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Let’s Shed Some Light

Let’s Shed Some Light

By Leona Connelly


As we know lighting can totally transform the mood of a room and a well thought out scheme will always include some task lighting and accent lighting alongside any ceiling lights. It’s something designers think carefully about when planning a scheme, however often its overlooked when we are decorating our own homes.



Here at Furnish and Fettle we are real advocates of a statement light….Not only will it be a practical addition to a room it will also add drama and interest. The chandelier is the most obvious choice for a statement piece and always looks stunning in a high ceilinged traditional room



Not a fan of the traditional/classic chandelier? fear not…The industrial trend in lighting is still going strong and works well in a more contemporary scheme  . 


Equally popular and one that works extremely well in both period and modern homes is  Mid Century style, these tend to feature brass and glass and are very stylised. They can be a fantastic contrast in a traditional home or compliment a pared back more modern scheme. 


The easiest way to add some accent lighting into a room is with a table lamp, Pairs of lamps on a console really balance a scheme and are a quick way to add some height or drama to a room. No room for a console then a standard lamp is a fantastic idea, it can serve as a reading lamp when positioned next to a sofa or armchair or can simply provide some accent lighting whilst adding interest to your scheme. 


In a more formal setting pairs of  wall lamps can look really stylish, there are some stunning styles on offer and Heathfield is a brand we return to time and time again for timeless quality design. 


I have only scratched the surface here as the options for including interesting lighting into our homes are endless. Now that  the evenings are starting to feel very Autumnal it really is worth spending some time planning your lighting schemes to create that lovely cosy feel that British autumn evenings are made for…well that and a glass of wine of course!

For help with planning your lighting schemes, or any other aspect of making your home cosy and beautiful call into either of our showrooms at Harrogate or Wetherby where we have a large selection of different lighting options on display – and of course our team of experts will be on hand to help you!



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