Lighting + Illumination

Lighting Matters: Don’t Go To The Dark Side

Lighting Matters: Don’t Go To The Dark Side

Of course, lighting matters in the home. It’s one of the fundamentals of interior design and decoration. We’ve already looked at various lighting matters including how to improve your home lighting, increase the amount of natural light your home gets, and how to create a lighting plan. However, we haven’t yet addressed an issue that many homeowners have when tackling the tricky subject of lighting; Balance. The truth is that there are plenty of mistakes to make when adding natural light, decorating with light, and choosing fixtures. Here, we’re going to address some of the most common lighting issues and…

Living Room Lighting With Three Illuminating Tips

Living Room Lighting With Three Illuminating Tips

Living room lighting is such an important part of your lighting plan because you have the potential to incorporate fabulously diverse elements. The living room is probably the most used room in the house. It’s the place where people come in at the end of a long day and flop down, exhausted. It’s also usually the largest room in the house, as it’s where everyone socialises and entertains. So, when you decorate your lounge, you have to really think of the light that naturally comes in before you choose colours. If you are going for a dark colour, you want…

How To Add More Natural Sunlight To Your Home

How To Add More Natural Sunlight To Your Home

When you add more natural sunlight to your home your mood immediately lifts. It’s why people in Scandinavian countries, for example, go to cafes with special lights in the winter. It’s part of their Hygge lifestyle because natural sunlight is something we all crave. And in cold climates when winter days are overcast and dark, people get a bit cranky without natural sunlight. Whilst it is important, the ability to add more natural sunlight is sometimes overlooked when house hunting. If your house suffers from a lack of natural sunlight you could move or go where the sun goes (which…

Three Top Ways To A Light Filled Home

Three Top Ways To A Light Filled Home

A light filled home will always put a skip in your step and add to the enjoyable ambiance of your home. So how do you take advantage of natural light even when the weather is overcast? Here are three simple ways. Have you ever noticed how much better you feel when the days are longer, and the sky is brighter? Rain, wind, and snow can easily get a lot of people down. After all, who wants to leave the house when it’s blowing a gale, and you’re only going to get soaked to the skin anyway? Many of us live…

Add Unique Style To Create A Home You’ll Love

Add Unique Style To Create A Home You’ll Love

Unique style is not the exclusive preserve of interior designers. Whilst we can all redecorate our homes, does that reflect a unique style? Choosing a colour palette and furnishings is very personal, but does your home look effortlessly ‘styled’? Would you like it to be? Wherever you live, everyone can think like a decorator with some expert tips and design basics. Sure, redecorating involves colour choices, furniture positioning, and flow but does that reflect your unique style and the ambience you wish to create? If you’d like an effortlessly stylish home that looks like you hired an interior designer then…

How to Create a Lighting Plan for Your Home

How to Create a Lighting Plan for Your Home

Have you ever considered a lighting plan or how light affects the enjoyment of your home? Although a lighting plan may not seem like a priority when you are renovating or building a new home; it adds ambience, workable spaces, and a focus on accents. Moreover, a lighting plan is not simply about the natural light and the positioning of a house in relation to the sun. If you’re looking for advice, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Simple Lighting Solutions for Your Home

Simple Lighting Solutions for Your Home

Lighting solutions can be one of the hardest elements to get right in a home. You need the right advice for YOUR home. At this time of year, you may be thinking about your Christmas styling. However, getting the perfect amount of light in your home can be hard at anytime of the year. There are lighting tips everywhere, but to get the best lighting solutions you need to look at YOUR home and it’s layout, function, and needs not generic advice.

Ready To Go Green? How To Create An Eco-Friendly Home

Ready To Go Green? How To Create An Eco-Friendly Home

So you’d like to investigate creating an eco-friendly home? Have you thought about what it means to ‘Go Green’? These days, being eco-friendly is very much in fashion. So many of us are looking for environmentally friendly clothing lines and helping the planet by eating organic. But one of the best places you can start going green is in your very own home. To READ MORE please click the title.

Luxury LUXXU Lighting

Luxury LUXXU Lighting

Luxxu by name and luxury by nature, LUXXU Lighting is a brand that is dedicated to giving you a new lighting experience. European by design, this luxury lighting combines classical forms with a modern attitude. To READ MORE please click the title.

Klaylife Chandeliers That Shine A Special Light

Klaylife Chandeliers That Shine A Special Light

You can now furnish your home with unique, custom-made, hand-beaded chandeliers direct from South Africa. Klaylife Chandeliers are different not only because each is hand-made but because their launch is helping a community in need. Klaylife chandeliers are imported by Melbourne-based father-daughter duo Phillip Jones and Kerri Wallace, who migrated to Australia in 1989. Wanting to keep ties with their South African heritage, they found a unique way to give back to a needy community in their former homeland. in 2014 Kerrie came across an Instagram post of clay-beaded chandeliers and fell in love with their stunning rustic beauty. Her…

Curious About Pendant Lighting?

Curious About Pendant Lighting?

Pendant lighting is as versatile as you are. Modern pendant lights are suitable for any room because they can be used in a row above a kitchen island, in clumps around a corner of the lounge room or hanging above bedside tables – singularly or in a set of three on each side. Pendant lighting can be displayed with uniform shades or different sizes or colours. I also love finding new ways to decorate interiors, so I was excited to see a new range of pendant lighting arrive at Curious Grace. Simply stunning, the Studio Snowpuppe collection comes in very…