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Five things to remember when choosing statement kitchen lighting
Add an air of luxury to your cook-space with the help of these illuminating pointers...
written on: 11-04-2019 11:47am
#1 Aim high Chandeliers are renowned for being a symbol of decadent luxury and they certainly make for an eye-catching conversation starter.
If you’re looking for something a touch more understated, you can make a scene with a smaller, chic ceiling light. Whatever your taste, opt for a light that can’t be ignored if you’re out to make a statement.
Ark advises: keep your light fitting on sparkling form with regular maintenance and cleaning. A quick once-over with a duster a few times a week can work wonders for keeping it beautiful.
#2 Accentuate the positives Statement lighting shouldn’t just command attention, it should also complement your surroundings too. Wall lighting is a great way of accentuating a specific household area; for example, if you have a nifty console table you’d like to draw the eye to or a storage unit you want to highlight, a wall light is a simple yet effective way to garner attention.
Not only is wall lighting practical, but it’s also a slightly subtler way of creating a statement look if your living space won’t accommodate something larger like a chandelier or pendant light. I would recommend opting for understated lights with a neutral colour palette, such as off-white and grey to achieve a sleek, sophisticated aesthetic.
#3 Form and function When it comes to creating an air of luxury with lighting, try to think outside of the box. Lighting fixtures are becoming more and more unconventional, embracing unusual shapes and materials, bridging the gap between functionality and high art.
If you like to flout conventions, look for lights that have unique features. These inject an air of modern minimalism into your home. Another growing trend set to become more mainstream this year is lighting with sculptural shapes.
Ark advises: whilst going unconventional is all well and good, make sure you pick a design you won't get bored of quickly.
#4 ABC, simple as LED... ♪ As more of us begin to reflect on how our lifestyle impacts the planet, it’s important to remember the role lighting can play in this.
LED lighting is not only cost-efficient but it emits less heat and is a more environmentally friendly option. But just because it’s eco-friendly doesn’t mean LEDs can’t be stylish. In fact, there’s now a variety of eye-catching LED styles available, from quirky ceiling pendants and beyond. Pick wisely, and you can protect the environment and give your home a luxurious, modern upgrade too.
With twenty years’ experience in the lighting industry and over seventeen years’ experience in the role of Technical Director at The Lighting Superstore, Matthew is solely responsible for designing, building and managing internal systems at the one-stop-shop lighting store. With a keen interest in the technical side of lighting, such as lighting control and LED technology, Matthew’s main responsibilities include focusing on the network of machines, remote and local server management as well as bespoke desktop and mobile applications for EPOS, CRM, inventory management and processing sales orders.