We get to cosy up our homes for winter – and a great place to start is with lighting. It's easy to forget it’s transformative powers. It can make a room a place to snuggle, to party, to work or to play, all with the flick of a switch.
Create a cosy reading corner
There is a reason why a warm and comfortable reading corner will be loved by everyone for a long time. It's refuge at the end of a busy day – a place to get lost in a book or a favourite craft, while the light that's cast is soft and relaxing.
Make a match
There are many ways to tie a room together – colour usually being the obvious choice. But co-ordinating lighting can be a more subtle trick. These clean white shades with pale-wood fixings have a Scandi influence, but will work with almost any style of decor.
No room for a bedside table? Desk already covered in paperwork? Here's a stylish solution that won't fight for a spot. Instead it mounts to a wall so you can shed light on the situation however limited the space on offer.
Try a quick switch
Changes in electrical laws mean it's not always easy to change up your lighting. This woven design introduces a hint of summer during the winter, and its natural, neutral tones will work with more relaxed decorating styles, regardless of colour scheme. It's one of the simplest and most effective changes you can make.
Suddenly, the change of seasons doesn't look so bleak with these bright ideas.
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