Home lighting design ideas
Where lighting is concerned, the more the better. This doesn't mean having a room that is over-bright, but one where light comes from many different sources, creating layers of overlapping pools. This gives a space both atmosphere and character. Equip yourself with an array of lamps, light fittings and pendant shades.
Light, bright living room
How to increase natural light in your home
Updated October 2009
For a bit of romance, turn down the dimmers and switch off any lights that are too bright, just leaving soft pools of glowing in corners. Candle light is a brilliant way to relax and de-stress after a long day, especially if the candles are scented. You can arrange candles in groups anywhere around a room. Stack a set of large white church candles in an empty fireplace for an instant glow, or place tiny tea lights in ornamental glass jars.