Introducing Our Lighting Ideas To Live By
Image from Rockett St George Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Debi Treloar
As the days grow darker, the light sources in your home become more important than ever. After all, the role of lighting is unique in its ability to transform the atmosphere of any space imaginable. In a similar vein to colour, light has the power to lift your mood and surround you with comforting style. From the all-important ceiling light, to floor lamps, luxe side lights and wall lights, there’s no singular secret to success. Each room in the home serves a different function and therefore needs to embrace a different take on lighting ideas. While kitchens and workspace often need to be light and bright, living rooms and bedrooms benefit from a softer approach. However, light is so much more than purely practical. So once the functional aspects of your lighting scheme are considered, it’s equally important to focus on making a statement.
With the clocks about to change, the switch in season has inspired some fabulous new additions to our lighting collection. Above all, each design is carefully considered to celebrate the many mood-enhancing benefits of great lighting. Therefore, a focus on both atmosphere and personality is at the forefront of each design. With a wide range of inspirations, the range is crafted to suit every style and change of mood. From a timeless classics to playful lighting ideas that shine a spotlight on quirky style, there’s something for everyone!
Products: Antique Silver Palm Leaf Table Lamp: £285.00, Giant Cream Traditional Style Floor Lamp: £275.00, Gold Heron Wall Light: £140.00
Jane & Lucy’s 5 Top Tips & Ideas For Lighting Your Home
To help you on your journey to create the perfect lighting scheme, we’ve turned to the experts. Our wonderful co-founders Jane & Lucy have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to lighting the home. Therefore, their lighting ideas are ideal whether you’re starting out in your first home or looking to add cosy comfort for the winter months. Covering both practical concerns and insider styling tips, read on to discover Jane & Lucy's lighting rules to live by...
Don’t Settle For Bad Lighting
Left: Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Debi Treloar. Right: Industrial-Style Battery Powered Tripod Floor Lamp: £78.00
'Central ceiling lights can create a bland atmosphere in your home and impact the entire mood of the space. So, instead of just focusing on one light in the centre of the room, we recommend using as many light sources as possible. For example, side lights and floor lights are amazing. These clever light sources help to create pools of light that achieve inviting ambience and warmth. Moreover, you can move these around your home as and when you need any extra lighting!'
Make Sure Your Lighting Ideas Consider The Function Of The Room
Left: Adjustable Marble Table Lamp: £295.00. Centre: Image from Extraordinary Interiors In Colour by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Catherine Gratwicke. Right: Retro Black Desk Lamp With Red Flex Accent: £70.00.
'Our homes are working harder than ever to provide a sanctuary for relaxation. However, they also need to become versatile spaces for everyday life and new home office setups. Therefore, considering the function of the room is key to creating a home setting that works for you. And lighting can play a bit part in this! Look at how you want to use the space and add task lighting for the jobs at hand. Wall lights are perfect for illuminating kitchen workspaces when cooking. Similarly, side lights are ideal for creating a cosy corner for those working from home throughout the winter.'
Always Install Your Lights On A Dimmer
Left: Industrial 10-Lamp Suspended Ceiling Light: £895.00. Right: Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Debi Treloar.
'Although a simple piece of advice, installing your lights on a dimmer can completely transform your space. This clever trick allows you to control the amount of light that floods the room, depending on both your mood and the natural light available outside.'
Embrace Lighting Ideas That Celebrate Light And Shade
Left: Fern Leaf Palm Tree Style Table Lamp: £75.00. Centre: Image from Extraordinary Interiors In Colour by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Catherine Gratwicke. Right: Ornate Globe Ceiling Light With Brass Leaf Detailing: £75.00.
'Although providing perfect levels of light is important, shade and shadow should also be celebrated to create extra depth and drama. The central ceiling light can be a great way to play around with shadows, either by choosing a design with rattan/woven textures that light can shine through, or by embracing a chandelier that reflects patterns of light around the room. Another great trick is to position the shade of your side or floor light to showcase different display features such as house plants, quirky ornaments or artwork. This creates different shadows of light on the walls and adds further drama to the pieces that you want to highlight in your home.'
Create Mood Lighting & Ambience With Candlelight
'There’s nothing quite like candlelight to set the tone and create a beautiful glow of light that revitalises your space. Everything looks amazing in this natural and romantic light so we always recommend filling the home with plenty of candles. From dinner candles styled on the table, to classic pillar candles and sumptuous scented candles that awaken the senses… You really can never have too many candles!'