Lighting is an essential but often overlooked part of any interior design project and one that can be tricky to get right. Not only does lighting need to look the part, but it also has to help create a space where you want to spend your time. And, since the Covid pandemic started, our homes have been forced to adapt like never before. Home becomes a workspace and place of relaxation all rolled into one. In this blog, we’ll look at the contemporary lighting trends that will help bring joy to your lives by elevating your home’s interior.
Chandeliers for living rooms.
Ever walked into a stately home or listed building and been in awe of the high-ceilings and crystal chandeliers? Us too. And, while most of us can only dream of calling such a fabulous space home, you can still create a fantastic interior and make a statement with your lighting choices. One way to do this is to mix things up. Instead of having a chandelier in your dining room or open plan kitchen diner, why not put a chandelier in your living room. Not only will this add interest to your living room, but it will also help tie your interior design scheme together when combined with softer lighting options such as simple, low floor lamps.
Pendants for your dining kitchen
While recessed ceiling spotlights provide a very practical way to light a space, they aren’t the most flattering or the prettiest of lighting choices. The secret to create a stunning space is to choose lighting options that help you create different zones within your kitchen diner. Pendant lighting allows you to create a much warmer, softer, diffused light which is perfect for a family seating area, above a dining table or kitchen island or breakfast bar.
Multidrop pendants such as the Etheletta 3 in a line are the perfect choice and will help create a soft and warm environment that is perfect for entertaining friends and family. For something a little bit more colourful why not take a look at the Ethel Lampshade which is available in a fantastic array of recycled bright colours.
Wall lamps in the bathroom
Another room that is often dominated by the harsh white light of recessed spotlights, the bathroom could and should be one of the most tranquil rooms in your home. Wall lamps such as the Bell Wall Lamp will help bring a touch of calm to your bathroom and create an altogether more relaxing and peaceful space. Leave the main lights off and banish the hum of the extractor fan while you soak in the tub bathed in colourful light from your wall lamps. If diffuse light is more the thing for your bathroom then Etheletta wall lamp or ceiling lamps with a dimmer will bring a solid and calm glow to the bathroom or shower room.
Outdoor floor lamps for the patio
When we think of outdoor lighting the first thought that often comes to mind is security lighting, uplighters, and other functional lighting. But have you ever thought of having an outdoor lamp that can also serve as seat or table? The stylish Outdoor Cube Stool Table is the perfect way to light up exterior spaces such as a roof terrace, balcony, patio or decking area to create a stunning focal point that you will naturally gravitate towards.
Long drop lighting for the stairs
Your stairwell is often one of the most underutilised spaces in the home with very little thought put into how it connects with the rest of your home. One way to tie this space in with the rest of your home is with the use of a long drop pendant which will help create an extra sense of space for an entrance and lead your eyes upwards to the double height space.