Updating your ceiling light used to consist of simply buying tips of new lampshades that match the new décor and that was that. Now we have an enormous choice of ceiling lights in various styles and designs.
When buying ceiling lights there are a number of aspects you should consider, but the most basic rule to remember is: Don’t fall into the trap of buying a ceiling light fitting you like and then trying to work out which room it might suit. Do it the other way round. First look at the room and then look for ceiling lights that will enhance it.
First: consider the width. Long, narrow rooms are awkward to light effectively. Instead of a centrally mounted pendant ceiling light you may want to go for track lighting. Several spotlights are mounted on a track to provide a more versatile distribution of light.
Height is essential
Pendant lights and chandeliers work great with higher ceilings but if you have low ceilings, as in many modern homes, flush and semi-flush fittings may be better for ceiling light. The example here is the Luther 4 Light Semi-Flush ceiling light with crystal glass shades and a polished chrome finish. It’s a truly elegant addition to any living or dining room.
Is it you?
Your ceiling light, along with your general décor, should reflect your tastes and personality. You can pick up among a whole range of different styles from traditional and retro right through to the most contemporary designs. Find the style that best reflects who you are.
The easy way to update
For a quick and easy way to redecorate your home light décor you can’t beat simply replacing the shades on your existing ceiling lights. There’s nothing wrong with going for the lazy option as long as you get the style just right, for example the Funk 27 transparent shade will instantly give a room a modern and stylish feel.