Autumn Lighting: Work the New Season into Your Home
The days are getting shorter and darkness has started creeping in earlier, yes the summer is coming to an end making way for autumn/winter 2013. Just as the fashion trends change, so do home décor concepts. The bright and breezy look that worked well for the summer just will not cut it when you need your home to feel warm and cosy, this is why it is important to start planning how you will transform your home for the coming season.
Here are our expert tips to creating the perfect autumn lighting concept for your home;
It is important to supplement your existing wall or ceiling lights with lamps placed around the home. Not only with floor and table lamps in your chosen colour scheme look great, they will help illuminate areas in your home that can look dark and dreary in the colder months. Choose complimenting designs and ensure that you place lamps in places that you wish to highlight.
Think outside of the box
One of the best things about this time of year is the fact that you can really get creative with your lighting. Christmas lights do not have to stay around the tree, instead using string fairy lights as quirky ways to highlight and illuminate your home. Placing clear lights in a fishbowl is a modern way to bring light to a dining area or brighten up a sideboard. Similarly a string of lights along a windowsill can create a magical look that will have you counting down the days till the holiday season.
Don’t forget the garden!
It may not be the weather for garden parties and BBQ’s however you can still create a welcoming effect with outdoor & garden lighting that will ensure that it is ready for any bonfire parties or impromptu gatherings over a cup of hot chocolate. Lanterns are a fantastic choice and give a homely look to any garden, string lights also look fantastic strewn through trees or attached to fences.
Experiment with different colours schemes and really give your home a transformation for the coming seasons. As the temperature drops and darkness falls, it is a great feeling knowing you are heading home to rooms that offer cosy, winter warmth.