At this time of year, with Christmas over and the short days still with us, life can seem a bit gloomy.
With careful lighting design however and understanding how to use light in a home, you can create a warm welcoming environment, however dull it may be outside.
Plan your lighting so that you have layers of light in a room.
You can do this with a mix of table lamps, picture lights, candles and firelight, if you have it.
We love the simple use of candles in this fireplace, set against the bold colour of the walls.
If you choose pendant lighting, make it a statement piece to add a real wow factor to the setting.
In the cold January weather and harsher light of winter, your interior will benefit from warm-white bulbs to add a welcoming glow to your home.
A whimsical element with a statement table lamp will cheer up your interior at this time of year!
Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas!
Do plan your lighting design as part of your overall room scheme, so you be reassured of getting it right.
Students at My Interior Design School are taught how to create scheme boards, where they will use their new design knowledge to select appropriate lighting, flooring, wallcoverings and furniture to pull a design scheme together. Like this one by Sarah who is a student on My Professional Interior Design Course.