Castlegate Lights

Save them from the loft! Using Christmas Lights All Year Round

Putting up your decorations is an exciting time, decorating your tree with a glass of sherry in hand, music playing in the background and finally, it’s time to relax and be merry!  But no one ever likes taking the decorations down and going back up into the loft as much as they do putting them up!  It’s an arduous task that nobody enjoys, with reams of boxes and bags precariously placed in the loft for another year. But what if we could save our beloved Christmas lights from the horrors... Read More


A Guide to Christmas Lights

With Christmas quickly approaching, shops are beginning to chime our favourite Christmas songs and the present shopping is well underway. It’s the time of year where you begin to think about making the annual venture into the loft to blow the cobwebs off the Christmas decorations, the family heirlooms and the lights that you’ve had for as long as you can remember.  We have all experienced that moment of dread: you undertake the challenge of that is the untangling of the lights, you have yourself contorted trying to unravel those... Read More


5 perfect upcycling ideas for your old light bulbs.

Replacing light bulbs can be infuriating, just when you have every bulb in the house working; one always seems to break. But do you ever feel wasteful throwing them out? Here at Castlegate Lights we have the perfect blog that will show you how to reuse your cast off bulbs in the garden. Being able to reuse your light bulbs is the perfect way to save yourself some money, if you’re prepared to get down with some DIY then these may be some ideal solutions for you. The best part... Read More

Modern Chandeliers, crystal chandeliers 21/05/2019
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Modern Chandeliers: Styles to Suit Every Home

When you think of traditional chandeliers, the first image that may come to mind is outdated and opulent designs more suited for grand, stately manors rather than your contemporary home. However, with a much larger variety of modern chandeliers to choose from today, it’s easy to find updated styles the better suit the aesthetic of any modern interior. Here at Castlegate Lights, we’ve highlighted a few styles to try and our top picks for you to consider for your home. Crystal Chandeliers If you’re looking for modern chandeliers that fuse... Read More

industrial lighting, industrial style lighting, industrial pendant lights 21/05/2019
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Industrial Lighting: How to Incorporate the Trend into Your Home

  When it comes to interior design and lighting trends in recent years, the stripped-back, unfinished aesthetic of industrial lighting has remained ever-popular. While the trend is regularly seen in cool cafes and trendy bars, you can easily incorporate the look into your home with the help of some key pieces of industrial style lighting. In need of inspiration? Here at Castlegate Lights, we’ve created a simple how-to guide, including the colours, characteristics and lighting styles to try. Industrial Lighting Colours Black, Stainless Steel and Silver When it comes to... Read More

home lighting ideas 03/05/2019
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Home Lighting Ideas: The Do’s and Don’ts

If your home decor needs a refresh, one of the most effective things you can do is to consider your choice of lighting. When used well, the lighting in your home can make all the difference to the atmosphere and functionality of each room. In need of some home lighting ideas? Here at Castlegate Lights, we’ve created a handy guide to the do’s and don’ts of lighting in all the key areas of the home. First, let’s start off with some main do’s and don’ts to consider for every room:... Read More

bedroom lighting ideas, bedroom inspo 03/05/2019
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Bedroom Inspo: Bedroom Lighting Ideas

When it comes to decorating a bedroom, choosing the right bedroom lights can play a huge part in helping you make the most of your space and create the perfect ambience. In need of some bedroom inspo? Whether you’re looking for bold lights that make an impact or subtle designs that transform your room into a zen haven, here at Castlegate Lights, we’ve picked out some bedroom lighting ideas for every room. Bedside Table Lamps Convenient, cosy and versatile, table lamps are one of the best bedroom lighting ideas to... Read More

scandinavian lighting, scandi style lights, scandi table lamps 12/03/2019
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Scandinavian Lighting: How to Get the Scandi Style

  Looking for simple, chic and effortlessly stylish lighting for your home? The minimalist aesthetic of Scandinavian lighting could be the perfect choice. Characterised by clean lines, natural materials and stripped-back designs, Scandi style lighting finds the balance between modern and rustic to create stylish and inviting spaces throughout your interiors. From Scandi table lamps to ceiling lights and wall lights, here at Castlegate Lights we have a wide range of Scandinavian lighting designs for you to explore. We’ve picked out some of our favourites to show you how you... Read More

Office lighting, office lighting ideas, home office lighting, office lamps 15/02/2019
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Home Office Lighting Ideas: Our Top Picks for Transforming Your Workspace

Workspace leaving you feeling uninspired? Creating the right working environment is vital when it comes to motivation and success and finding the right home office lighting is a big part of this. Ensuring your room is well lit and bright can make a huge difference to your productivity and mood, helping your office feel like somewhere you want to spend time in, rather than avoid! Here at Castlegate Lights, we’ve listed our top picks for how you can transform your workspace with some simple home office lighting ideas 1. Make... Read More


What Types Of Light To Use In The Dining Room

The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home. If that’s true, then the dining room must be the brain. It’s the place where the family can come together to discuss the events of the day, talk about their successes, their problems, share jokes, plan new memories and enjoy each other’s company, even for just an hour or so as a cohesive unit over a delicious meal. Home design tackles the dining room in numerous ways; whether that’s through a kitchen-diner, a lounge-diner or as a separate room... Read More