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Choosing a Desk Lamp

 
How to select the best desk lamp for your workspace
 
Desk lamps can provide you with so much more than task lighting. Yes! You need a desk lamp to help you see comfortably and clearly, but – depending on your choice – a desk lamp can fulfil this practical need AND, at the same time, contribute a lighting layer to your room’s lighting design and make a strong decor statement.
Here’s a list of 5 things to think about when choosing…

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Winter Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

Inspiring Bedroom Lighting Solutions

 
Finding the right bedroom lighting solution means balancing a wide range of needs for a result that is both practical and beautiful.

Where you put your lights, what kind of lighting you choose, the intensity and colour of your lighting … these will all be determined by your lifestyle choices. Do you prefer a bright and cheerful bedroom, or something mysterious or moody? Do you read physical books or prefer watching movies on a bright screen?

We’ve collected a few diverse…

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4 Ways to Warm Your Home With Light

Winter has arrived!

While you’re adding blankets, throws and rugs, and hauling out your heaters; why not think about these quick and easy lighting ideas to create warmth and a cosy ambience in your home.

Here are the 4 lighting tips to get your home lighting winter-ready:
 

Dimmer Switches
If you don’t have dimmer switches installed, the time is now. Dimming your overhead lights is the easiest way to add visual warmth to a room. With just a quick adjustment of the…

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Dining Room Lighting – A Few Handy Hints

The right dining room lighting solution can make all the difference and the best dining room lighting ideas are thoughtfully planned, taking eating habits, furniture proportions, and budget into consideration.

Pendant lights, chandeliers, flush mounts, sconces, floor lamps … these could all be part of your ideal lighting solution. Here are a few tips to help you choose.
Tips for Dining Room Lighting:

1. Layer lighting using multiple sources of light.

 

2. Install dimmer switches to set the mood in an instant.

 

3. Hang…

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LED Lighting: All You Need To Know

LEDs are small, very effective solid bulbs. New LED bulbs are grouped in clusters with diffuser lenses which have broadened the applications for LED use in the home. LED technology is advancing rapidly, with many new bulb styles available. Initially more expensive than CFLs, LEDs bring more value since they last longer. Also, the price of LED bulbs is going down each year as the manufacturing technology continues to improve.

 
LED Lighting
LEDs are solid light bulbs which are extremely energy…

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Paola Novane’s Pinecone Suspension Lamp
The artistry of the Mirage Suspended Lamp by David Dolcini for Karboxx (below) is unequivocal!
Look at the elegant Curling LED Suspension Lamp by Serien (below). It’s available in a variety of finishes and sizes, which means it can be customised to complement your space.
Then there’s the Margaret Table Lamp by Fontana Arte (below). It has a support bag that holds it steady so that it can be placed on the back of an armchair or anywhere! How luxurious! Also available in a range of colours: elegant black or brown, and more playful yellow, blue or red.

Four Important Considerations For Lighting Your Home

Now is as good a time as any to rethink the lighting in your home.

What’s right?
What’s wrong? (The problems will be glaring.)
What mood are you after?
What kind of lights do you like?
What do you need?
What do you want?

A good place to start is by considering the overall lighting in a room; and these key points will help you put your home in just the right light.
1. Practicality
First and foremost, your lights should – at the very least – illuminate your…

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3 Steps to Installing a Ceiling Fan Successfully

Gearing up for summer? A ceiling fan will help you keep your cool AND keep the mosquitoes at bay. But! There’s nothing worse than a wonky ceiling fan, rattling away through the night, to make you lose sleep. Luckily, installing a ceiling fan properly is a breeze! Just follow these steps:
Ask for a ceiling fan with silicone bearings, not bush bearings.
Engage a qualified electrician to install the ceiling fan in adherence with the wiring diagram supplied….

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When Beauty Meets Functionality, it’s a Recipe for Success

Not all that glitters is gold, but when it does you can’t seem to get enough. The Euro Nouveau collection of bespoke lighting includes products that have won top design prizes.

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Sizing a Chandelier for your Home

Follow this easy process:
Chandeliers were once seen in formal estates, but today we see them hanging in homes everywhere. Chandeliers add elegance and style to any space of your home. But what happens if you get it wrong? Knowing the right size and where you should hang it can be an overwhelming task, but we have some guidelines to help you along.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER:

The design of your chandelier needs to be considered and it should match the space…

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2017 Lighting Trends that you need to know about

Lighting trends are a lot like fashion trends, they are constantly changing and we need to keep up. Something as simple as changing a light fixture can transform an entire space. We have a few lighting trends that we thought were absolute must-haves in any home, so take a look:

 

1. OVERSIZE ME PLEASE

Lighting doesn’t just need to be a necessity; it can be an extension of your personal style. Oversized chandeliers and pendants are being used in places where…

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