Choose low-level lighting with warm bulbs for relaxing, bright Ceiling lights for general tasks and directional lights for Close-up work
directional light and, as it comes in various styles, it’s a great choice for every home.
A kitchen should ideally have layers of light, starting with the ceiling lamp, downlighters or spotlights, followed by interior cabinet lights. Under-unit LED strip lights brighten the worktop and provide diffused light while being more cost effective and eco friendly. Don’t forget mood lighting, too.
On their own, wall lamps won’t provide adequate light, so combine them with ceiling lights or pendants. As most wall lights are hardwired, they’re best planned as part of a renovation project. However, lots of the newer ones lend themselves to a style where the visible wire is actually trendy and part of the design.
Pool of light
Dramatic pendants really come into their own in a dining room, ideally placed above a table. Shaded pendants will pool light directly below onto the table. As the ambience in a dining room is so important, it’s worth combining some kind of dimmer system to control the output.
These unusual pineapple-shape bedside lamps complement the retro scheme in this bedroom