Putting up the Christmas lights cheers us all up and transforms our homes in the depths of winter, but all too often interior lighting is overlooked the rest of the year…
A gloomy house doesn’t appeal to anybody, and can have a depressing effect both on the mood of the room and the individual, so use task and ambient lighting to create the right atmosphere. Lone ceiling pendants give out light that is either too harsh or inadequate, so opt for ceiling down lights and table lamps whenever possible, or well designed suspension lights in combination with LED tube lights concealed under open shelves. Daylight simulating desk lamps enhance a working environment and also prevent eye strain, and many of the latest models add a touch of minimalist elegance to a study or home office.
We love these Jeeves and Wooster suspension lights by Jake Phipps, which are also available as wall and table lights.
Used in pairs, statement table lamps help create a stunning focal point in a room as well as providing subtle ambient light, like these below by Porta Romana http://www.portaromana.co.uk/ seen here adding drama to modern wall art in an entrance hall.