Lighting Makeovers for a Fresh Start in the New Year
As we step into a new year, many of us are eager to make positive changes in our lives and surroundings. One often overlooked yet incredibly impactful way to transform your space is through lighting makeovers. Lighting not only affects the visual appeal of a room but also plays a crucial role in setting the mood and enhancing functionality.
Our lighting expert, Judy Davison, explores some creative and practical lighting ideas to give your home a vibrant new look for the upcoming year.
Evaluate Your Current Lighting
Before diving into a lighting makeover, take a moment to assess your current lighting setup. Identify areas that may be too dim or overly bright and consider the purpose of each space. Whether it's the cosy ambiance of your living room or the focused brightness of your workspace, understanding your lighting needs is the first step towards a successful makeover.
One of the most effective approaches to lighting is incorporating layers. Instead of relying solely on a single light source, consider a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting. This creates depth and dimension, making your space more visually appealing.
For instance, mix overhead pendant lights like the Laura Ashley Rufus Grande Pendant in Antique Brass with strategically placed floor or table lamps to achieve a balanced and inviting atmosphere. We stock a huge range of floor or table lamps from leading brands including dar lighting, David Hunt and Laura Ashley to name but a few. We particularly like this Coco Floor Lamp in Antique Gold with Shade from där lighting (the perfect complement to the Laura Ashley Grande Pendant mentioned above).
Embrace LED Technology
As we step into the new year, embrace energy-efficient and versatile LED lighting options. LED bulbs not only consume less energy but also come in a variety of colour temperatures, allowing you to customise the ambiance of each room. Smart LED systems even enable you to control the brightness and colour of your lights through your smartphone, adding an element of convenience and modernity.
Upgrade your space with eye-catching statement fixtures. A bold chandelier in the dining room or a unique pendant light in the entryway can instantly become the focal point of a room. Choose fixtures that complement your decor style while adding a touch of personality and flair to your home.
Why not try the Quintiesse Lighting Angelo 5 Light Chandelier to brighten up your living room; or light up your dining table with the där Ray 3 Light Bar Pendant in Antique Nickel with Clear Glass shades.
Create a dynamic atmosphere by incorporating mood lighting. Dimmer switches or smart lighting systems can adjust the intensity of your lights, allowing you to transition seamlessly from vibrant and energising to calm and relaxing. Experiment with warm and cool tones to find the perfect balance for different occasions and times of the day.
Alternatively, mix it up to your heart's content with our comprehensive range of frames and shades. Our Mix and Match Collection allows you to build your own light and create a unique product that exactly matches your requirements for a stunning new year look. See details here.
Task Lighting for Functionality
Consider the specific tasks performed in each room and install task lighting accordingly. For instance, bright, focused lights, like the Laura Ashley Isaac 3 Light Bar Island Pendant in Antique Brass, are essential in the kitchen for meal preparation. A reading nook may benefit from a stylish floor lamp from the David Hunt Collection, such as the David Hunt Lighting Antler Floor Lamp Complete With Shade.
It’s about tailoring your lighting to the functions of a space enhances both its practicality and aesthetic appeal.
The Light Company
As we embark on a new year, why not embark on a journey to revitalise your living spaces through thoughtful lighting makeovers? By combining functionality with creativity, you can transform your home into a welcoming haven that reflects your unique style. Whether it's embracing energy-efficient technology or incorporating statement fixtures, the possibilities are endless.
Illuminate your surroundings with the extensive range of lighting fixtures and shades from the Light Company, and step into the new year with a fresh and vibrant perspective.
Happy New Year from The Light Company.