Lighting – November 2018 – Issue 281

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Gotta light

Lighting is the most essential element in the decoration of the home – it illuminates our treasured objects and highlights our favourite colours, as well as affects our mood, performance, and mental health on a daily basis. Here is a selection to help you make the right choices throughout the home.

Bedroom These days when space is often at a premium in the home, the bedroom can be used for more than just sleeping, so long as there is good lighting. So what kind of lighting do you need? It all depends on what you want to do and what is there already. You may have plenty of natural light, but this won’t help at night time when you want to read. At the very least you’ll need bedside lamps, but these may not cast enough light for doing detailed work. Here are some points to consider before you start changing the lighting:

Tall lamps can make a room look squatter, especially if the ceiling is not very high to start with. Wall lamps cast a warm glow over a large area and can double as wall art, complementing the décor you have already. Such accent lights would be good to have over an easy chair, but you may also want to have a moveable spotlight to help you see fine work. A mix of wall and table lamps is often the way to go in the bedroom. That way you can change some of them around to suit specific needs.

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