5 Easy Upgrades for Your Lighting Fixtures
Posted on 10 January 2016
With lighting playing such an important role in creating the style and atmosphere you love in your house, a simple change of light fitting or lampshades can completely revamp your home without you needing to completely redecorate. Carafina knows how big an impact the right lighting can have on your home and we have created a range of exquisite lighting options to give your home a decadent and luxurious ambiance with just a few simple lighting fixture upgrades.
A little extra illumination
The addition of lamps to a room not only makes a style statement but they also give you extra lighting options. You can create a more cosy and relaxing atmosphere by choosing to light your room with strategically placed lamps rather than turning the main light on. Table and floor lamps are ideal for areas in which you may not always want a harsh overhead light such as living rooms, dining rooms and bedroom. Table lamps can be chosen to be stylish and functional home décor accessories whereas floor lamps offer the opportunity to create a real style statement with a bold and decorative large lamp. The addition of lamps to any room gives you the option to completely change the look and feel of a space easily and quickly.
Ceiling lights don't just need to be functional in a room. By choosing a decorative and ornate ceiling light, you can create a focal point in the room from which the rest of your décor complements. You may want a taste of rich decadence with an intricate chandelier or perhaps be inspired by the Mediterranean with a Moroccan style hanging ceiling light. Ceiling lights need not be ugly or boring; instead, they should be eye catching and inspiring; setting the mood for the rest of your décor to follow.
Lighting up the kitchen
The kitchen is one area where you will need the brightest of lights. It is imperative that you can see as you cook but that doesn't mean you are limited in your kitchen lighting options. Upgrade your old kitchen lighting with a statement light fitting which offers both bright lighting but looks stylish too. Spotlights are often a popular choice in kitchens; offering style and substance. However, you can also add free standing lamps or wall mounted lights to your kitchen for use when you don't need such harsh light; transforming your kitchen into a relaxing eating environment once the cooker is turned off.
Bathroom lighting needn’t be harsh and bright all of the time. Free-standing candle lamps are a relaxing and peaceful bathroom lighting option for those moments when you want to take an hour or so to soak and unwind in the bath. They not only add a touch of elegance but also make elegant additions to your bathroom décor; making this room one you will love to spend time in.
Upgrading your lighting fixtures and giving your home and entirely new feel can be as quick and simple as changing the lamp shades in each room. You will be amazed at the difference a few little touches can make. Opt for bold statement lampshades to create a chic and stylish feel throughout your home or perhaps elegant luxury is more your taste in which case designer, decorative shades may be more up your street. A single change in accessories makes a significant difference to the overall look and feel of any home.