Getting the lighting right in your home is essential to make your surroundings feel right, as well as allowing you to see when it’s dark! Flickering flashes of light, blinding brightness, and blisteringly hot bulbs are now a thing of the past. Let’s explore some modern home lighting solutions you can implement in your home this year.
Dress up the interior or exterior of your home with pretty festoon lighting that gives off a festival vibe. Festoon lighting is typically bulbs attached to a long string that is held up with mounting hooks. They give a modern, attractive look that’s perfect for your garden. Check out white festoon garden lights here.
Technology is developing fast, and our lighting systems are no exception. Now you can easily control the lighting in your home via your mobile phone even when you’re miles away – you can turn them on or off, brighten or dim your lights. You can also change the light output to whatever colour you please, control your lights by voice command, or get your lights to pulse in time to the music you’re playing – different brands offer different features, so find out which would be best suited to you. This is the future of lighting!
Pendant style lighting is definitely on-trend at the moment – you’ll probably have noticed it in trendy cafes and bars. Essentially, the lights are hanging from the ceiling with this design, whether it’s oversized light bulbs or quirky feature pieces, they’re definitely a talking point. Usually hung from a wire, cord or shaft, hanging lighting can really add a chic edge to your home.
Himalayan Salt Lamps
If you’re all about self-care, then maybe a Himalayan salt lamp is just what your home is missing. These interesting lamps are not only pretty to look at but they are also said to have health benefits to them. Although there are conflicting reports, many believe these lamps purify the air, improve your sleep, help breathing conditions, act as a mood booster and more. Whatever you believe or not, there’s no denying that these lamps are aesthetic whilst illuminating your home at the same time – what’s not to love?
Sustainability is more important to us now than ever before, so when buying your lighting this is something for you to keep in mind. We recommend long-lasting, low-energy bulbs, such as LEDs. You should also consider the lighting fixture materials you opt for – think natural resources such as wood or bamboo. They’ll look great and come guilt-free as you know you’re living an environmentally friendly lifestyle. As well, at a time when energy prices are rising, the less energy our lighting burns, the better!
There are endless options of lighting solutions on the market at the moment, so you have the luxury of choice. If you can’t decide, why not mix it up? Get a different style for each room of your home whilst incorporating the add-on features that you want, whether it be smart lighting or eco-friendly materials.