Style Secrets | A Guide To The Best Wall Lights

If you've got it, flaunt it!

When it comes to the home, accent lighting such as wall lights are crucial for creating a space that showcases your favourite pieces and brings a little drama to your decor. A fabulous functional lighting solution that will enhance your decor and improve the mood there are so many clever ways that you can use wall lights around the home.

So, we've come up with a number of practical and stylish ideas for using wall lights in your home. Keep on reading to discover more.


 Showcase Your Artwork

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Jane Rockett. Photography by Debi Treloar.

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Wall lights are brilliant for showcasing your picture wall, giant artwork, wall art and decorative wall features. So be sure to utilise them. For picture walls above sofas, we recommend opting for a directional wall light such as our Fabulous Wall Light - Black or Antique Silver or our Perfect Wall Light to illuminate your favourite print. For ultimate impact opt for a wall light with a directional shade that will cast your wall art in a warming glow set against dark and dramatic shadows. Our Mortimore Wall Lights in White or Black would be particularly perfect for this.

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Alternatively, as part of a decorative feature, why not incorporate a creative and wonderfully unexpected wall light such as our Gold Pineapple Wall LightLeft-Hand Hanging Monkey Wall Lamp - White or Tropical Leaf Gold Wall Light into your decor.

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Shelley Carline and Lucy St George. Photography by Debi Treloar.

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Rockett St George Products Featured: The Mortimore Wall Light - Antique Brass & Gloss Black £95.00 | Nautical Inspired Brass Bulkhead Down Wall Light £150.00 | Rockett St George Exclusive Paint Collection - Portobello From: £2.50


Highlight Your Kitchen Worktops

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Rockett St George Product Featured: Fabulous Wall Light - Black £89.00 | Faux Eucalyptus Stem £12.00 | Perfect Wall Light £59.00 | Newgate Contemporary Burnished Steel Silent Wall Clock £100.00

Function is key when it comes to lighting your kitchen with wall lights. Whilst there will always be room for amazing statement lighting in the kitchen, you also need to be practical and think about illuminating your worktops where you'll be preparing and cooking food.

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Quentin Leroux. Photography by Debi Treloar.

Wall lights are both functional and stylish and so are perfect for your kitchen spaces. We particularly love a directional wall light or an anglepoise wall lights as they will cast a concentrated pocket of light on your work surfaces to work by. Have a look at our selection of wall lights at Rockett St George, such as our Mid Century Style Charcoal Grey Wall Light, Matt Brass Contrast Directional Wall Light With Rectangle Back Plate and Birdy Wall Light - Black & Brass - Short.

If you are looking for an easy wall light that you don't have to wire into your walls, then check out our Retro Style Directional Clamp Task Lamp and Clamp Table Lamp  - both of which can be clipped onto your kitchen shelves and units.

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Rockett St George Products Featured: Fabulous Wall Light - Black £89.00 | Natural Acacia Round Chopping Board £75.00 | Art Deco Marble Plate Wall Light £175.00 | Rockett St George Exclusive Paint Collection - Briarwood From: £2.50


Accentuate Your Living Spaces

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Jane Rockett. Photography by Debi Treloar.

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Rockett St George Products Featured: Rockett St George Exclusive Paint Collection - Raeburn From: £2.50 | The Mortimore Wall Light - Antique Brass & Gloss White £95.00 | Faux Eucalyptus Plant For A Pot £195.00 | Mid Century Style Charcoal Grey Wall Light £50.00 | Lovely Lady Storage & Flower Pots - 2 Sizes Available From: £9.00

Wall lights are hands down the best lighting choice to accentuate your favourite features of your living rooms. From your beautiful photographs hanging on the wall and your quirky display cabinet filled with special treasures to your statement sofa, wall lights will create eye-demanding drama in your home.

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The homes of Quentin Leroux and Alexandra and Nicolas Valla. Photography by Debi Treloar.

If space is an issue then wall lights are a must. Fit wall lights either side of your sofa or beds to create a luxe hotel feel in the home. This is a great way of providing a lovely and very practical reading light but it also leaves lots of space on bedside tables for your other essentials. The Art Deco Marble Plate Wall Light, Perfect Wall Light and the Brass & Glass Twin Globe Wall Light would all make wonderful lighting choices for your bedroom.

To create mood lighting throughout your home fit a dimmer switch on every wall light that you have. They will allow you to adjust the light level of a lighting fixture, changing the atmosphere from businesslike to intimate at a flick of a switch.

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Rockett St George Products Featured: White Glass Globe Wall Light £165.00 | Black Convex Mirror With Aged Gold Detail £165.00 | Gold Pineapple Wall Light £165.00 | Teal Velvet Chesterfield Sofa With Stud Detail £2,350.00


Illuminate Your Bathroom

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Rockett St George Products Featured: Bronze Beaufort Bathroom Wall Light £95.00 | Apothecary Style Soap & Lotion Dispenser £28.00 | Light Gold Almost Square Bathroom Mirror With Shelf £95.00 | Pimlico Bathroom Wall Light In Satin Nickel £45.00

Good lighting in your bathroom is an absolute must.

A note beforehand, be sure that your wall lights meet the EU safety standards rating. The bathroom light needs to be fully encased to avoid shorting and electrical shots. It also needs to be double insulated with the bulb and metal parts covered. Remember to always look out for a minimum IP44 rating light when shopping for your bathroom lighting.

Now for the fun part ... styling! Style your wall lights either side of the mirror which is great for everyday uses or be a little creative and style lighting over your artwork and decorative displays. Great bathroom wall lights include our Bronze Beaufort Bathroom Wall Light, St Ives Hot Dipped Up & Down Wall Light - Large and the Putney Bathroom Spot Light - Satin Nickel. You can shop our entire Bathroom Lighting Collection here.

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The homes of Alexandra and Nicolas Valla and Niki Jones. Photography by Debi Treloar.

 


 Don't Forget Your Garden Lighting!

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Finally, onto garden wall lights.

Perfect for creating an atmospheric garden scene that will set the mood for alfresco dining, just a few wall lights in your garden or outdoor space will make a huge difference. For practical lighting that is great for lighting up doorways and windows, go for the St Ives Hot Dipped Down Wall Light - Large, St Ives Hot Dipped Up & Down Wall Light - Small or the St Ives Hot Dipped Mast Wall Light. For more creative options, opt for wall lanterns or quirky outdoor lighting such as our Right-Hand Hanging Monkey Wall Lamp - Black - Suitable For Outdoors.

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 Looking for more useful lighting tips?

Check out our other blogs on this topic, such as How To Choose Lighting For Your Home and How To Make Your Lighting Work Through The Seasons.

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