Home visit: lighting ideas we’ve seen and loved


Winter is always a good time to think about lighting and the feel-good difference it can make to life indoors. To get you inspired, here’s our pick of ideas from homes we’ve visited.

Have fun with your lighting. If you love colour, play with it! We visited Toni’s home, where colour made her happy. She picked lights that did the tasks she needed and added personality.

Beautifully controlled lighting

Dimmable light is a simple but effective idea. Change the mood of a room, from energised to relaxed, at the turn of a switch. Being able to do that by remote control used to be super expensive, but the beauty of the TRÅDFRI smart lighting range is that it’s affordable and easy to use – just swap to TRADFRI bulbs and use the remote to control them!

The key to good task lighting is matching it to how you use a room: a spotlight above a worktop makes food prep easier; a moveable work lamp means light is directed where it’s needed.

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Think about the details. From the material and the way it casts light round a room, to being able to solve everyday niggles like a late-night reader sleeping next to an early riser!

Use your lights to direct how people interact with your space. A floor lamp makes a corner a cosy place to read while guests will lean into a cluster of tables when lit by low-hanging light.