The Best Thing to Happen to Your Home… Since You Moved in!

Whether you’ve just moved into your first home or you’re sprucing up your current abode, don’t spend all of your budget without leaving some wiggle room for some carefully chosen lighting. When picked correctly, lighting not only changes the mood of a room but can make it appear bigger and more spacious.

Pictures frames, ornaments and throw pillows may make your home appear inviting but good lighting structures can actually affect how you feel. Lamps and shades are not only a stylistic choice but a functional one too, ensuring that you have the perfect setting for specific tasks such as sewing, reading or even watching a movie.

We’ve scoured the best high quality brands on the market and curated this selection which is available now from David Hunt Lighting, one of the UK’s longest surviving lighting manufacturers.

Founded in Birmingham in the 1800’s for the last 100 years David Hunt Lighting has been based in the North Cotswold market town of Shipston on Stour. They’re best known for designing and manufacturing beautiful, original products and offer hand finished items using traditional techniques in their factory. Above all, they’re proud to be British manufacturers and strive to achieve the highest standard of craftsmanship in every single product.

If you’re in the market for a show-stopping centrepiece for your living area, we think that this Hyde pendant light will work for you. Available in several shades including Arctic White and Smoke Blue, this contemporary design boasts a nostalgic nod to mid-century modern composition. It’s a high quality piece made with the finest brass framework and will look at home in both modern and traditional settings. Complete with hand spun metal shades and painted in Marston and Langinger’s exceptional paint palette, each colour option offers a style to fit your personal taste. Match with these modern, velvet cocktail chairs for a stylish living room ensemble.

To add warmth to a large open space, pick a few table lamps and experiment with placement to set the mood. This Como lamp has a ceramic base and looks best with the shade Truffle Silk with a warm bronze metallic laminate lining.

Place on a sideboard and light some scented candles to really evoke a feeling of cosiness this winter. We love the scent of The White Company Sandalwood candle for a warm, sophisticated evening aroma.

For an elegant hallway piece, we think the Pura table lamp ticks all the boxes. The solid base features a dark, marbled effect similar to tortoise shell and has glimmering gold flecks which sparkle in the light. Sold as base only, it looks just fabulous with this black silk shade with hidden gold metallic laminate lining. Set on this dark wood sideboard for a moody entrance way.

If you’re a budding writer then this quirky Author table lamp may just inspire you to write your first best-selling novel. The base is a sturdy bronze resin and will easily inject a little personality to any room. Designed as a reading light, you may want to display it at your bedside. Alternatively give it pride of place in your favourite reading nook and settle in for a well-lit browse through your bookshelf. Available with optional Zumin shade and features a coordinating braided cable, to be purchased separately.

In a minimalist home we think the right table lamp can steal the show. This Basket table lamp with intricate gold fretwork casting and black resin slate base is one of those decorative pieces that can easily jazz up an empty corner of your home. Supplied complete with this sensational Black 100% silk shade with gold metallic lining, we guarantee this unusual lamp will stand alone as a functional and ornamental appliance.

The aptly-named Hopper table lamp features this adorable little bronze resin hare, a friendly face to greet you whenever you pass by. With antique brass metalwork and coordinating braided cable, this lamp will bring a smile to your face and the solid quality is undeniably good. Team with your preferred shade and place on a table where you can see it everyday, it’s made to be enjoyed after all!

Fiona Reid

Fiona Thomas is a lifestyle blogger based in Birmingham. She graduated with a degree in Commercial Music where she snuck into several journalism classes and realised her real passion was writing. She had a successful career in management for several years before returning to her calling and started developing Fiona Likes to Blog, whilst working freelance for other websites. She is a keen advocate of positive body image, mental health awareness, fitness and wellbeing.

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