A Guide to Accessorising Your Home with Occasional Lighting

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A Guide to Accessorising Your Home with Occasional Lighting

Angelo's is a well known lighting store in London with a wide range of modern and contemporary occasional lighting for homes, as well as hotels, restaurants, bars, offices, spas and other commercial establishments.

Occasional lighting is just what the name implies, it is lighting used occasionally and it works to create different atmospheres in your interior. For example, you may want to make your hallway warm and welcoming and put the alcove or stair lighting on as you greet your guests. If you want to create an intimate atmosphere in the dining room, you may choose to eat by flattering candle-light.

With occasional lighting, you won't want to use this lighting all the time but it creates a wonderful atmosphere when you do. These types of light fixtures range from floor lamps, to side lamps, wall lamps, recessed lighting, alcove lighting, lighting on steps, above pictures, or on top of shelving. Whether you want to wind down in front of the television in the evening or relax in the bedroom, occasional lighting will show your interior in the best possible light.

If you want to use lighting to make the most of your interior, here are some ideas from Angelo's Lighting store London.

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Occasional Lighting Ideas for the Hallway

The hallway is in frequent use as family members come and go throughout the day and evening. It is also used for welcoming guests and, as such, it is the first part of the home visitors see, so it is important to make an impression. Lighting is one of the main ways you can completely transform this space and, whether your hallway is small, dark and gloomy, or large, bright and airy, the right form of lighting can make this area shine and guests will comment on your style.

If you want to beautify a small hallway space, consider having two matching lights in front of a mirror on a console table. The lights will reflect in the mirror, making the space appear bigger. If you have one or more alcoves in the hallway, brighten this space up with recessed lighting or down lights. Showcase a contemporary picture with spot-lights or picture lighting.

Brightening up the Living Room with Occasional Lighting

The living room is one of the most sociable rooms in the home and one of the most frequently used rooms. It's also a room where you wind down after a long day at work, watch movies with the family and is also where we welcome our visitors and make them feel relaxed and at ease. So it's important to choose the right contemporary or traditional lighting to match the occasion and suit the various different uses of the room, taking us from morning until night.

To create the right mood and atmosphere, it is important to layer lighting. Have side lights to frame seating areas, or brighten dull corners. The use of a dimmer switch is always recommended for this space as you get to choose how bright you want the light to be.

Occasional Lighting in the Dining Room

The dining room is a space most used for entertaining; the right lighting will make your guests feel comfortable and will create the perfect atmosphere to make the conversation flow.

Uplighters look wonderful in this space and are a great choice for making guests feel welcome as they produce a soft light. If you have a minimalist home, choose uplighters that blend with your wall covering, so only the light that it emits becomes a feature. Matching lamps on a console table make a perfect focal point and, if you have a feature light above a table, a dimmer switch will create just the right atmosphere. A chandelier containing a tray of candles and hung above a table is a superb look for a contemporary dining room and casts a flattering light for guests.

Making the Most of Your Kitchen with Occasional Lighting

The kitchen is the hub of the home, but in a modern home the kitchen is not always a separate room; many contemporary kitchens are open plan and include a dining area and/or a family room.

Lighting below kitchen cupboards, and attractive feature lighting above a work station, adds atmosphere to this space. If you have a small kitchen area, one tip is to have lighting on the top of cupboards as this gives the illusion that the space is larger than it is. Whatever your lighting needs, our experts at Angelo's Lighting store, London, will be able to help and advise you.

About Angelo's

Angelo's has a fantastic range of contemporary, modern and traditional lighting for homes and businesses. Just browse our website to find out more, or visit us at our lighting store, London, to see our extensive collection.

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