Living room lighting
In a living room the lighting should only be noticed as part of the décor, not because it is overpowering.
Lighting the whole room is not essential, layers of light will make your guests feel relaxed so use a mix of table and floor lamps along with ceiling and wall lights to create the mood you desire.
Placing Floor lamps in the corner of a room will help to widen a small space.
Lighting can turn an ordinary space into an extraordinary space.
Statement lighting will always add a wow factor to any room, hung low over your dining table, or in a tall stairwell.
Lighting is one of, if not the most important, factors in an interior design scheme. Consider all the different levels of lighting in the room from the ceiling pendants, wall lights and table/floor lamps.
Open-plan lighting & continuity
When lighting an open plan room it’s best to let the lighting flow, continue through with similar or matching fittings, especially in a lounge-diner.
Consider complementing your fixed lighting with matching floor and table lamps to pull off your look.
Look at the size of your room(s) before choosing your light fitting(s). One of the biggest mistakes people make is not getting the size or quantity right.
Consider the positions of the fittings, the number of arms required and the brightness of the lamps (bulbs).
Many older houses had ceiling fittings positioned close to the windows does it need moving to a central point or do you need two lights instead of one for the size of the room.
Saving money and energy with LEDs
As you are probably aware, LEDs can save you a lot of money when compared to incandescent and halogen lighting.
Our design team have developed an easy to use, LED savings calculator to tell you exactly how much money you can save, give it a go at