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Cool lighting to transform a space

02 October 14 Author:Michelle Gaffaney

The nights are drawing in and you’re going to be reaching for that light switch earlier and earlier. Make your home a source of inspiration with cool lighting in bright colours and distinctive shapes.

I’m a total sucker for a beautiful light fitting. The right choice can make you feel playful or reflective, glowy or professional. There’s no excuse for having dull lighting that does nothing for your home or your mood – check out these ideas for cool lighting that will brighten up your life.

Pendant lamps

I love, love, love pendant lamps. Think big shiny bulbs on old-school trailing wires arranged over a kitchen table: modern, bright and so easy to do. Mix it up a bit by using primary-coloured wires against a white ceiling for a simple, modern look.

Example: E27 pendant lamp by Skandium.

Standard lamps

Forget that dusty eyesore your granny used to have. Standard lamps are functional and cool, whether you want an ironic take on tradition with some garish patterns, or something more contemporary. Free-standing lamps add character and colour to a room without being too bright .

Example: Navy tripod floor lamp from

Comic lighting

Give your home a sense of humour with novelty lighting. Too many novelty lights can definitely kill a mood, but one carefully-chosen piece can give your home a cheeky bit of character. This is a good one to experiment with – we’d be happy to make something bespoke for you to reflect your personality!

Example: The Charles Bowler Hat Light by Mr J Designs

Air Design

If you’re holding a party and you want to be bold and colourful, there is no cooler lighting choice than Todmorden’s own Space Cadets. Any shape you can imagine can be created for you as a bright, glowing inflatable.

Example: Space Cadets Air Design

Home Lightboxes

Simple but effective, lightboxes are translucent boxes fitted with neons or bulbs. They are incredibly versatile: your favourite photos or artwork can be mounted on the front, or a bespoke cut-out panel crafted to give a middle eastern effect.

Example: Houzz’s gorgeous example of a forest scene lightbox

We’d love to help you find an unusual, fun and cool lighting solution for your home. We can help you find the perfect piece to make your home light and lovely. Just give us a call to discuss your needs on 01706 813 777 or email [email protected] today.

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Michelle Gaffaney
Michelle Gaffaney - Architectural Director
With a wealth of experience working on a range of projects, Michelle Gaffaney has a passion for design and strong relationships with her clients. Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn