A stylish light switch is the perfect finishing touch for any decorating scheme. When choosing switches take into consideration the lighting effect you wish to create in each room as this will determine which type of switch is right for you. Dimmer switches are ideal for creating ambience so are naturally more suited to bedrooms and living rooms. For kitchens and hallways, which are generally brighter, you may want a simple lever switch in a statement finish such as chrome or silver. There are many designs available to suit different styles. Choose traditional brass for a country-style living room or try a matt black finish to keep things contemporary in a modern living space. All these products must be installed in accordance with local Building Regulations. If in any doubt, or where required by the law, consult a competent person who is registered with an electrical self-certification scheme. Take a look at our edited selection to stay switched on to the latest must-have designs…
1. Single 2-way Switch in Brushed Stainless Steel
This single gang 2 way switch in satin steel, with matt grey switch is the ultimate in contemporary switches.
2. Masterplug Triple 2-way Light Switch in Black Nickel
This Single three-gang, two-way design is sleek and slim with softly rounded corners. Finished in contemporary black nickel, this switch would suit any modern living space.
3. Schneider Electric 300W/VA Single 2-way Touch Dimmer
A sleek and sophisticated single two-way touch dimmer that provides a screwless flat plate and black nickel finish.
4. Varilight 2 Gang 2-way Toggle Switch in Brushed Brass
Give a room an elegant finish with this brushed-brass style, double 10-amp, two-way toggle switch. Screwless clip-on, plate.
5. 10A Light Switch 1 Gang 2-way in Polished Georgian Brass
Make a feature with this decorative plate in polished brass. Features captive screw terminals for quick-and-easy installation. Supplied with fixing screws and installation instruction manual.
6. Varilight 1-gang 1-way Mocha Single Remote-control Dimmer Switch
Low-profile single remote-control dimmer switch with mocha finish and black insert. One-gang interior switch, ideal for controlling one circuit.
7. MK 1-gang 2-way 10AX Light Switch Metal-clad
A flush-fitting front plate with smooth chamfered edges, unique MK three-pin operated shutter and in-line terminals for easy wiring. A metal-clad finish switch that is perfect for industrial-style living spaces.
8. Single 400W Chrome Dimmer Switch
This chrome dimmer switch is the ultimate in contemporary design. Lovely for a modern scheme.
9. Laura Ashley 10A 2-way Double Light Switch
Give your living space a subtle country feel with this cream switch that has a hint of retro about it.
10. 1-gang Grid Switch Antiqued Brass Hammered Plate
Give your home an elegant feel with this slimline, 20-amp, two-way modular grid switch, in brass with a hammered-edge finish.
Buy now: 1-gang Grid Switch Antiqued Brass Hammered Plate, £39, Jim Lawrence
11. Philips Hue Tap Wireless Lighting Smart Switch
A smart switch that allows you to control up to four lighting schemes at the push of a button. There's no need to fuss around with any wires or batteries as the Hue Tap uses kinetic energy and is powered by touch. Compatible with Samsung Smart Things range and Apple HomeKit. It can be wall-mounted or carried around the house with you.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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