Decorative Lighting for the Neglected Areas of your Home
When lighting our homes, we often focus on the areas where we spend most of our time, such as the living area and kitchen. However, there are several other areas of the home that can be neglected when it comes to decorative lighting. In this journal, we will explore four such areas - the bedroom, hallway, laundry, and bathroom - and discuss some lighting ideas to help you bring them to life.
Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, a place to unwind and relax, but can be an afterthought when it comes to lighting. Creating a calm and comfortable space is a challenge when trying to combine the elements of functional and ambient lighting. The choices out there are plentiful, with a style and budget to suit every taste and personal aesthetic.
- Create a centre of attention with a feature chandelier or play with colour and style.
- Use smaller pendant lights beside your bed for both task and ambient lighting.
- Incorporate functional wall lights and table lamps for reading and dressing.
- Use dimmers to allow you to adjust the levels of light and create ambience.
- Choose lighting that balances the desire for a restful environment with a design style that suits your personality.
Angle Wall Light is a modern and timeless design that works really well as a bedside light. The lamp is a playful and interactive design with a magnetically attached shade that can easily be adjusted to fit your needs.
JWDA Table Lamp delivers ambient light from its elliptical, opal glass shade. The contrast of the delicate, rounded glass with the sturdy metal base makes for a balanced and intriguing silhouette. A beautiful bedside light.
The hallway is usually one of the first areas your guests see when they enter your home. It sets the tone for the rest of the house and deserves some focused attention. While the primary purpose of hallway lighting is to provide adequate illumination, it can also be used to add character and charm to this often-overlooked space.
- Incorporating a pendant light can create a focal point and add an eye-catching feature to the area.
- If your hallway has high ceilings or a larger void area, consider adding a chandelier or cluster of pendants to create a dramatic effect.
- Wall lights can balance the overhead light sources while adding extra illumination and providing a warm and welcoming ambience.
For that statement hallway light, consider the Dussa Chandelier. It features compact marble dome shades which stem from six sweeping curved steel arms. A contemporary and minimal chandelier with a bold presence and versatility.
Ison Wall Light has an elegant, curved structure with a fluted glass shade which adds a subtle textural feature in contrast with the sleek finish of the steel. An intriguing wall light to bring interest to any hallway area.
The laundry room is another part of the home that can be an afterthought when it comes to decorative lighting. However, given that we spend arguably far too much time in this area, it's important to make it as practical and inviting as possible.
- Considering the prime function of a laundry room, a well-lit area that incorporates both task as well as ambient lighting is a must. This could be in the form of decorative ceiling lights above the washer and dryer or under-cabinet lighting to illuminate the countertop.
- Another option is to install a statement light fixture that adds some character to the space, such as a striking feature pendant.
- If space is an issue, consider some attractive wall lights that allow the room to be a cohesive part of your home’s aesthetic.
The Dawn Pendant Light is a handmade ceramic pendant designed to enhance the style and ambience of any room – ideal for a small area that requires a lighting detail to uniquely define and illuminate.
An adjustable and versatile light, the Mini Spot Ceiling/Wall Light brings an industrial feel with its pre aged brass finish. Compact and functional yet refined and elegant, it is ideal for a small laundry area where space may be at a premium, yet practicality is a must.
The bathroom has historically been an area of the home where decorative lighting is not utilised. However, with an abundance of bathroom lighting options now available, there is no excuse not to introduce an attractive as well as functional lighting scheme.
- Installing a statement pendant light or chandelier above the bathtub can create a feature and focal point.
- To ensure that you have adequate task lighting for personal needs, adding wall lights on either side of the mirror and vanity area will work a treat.
- Additionally, for that sought after spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom, consider installing dimmer switches to adjust the brightness of the lighting to suit the time of day and your mood.
Orb Mirror Wall Light is an elegant lighting fixture that stands out as a classic piece in any room. Crafted with an iconic sphere design, this fixture beautifully diffuses the light to create a soft, comforting ambience in any room.
Atmosphere Pendant Light is part of a collection inspired by a blade of grass with a drop of dew on it. Simple and minimal, this luxurious collection combines aesthetic and decorative elements with that of function and practicality. With an IP rating of IP44 it is ideal for a bathroom environment.
Above all, make sure that your lighting carries an appropriate IP Rating in areas where lighting is exposed to water ingress. Read our blog on IP Rating and bathroom zoning to help you navigate this tricky area.
In conclusion, while it is important to focus on the main living areas of your home, it's equally important not to neglect the less glamorous areas, such as the hallway, laundry room, and bathroom. By incorporating the right lighting fixtures, you can transform these spaces into inviting and functional areas that are a pleasure to be in.