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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. 

Everyone Loves a Lamp

Using a combination of lamps to light a room without the use of ceiling lights is one solution. Using lamps gives you more control and allows you to adjust the amount of light in any given room. You can brighten up dingy corners using lamps or even create zones within an open plan living space – but which lamps are best for a particular purpose?

Table Lamps

Table lamps are very versatile and can be used for many different reasons. On a desk as a reading light for example or on top of a set of drawers in an alcove. The trick is to plan where you are going to place the table lamp ahead of buying it and to figure out why it is needed, then choose your new lamp accordingly.

Floor Lamps

Typically used in combination with other types of lamps and lighting, floor lamps come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Adjustable floor lamps, lamps with multiple shades, arc and tripod floor lamps are among the designs that you may want to consider. Placed in a corner or behind a piece of furniture, floor lamps are an effective way to help light your living space. 

Alternatives to Lamps

If you already have a number of lamps and are looking for something a little different, there are a number of options you can investigate – here we highlight just a few.

Wall Mounted Lights

Wall mounted light fittings are another great alternative to using ceiling lights. Choose between wall mounted lights that shine upwards or that provide down lighting depending on where they are to be fitted and whether they’ll be used for general light or maybe to highlight a feature in the room a plinth or sideboard for instance.

LED Strip Lights

In an office or a kitchen, LED strip lights can be used to great effect. Often strip lights are concealed beneath desks or kitchen wall cupboards to give ambient down lighting, however, with a little imagination there’s no limit to the ways in which they can be used.

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are fun and don’t have to be a permanent fixture. Simple to set up and easy to move, fairy lights are perfect for making a space look magical. Drape fairy lights over a fireplace or a piece of furniture to draw attention to it. Pin fairy lights to a wall or hang them from a ceiling, be creative to get maximum effect from your string of pretty lights.

Lighting a room without the use of ceiling lights is simple, there are plenty of options and so all you have to do is get your thinking cap on, wait for that light bulb moment and then with a flick of a switch transform your home.

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Set of 40 LED Fairy Lights

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