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Let it shine

From wall lights to pendants, sophisticated lighting will bring a gleam and sparkle to your home

By Caroline Rodrigues |

Whether you’re due for a chat with your electrician about options for a large-scale project or are simply adding a focal point to an existing scheme, elegant wall lights and pendants will add that much-needed sparkle. The Wall Lighting Company is a one-stop shop for sophisticated lighting.

Thinking ahead

Planning a successful lighting scheme is a question of balance. Overall lighting from recessed spots or pendants comes first. You can even hide indirect light fittings behind coving or cornicing. Next, the fun part – layering up the scheme with wall lights, pendants, task lighting and table lamps to create an individual look. Clearly, lighting has to be functional, yet it should catch the eye, too. With that in mind The Wall Lighting Company’s unrivalled range includes fittings to suit every interior imaginable, from cosy country cottages to contemporary new-build properties.

A clear view

Nothing beats the beauty of opulent glass light fittings. Oversized pendants bring drama to a kitchen worktop and clusters of smaller lights can set the scene in a double-height entrance hall. Ribbed wall lights positioned either side of a mirror will add elegant symmetry to a bathroom scheme. The Cranbrook Collection from The Wall Lighting Company features a vast range of beautifully crafted quality wall sconces and pendant lights, designed and manufactured in the UK. Choose clear, smoked or teal hand-blown glass, either plain or ribbed. Next, mix and match fittings from a choice of nickel, antique brass, bronze and polished brass finishes and complete with a decorative bulb. In some cases you even get to choose the flex colour.

Practical matters

Size is key when selecting light fittings. Statement fittings need to suit the location – after all, you don’t want to dazzle your dinner guests with a low-hanging light. Measure, cut out and hold up a paper or card template in position as a rough guide. Opting for dimmers or creating a programmable lighting scheme will allow you to set the mood for different times of day and a range of activities.

Safety first

Though decorative lighting is a fantastic addition to a bathroom, care must be taken with electrical fittings in humid environments, so ensure that all wall and ceiling lights are designed to cope with damp or wet locations. Also look for fixtures with appropriate IP (Ingress Protection) ratings to ensure their durability and safety. The Wall Lighting Company can advise you.

Find out more

Along with products sourced from all around the world, The Wall Lighting Company has all the expertise needed to create the ideal lighting scheme for your home. Click or call 01580 712805 to speak to the friendly team or email to discuss your requirements.