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Topic Archives: Lighting By Room

Mar 15, 2017, 2:08 PM
Get to grips with Downlights using our new Understanding Downlights Infographic. Learn how to calculate the amount you'll need for your room size, the optimum spacing and how ceiling height plays a part.
Mar 14, 2017, 9:05 AM
Spotlights are a great way of lighting your home. They come in a wide variety of styles, so it will be easy for you to make the right design to utilise the spaces within your household. Remember to always consider the area you are illuminating, as some spotlight fixtures work better for certain functions than others.
Feb 3, 2017, 11:55 AM
An effective use of lighting utilizes each bulb to create different layers of light. An interior designer will make use of various tools to produce the overall aesthetic they’re aiming for, ensuring that the entire room is in harmony. Likewise, it’s important that the individual sources of light within a room complement each other.
Jan 18, 2017, 12:23 PM
Kitchens aren’t just for cooking, personally mine is the most sociable part of my home. From hosting dinner parties, to doing the cooking with the other half, our kitchen sees its fair share of action. Lighting really brings a space to life, and this blog aims to highlight the practical and creative ways of illuminating your kitchen.
Jan 16, 2017, 9:00 AM
We've laid out a few simple daily changes you can make, to leave all that winter negativity in 2016 where it belongs.
Dec 21, 2016, 9:11 AM
Once Santa’s hung up his hat for another year and the Christmas tree is starting to droop, taking down your Christmas decorations can leave the house feeling a little empty and in-need of some love. Decorating with white is the best breath of fresh air after all that tinsel and glitter. So, we've compiled some decorating ideas using minimal white to breathe new life into your home for the New Year.
Dec 14, 2016, 9:36 AM
To get us in the festive spirit, we’ve picked our favourite, most spectacular Christmas lights. So, get ready to be dazzled (or disgusted) and who knows, maybe you’ll be taken to transform a little corner of your home into a fabulous, magical grotto.
Nov 30, 2016, 9:58 AM
Whether you live in a small one-bed apartment or a three-storey detached house, when it comes to Christmas gatherings, there’s never enough space. The emergency chairs are out and there’s still someone sat half outside the living room. We’ve all been there so here’s some creative ways to make the most of your precious space.
Nov 15, 2016, 1:44 PM
Whether you’re grumbling about how early Christmas gets every year or practically had your santa hat on as soon as the last Bonfire Night firework went bang, Christmas is-a-coming! If you're not quite up for sorting that Christmas gift list yet, here's our Christmas gift guide with plenty of ideas to make your Christmas shopping a lot less stressful. From novelty gifts for the office 'secret santa' to useful gifts for dad, get your Christmas shopping done early to leave plenty of time for enjoying the mulled wine and mince pies!
Nov 2, 2016, 9:36 AM
It happens every year. The clocks go back and the 4 o’clock darkness feels shockingly early. It definitely takes us a while to get used to leaving work in the dark! Make sure the lighting in your home is cosy and inviting so you can make the most of the long winter nights indoors. Whether you're looking for kitchen lighting or bedroom lighting, our buying guide is full of cheap lighting ideas, whatever the occasion.