Interiors: Let there be light

Interiors: Let there be light

As the clocks go back it’s time to turn up the brightness on grey winter days with interiors editor Sally Cullen’s latest lighting picks and tricks

 Go for bold

A statement light or chandelier is a chic way to add focus and drama to dining areas. This contemporary neon design contrasts beautifully with the organic feel of the concrete walls

Pendant light, £299; dining table, £2,645; chairs, £310 each; sheepskins, £139 each; pasta bowls, £22 each; dinner plates, £22 each; cutlery, £350 for 42-piece set; napkins, £10 each; decanter, £40; wine glasses, £40 for four; scented candle, £35; candleholder, £29; dinner candle, £3; trays, from £65 each, and plant pot, £39, all


Create atmosphere

Candles add ambience and can be used with table lamps to build the right mood. Don’t be afraid to mix up materials – this wooden lamp and metal candleholder work together for a naturally evolved look


Table lamp, £550; sideboard, £1,795; armchair, £795; rug, £1,095, and cushion, £95, all

Table lamp, £550; sideboard, £1,795; armchair, £795; rug, £1,095, and cushion, £95, all

Set the tones

Earthy shades are bang on trend and bring the feeling of the outside in. This single pendant works well but consider how many people regularly sit around your table or kitchen island – if you have a bigger family, add more lights!


Work the floor

Floor lamps add style to a space and create pools of light that look great when layered with table lamps or overhead lights. Choose an accent colour for your lamp that ties it into the room but lets it steal the limelight


Therapy Lights 

Great for illuminating dark days and relieving seasonal affective disorder 



 Floor Lamps 

These will brighten up your space, even when turned off 





Grab a lighter – nothing ups the cosy factor like candlelight 



 Picture Research: Charlotte Page