Easy ways to create impact with lighting

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  • By choosing the right lighting you can give your home an instant makeover

    Try these easy ideas to create impact in every room with beautiful lighting schemes…

    Up above
    A striking simple overhead light can be the focal
    point of a room. In a bold colour, it can transform a neutral scheme
    into something super stylish.

    Ceiling pendants are especially useful
    over a kitchen table or island. Adjust the amount of light with a dimmer
    switch so you can safely see what you’re chopping up before you settle
    down to a softly lit romantic dinner.

    A brighter shade
    Don’t walk past an old standard lamp in a car boot sale or forget about the one that’s been gathering dust in the attic. A bright orange shade like this one will bring it right up to date and lend a cheery warmth to a retro scheme.

    A light touch
    As well as being highly practical, an
    eye-catching floor reading light also adds a contemporary note. Lighting
    a corner of your living room can give your space a whole new purpose.
    This type of light delivers a more direct concentrated lighting –
    perfect for creating a cosy reading corner or a quiet place for crafts.

    In glowing terms
    Who said fairy lights were just for Christmas! This gorgeous string of rosebud fairy lights will add an elegant touch to your home all year round. Choose battery-operated models so you can place them in whatever room needs a new glow.

    Float away
    For an instant fix, nothing beats the calming qualities of a bowl of floating candles, and these ones are given extra impact with a string of bright pink floral lights. You’ll be drifting off to the Orient in no time. If you’re having guests over, place in the hallway to set a relaxing mood as soon as they walk in.

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