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Friday, 15 July 2016

3 creative ways to light up your home

There is one thing that frustrates us bloggers more than anything else and that is bad lighting. It is SO difficult trying to photograph a product (or human) when the lighting is bad and it's something that is always at the front of our minds. When you’re choosing lighting solutions for your home, you’ll want to make sure they’re practical and provide the right level of brightness for each room. However, there’s no need to compromise your sense of creativity when you’re selecting illuminations. With a few clever design tricks up your sleeve, you can transform every part of your property. To give you some inspiration, here are three showstopper solutions to consider.

1. Make a feature out of eye-catching chandeliers

Forget humdrum ceiling pendants and wall lights. If you want to make an interior design statement, why not opt for eye-catching chandeliers instead? These fittings may traditionally be associated with grandiose ballrooms and stately homes, but there are now a plethora of designs that are perfectly suited to modern homes. From classic crystal creations finished in gold to more unusual, contemporary designs featuring minimalistic spirals, there’s no shortage of options. You can get some great ideas by perusing design blogs and photo sharing websites, visiting specialist sites such as thelightingsuperstore.co.uk and taking trips to your local lighting showrooms. Whichever designs you go for, you can be sure they will make great centrepieces in your rooms.

3 creative ways to light up your home


2. Use floor to ceiling spots

Lots of people use spotlights in their ceilings and under their kitchen cabinets, but these illuminations are much more versatile than you may realise. It’s possible to incorporate these focused beams of light in a variety of ways from floor to ceiling around your home. A good place to start is your kitchen. By incorporating spots in the lower sections of your units close to the floor, you can create dramatic pools of light. This works especially well if you have a reflective flooring surface like polished tiles. Meanwhile, if you have a freestanding tub in your bathroom, you can purchase special spotlights that can be fitted into your flooring to uplight this impressive feature, helping to create a luxurious, spa-like environment.

3. Turn lighting effects into work of arts

Lights are sometimes used to draw attention to artwork, but why not turn this idea on its head and use lighting itself as a form of art? One great way to do this is to create recesses in your walls and fit spotlights in them. The illuminations will flood the gaps with brightness, making them stand out from the background. You could even opt to choose different coloured lights for added impact. This recessed effect is especially good at bringing added interest to otherwise dull hallways and landings.

3 creative ways to light up your home


Whichever lighting solutions you go for, the key is not to be afraid to experiment with completely new looks. By thinking outside the box, you can achieve stunning results.

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