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Lighting Inspiration For All Of Your Home

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Stuck for inspiration for lighting? No fear, we’ve got top tips from interior designers James and Saskia from Howark Design about smooth lighting, and we’ve put together a moodboard for the entire home drawing inspiration from the best homeware and lighting brands. From statement ceiling lights and elegant lanterns, to cool lamps and bare bulbs, we’ve got you covered.

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Interiors Inspiration: Ideas For Lighting

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Soho Lighting interiors inspiration

Glasshouse pendant in solid brass with opaline or milk glass, soholighting.com

 

Naomi Astley Clarke

Sloane Square Pied-A-Terre, Naomi Astley Clarke, Photographer Paul Massey, naomiastleyclarke.com

VSP Interiors lighting

VSP Interiors, vspinteriors.com

CTO Avalon lighting inspiration

CTO Lighting Avalon large chandelier, ctolighting.co.uk

Sims Hilditch lighting inspiration

Oversized brass lantern by Jamb commissioned by Sims Hilditch for an English Country Estate project, photographed by Simon Brown, simshilditch.com, jamb.co.uk

Cave Interiors

Cave Interiors, caveinteriors.com

Twinkly dots

Twinkly Dots miniature LED string lights, twinkly.com

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler’s Aspen credenza, Amorphic kidney ottoman in shearling, uk.jonathanadler.com

Octagon developments

Octagon Developments, octagon.co.uk

Top Tips For Lighting From Interior Designers

James and Saskia from Howark Design suggest…

Less is More

‘If you are installing down lights try and be sparing and selective in the use of these. While it might seem like a great idea to have as many as possible a ceiling full of downlights creates an overwhelming and very flat lighting scheme. Far better to have few well positioned spots for example above sinks and work kitchen preparation areas where they are needed. We would also suggest having fittings with a deep bevel so the actual lamp is hidden so reduce glare and create a softer light.’

Don’t Be Blue

‘One of the quickest way you can improve any lighting is to change any cool white or blue tone light bulbs for warm white. It’s amazing what a difference this can make and even the most beautiful interior will be left feeling cold and washed out with a cool white bulb. Go for Kelvin 2700 for warm white to create a cosy and inviting look.’

Layer and Layer Again

‘A room with layered lighting will work well for many different uses throughout the day and evening. Good task lighting in the ceiling and reading lamps and table lamps for cosy corner and evening entertaining can be combined to change the mood as needed. Having different sources of light means you can control the mood as you need.’

Make It A Feature

‘A beautiful feature lamp or pendant can really bring a dramatic and beautiful focal point to a room. This can be particularly helpful if the room doesn’t have an obvious focal feature like a fireplace. An antique or vintage  pendant can really set the tone for a room.’

Get the Height Right

‘An easy way to add character to a space is to have lighting set at different heights. If you’ve got a feature pendant over a dining table, set it a little lower, no one is standing underneath it so you don’t need to worry about head height so much, and bringing the light closer to the table will add intimacy to the space.  Wall lights draw your eye down, and set at eye level can add interest to otherwise bare walls.’

howark-design.co.uk

Featured image: soholighting.com