will look.

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