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Making Your Lighting a Feature Piece

Interior design is often one of the most enjoyable things about building or renovating. Choosing colours, styling pieces and creating a space that is nice to be in is an exciting experience but many can get stuck in traditional trends, leaning on safe styling, like bright feature walls and neutral colour palettes. Why not think outside of the box by choosing some unique lighting as your feature? To help you out, we've compiled some tips and ideas:

Aesthetics versus practicality

Lighting is, first and foremost, a product of function. It is used to illuminate spaces at night or when there is little natural light. When using lighting as a feature, it is important to consider how much light the piece gives and whether it will be used in conjunction with brighter, more practical lights or if it will be a standalone piece. Some rooms are more suited to muted light and these may work better with an individual piece. Find a balance between aesthetics and practicality when choosing your feature light.

Balancing a feature piece

A feature light is supposed to draw the eye and add interest to a space. It shouldn't be cluttered with other focal points. Just like a feature wall, a feature light should shine out from the design of a room. Pair it with either like colours in muted hues or neutral tones to let the light's design and colour stand out from the rest.

Different styles and colours

When choosing a feature light, the sky is the limit! There are so many different looks you can go with. At Discount Lighting, we have an extensive range of unique lighting products online, so you can make a shortlist and find the best match for your home. Some of our favourite feature lights include Fantasia Fixtures, Bubbles Pendants, Caviar Pendants, Silvia Shades and Essence Light Fixtures.

If you are in the process of designing a space or want to breathe fresh life into a room, why not consider a feature light? To get started, take a look at our range of light fittings online for more inspiration or to buy!

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