Occasional lighting ideas for every room
Light up your home with these clever ideas for occasional lighting
Add another layer and bring flexibility and atmosphere to a space with stylish table lamps, floorstanding lights and wall fittings.
Spotlight on art
Position a pair of wall lights to flank a piece of artwork or a mirror. Place just above or below eye level to avoid glare with bare-bulb designs.
Opt for slimline
Image: Aphrodite floor lamp in concrete and brass, £129, Swoon
Get the proportions right. If space is limited, choose a neat, slimline style of floor lamp; if you have a large open-plan space, indulge with an arc arm design to add impact.
Image: NYX Black and red 3 head metal floor lamp, £190, Habitat
Make a statement with a retro-style floor lamp in a bold colour combo. Plus, multiheaded designs let you angle light in multiple directions.
Image: Phobos table lamp, £149, Furniture Village
Go for an opaque shade in a bedroom to give a soft, diffused light. If you want a lamp to read by, choose one with a translucent shade.
Matchy matchy lampshade
Image: Priscilla table lamp, £55, Next Home
Pair a lampshade and base to complement other accessories.
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