The right light can change the ambience and the mood of a room. We have a variety of lighting in our Houses ranging from 1950’s to industrial to vintage – we have chosen our favourites to help you bring the House home.

Style

We layer wall, table, floor and ceiling lights to create the cosy ambience our Houses are known for. Here’s a room by room guide.

Kitchens
Functional lighting comes into its own in the kitchen and industrial pendants are perfect for creating this look. Use white light bulbs for a bright, clear light that lets you see what you’re doing properly.

Living room
Layer ceiling, table and floor lights in the living room and use dimmer switches to take it from day to night. We love a ‘reading corner’ in the Houses – a cosy nook lit by an elegant floor lamp that’s ideal for curling up with a good book.

Hallway
Layer ceiling and wall lights to create a sense of height and length in a hallway.

Dining room
A statement ceiling light above a dining table will instantly create the right ambience and atmosphere.

Bedrooms
Layer table and wall lights to create a calm and cosy ambience. You’ll find most of our bedrooms have articulating wall lamps on either side of the beds for task lighting for reading. They’re both functional and stylish, as all good design should be.

Dimmer switches
Dimmer switches are key for us when we are creating the atmosphere in our houses. Check the specifications on the product page of each light before you buy to ensure it is compatible with a dimmer switch.

Installation

We would always recommend using a qualified electrician when installing any ceiling pendant or hardwired wall lamp.

Caring for your light

Keep your lights looking their best by wiping regularly with a soft, lint-free cloth. Never clean a light with water or any other cleaning fluid, including furniture polish, as this is potentially hazardous and could ruin the finish on the light.

We support the WEEE (Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive with registration with the Environment Agency, which means we are committed to recycling electronic waste and reducing landfill.

Safety in Bathrooms and Kitchens and IP Ratings

There are certain lighting safety ratings that need to be used in rooms that create moisture including bathrooms and kitchen. This is referred to as an Ingress Protection or “IP” rating; this is decided by the zone with which the light will be situated in your bathroom. For bathrooms IP44 is required.

Choosing the right bulb:

We would always recommend using an eco-friendly lightbulb such as eco halogen, LED or CFL to lower your energy consumption without compromising the brightness of the light source.

CFL (Compact Fluorescent) bulbs are extremely energy-efficient and give a cool white light, but they are not terribly attractive so are more suitable for lamps which have shades. For lights where the bulb is more visible, we would recommend using an eco halogen bulb which gives a warm orange light, or an LED which, depending on the brand, gives somewhere between a white and an orange light.

You can vary the size of the bulb depending on the size of your lamp; golf balls are great for wall lights while globes are ideal for floor lamps.

Caring for your light

Keep your lights looking their best by wiping regularly with a soft, lint-free cloth. Never clean a light with water or any other cleaning fluid, including furniture polish, as this is potentially hazardous.

We support the WEEE (Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive with registration with the Environment Agency, which means we are committed to recycling electronic waste and reducing landfill.

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