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How to Decorate Your Student House on a Budget

 

22 Oct 2019

Student finances can be really tight, but there’s also plenty to spend that money on. Technology, such as laptops and phones, books, big nights out, festivals and of course making sure you have the coolest uni house on the block. Here are some tips and ideas for how to decorate your student home on a budget.

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By Louise Whittland

Do LED Bulbs Save Money?

 

21 Oct 2019

It makes sense that in these eco-conscious times, we all do whatever we can to save energy and money, to live cleaner and greener lives. And it doesn’t take a bright spark to realise that this means taking stock of the way we manage our homes and that includes thinking about the type of lightbulbs we use. But which type of lightbulb performs the best when it comes to value? We ask, do LED bulbs save you money?  

 

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By Stewart and Louise

Low Energy Lights Explained

 

17 Oct 2019

We’ve come a long way from relying on candles, oil or paraffin lamps to light our spaces. Over the last 100 years, technology has made it cleaner, safer and cheaper than ever before to light our homes. Low energy ceiling lights, for example, can help you shave up to 90% off your electricity bill. So, if you’re interested in value and saving money, read on.

 

 

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By Louise

How to Choose Table Lamps

 

10 Oct 2019

Decorating your home means making some pretty important decisions. And whilst the theme, colour scheme and style are the first things to consider, a little further down the line it’s the lighting that can make one of the most dramatic improvements to the look and feel of the place. You'll likely want to use a combination of ceiling lights and lamps – so, it’s with this in mind that we offer some top tips on how to choose table lamps.    

 

 

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By Louise

7 Cheap Ways to Light up your Student Home

 

02 Oct 2019

Independent living is one of the most exciting prospects for any student who is moving away from home. It’s time to write your own rules and that includes deciding how to furnish and decorate your digs. Here we offer 7 cheap ways to light and brighten up your student home.

 

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By Louise

How to Clean Ceiling Fans

 

01 Oct 2019

Many ceiling lights now come with a ceiling fan attached, in the summer they’re a godsend, cooling the room and in winter reversible fans will also help you keep the room warm. Keeping the fan clean from dust however, can be tricky and it is with this in mind that we share our tips on how best to clean ceiling fans. 

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By Louise

How to Light a Room Without Ceiling Lights

 

29 Sep 2019

Ceiling lights certainly have their place, but when you’re looking for a little more atmosphere, romantic ambiance or you just want to relax, then turning to other options is the way to go. This post explores how to light a room without the use of ceiling lights.

 

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By Louise

What are IP44 bathroom lights?

 

27 Sep 2019

You’d be surprised how many visitors to our online lighting store ask, ‘what does IP44 rating mean in lighting?’ That’s just one of a multitude of questions. So, we’ve written this blog post to help you understand and find what you’re looking for.

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By Stewart

Winter Is Coming...! Value Lights' Ten Things That Will Happen This Winter

 

17 Sep 2019

While another 'Beast From The East' is not guaranteed to bring lots of snow this winter, and let's face it we never get enough of it in the UK, some things are guaranteed to happen this winter. Perhaps you'll need a new light fitting? 

Here's our Value Lights breakdown of what's going to happen... probably.

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By Stewart

How to safely clean your light fittings

 

14 Aug 2019

It makes sense now we’ve said it but how many people clean their light fittings and bulbs? Cleaning your light fittings regularly not only keeps them looking good but letting dust and dirt build up on your lightbulbs can waste energy and significantly reduce the light output.

It goes without saying but, make sure you’ve switch off or unplugged any light fittings and allowed them to cool down before going crazy with the duster. Also, always avoid using harsh, abrasive chemicals on light fittings as they can damage the finish.

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By Jasmin

How to roll a Rolla Shade

 

23 May 2019

Rolla shades a genius little invention we’ve designed to accompany our beautiful table and floor lamps. They’re easy to assemble and the minimal packaging means they’re good for the environment too. Our Rolla shades come in every size and many colours and they’re the perfect staple piece for a ceiling pendant too. Follow the simple how-to steps below and you’ll be rolling in no time…

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By Jasmin

Colour with Confidence 2019

 

04 Dec 2019

With the arrival of Spring we’re feeling energised and eager to bring this sense of optimism into our homes. And what better way than with a splash of colour.  

Whilst we are hearing of Dulux's Spiced Honey colour everywhere at the moment, deciding to take the plunge and bring some spring colour into the home can be a bit daunting so we’re taking a look at how the experts tackle colour with confidence. Heard of the 60:30:10 rule? Read on to find out more. 

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By Louise

Worktops Beneath the Spotlight: 3 Shining Style Ideas

 

05 Mar 2019

Arguably the busiest room in your home, your kitchen is where breakfast conversation is created and dinner time mess is made. So, when it comes to creating a kitchen interior designed to highlight all the best bits of your vibrant, communal room, picking a kitchen worktop guaranteed to shine under your lights after years of food prep will make all the difference to your home’s aesthetic.

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By Jasmin

Under the Spotlight: 4 Kitchen Decor Ideas to Help Your Room Sparkle in 2019

 

01 Sep 2019

Ah, the New Year. As the calendar turns to January 1st, resolution-makers across the globe wake in a blurry haze to the bleak realisation that their New Year diet and fitness routine begins today. They contemplate a morning run until around midday, at which point they give up on the whole thing entirely and decide that 2020 is going to be their year instead. 

So, this year, instead of setting unrealistic goals, why not make your kitchen interior your focus in 2019 and resolve to create a loveable, functional space that’ll inspire you every day? Today, we’ll show you four kitchen decor ideas to help your kitchen positively sparkle in 2019 and beyond.

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By Jasmin

Bringing in blush pink - how to incorporate blush pink into your home

 

01 Mar 2019

Blush pink is everywhere at the moment. From chunky knit blankets to accent chairs now is as good a time as any to bring in some blush pink bits but it can be hard thing to do when you’ve already decided on your colour scheme and don’t want to completely redecorate your living room. So we’ve compiled a list of the best ways to incorporate this millennial colour into your home based on some of the most popular interior styles.

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By Jasmin

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