With Autumn fast approaching and the evenings soon becoming darker it is time to start thinking of what type of lighting we should be having at home. The type of light fittings and lamps you choose can make or break the finish of your home.
Lighting by Room
The Hallway – The entrance to your front door gives visitors the first impression to the interiors of your home so getting the lighting right here is most important. If you have tall ceilings in your reception area we recommend having a chandelier or a pendant light that has a long drop. This will give your home an elegant effect. If your ceiling is not so tall we recommend going for a light fitting that fits flush to the ceiling, halogen lights. Going for low hanging fittings in a low ceiling room will only make the room seem smaller. If you have wide or open hallway consider going for wall lights to supplement your ceiling lights. It is also worth considering having a dimmer switch fitted to your hallway light so you can vary the lighting effect and change the ambience to your room.
The Dining Room – We recommend positioning your ceiling light over the centre of the dining table so that light can reflect from the glass and it also makes the table the focus of the room. It is worth considering hanging your light low here but do not make it so low you can’t see each other at the table. Depending on your room size we recommend being extravagant and flamboyant with your lighting going for a large pendant light or crystal chandelier to give the wow factor. If you have a sideboard or console table considering using a few table lamps on it creates small downwards pool of light to create a cosy atmosphere it is important that light from the table lamps does not reach the ceiling.
The Living Room – A room where a lot of time and different activities can be done.