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Creative lighting ideas

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Who doesn't love the look of an interesting light fitting or fixture? The thing is, there are so many different lighting options available these days, for some, to even begin the search is impossible! In our opinion, why settle for mediocre or average when there is such a huge range of creative and unique light solutions available? Pendants, recessed ceiling lights, chandeliers; to name just a few of the most popular choices on the market. The most important aspect to consider is to choose one that suits your needs, and above all, the space you plan to install it in. Look out for details like colour, form, and material finish- it may make a much bigger impact than you had imagined! Today on homify, we have a selection of creative and quirky lighting ideas for your viewing pleasure. Take a look…

Crystal clear

There is something undeniably timeless and charming about a crystal chandelier. Perhaps it's the fact they have been a coveted piece in our homes (and palaces!) for thousands of years, or the fact that a piece like pictured, would have once upon a time been available to only the very, very wealthy. In the homes of the rich and famous, a crystal chandelier, either in a traditional or modern shape will almost always hang from the staircase or double height living room ceiling. The Vintage Chandelier Company has recreated the classic chandelier forms we've come to know and love, and given them a little piece of the 21st century. The coloured pieces of glass give this light fixture an eclectic feel; making it the sort of piece that would slot right in to almost any home decorating theme or style.

Design defying

Chandelier:  Corridor, hallway & stairs by G Table
G Table


G Table

For those who still want the same wow factor that a chandelier gives off, but desire something a little more updated, why not invest in a show-stopping light fixture like the pictured piece from G Table? You can just imagine how this would look suspended from your dining room or living room- without fail, it would become one of the feature and talking points of the space. Reminiscent of an antique brass candelabra, the form looks very similar to the candle holders seen in medieval castles.

Short & sweet

Cow Wall Light - Mister Smith interiors:  Corridor, hallway & stairs by Mister Smith Interiors
Mister Smith Interiors

Cow Wall Light—Mister Smith interiors

Mister Smith Interiors

Perhaps you are more of a minimalist and want something a little more understated and subtle donning your walls. Mister Smith Interiors have these adorable brass-coloured, moose head wall lights which would look great side by side at your bed or even lined up in a corridor. The charcoal grey complements the brass perfectly; a wonderful melange of colours for any avid home decorator or designer. 

Light play

Eaton Mews North - Accent Lighting:  Corridor, hallway & stairs by Roselind Wilson Design
Roselind Wilson Design

Eaton Mews North—Accent Lighting

Roselind Wilson Design

Roselind Wilson Design shows off how to use stunning architectural details for maximum impact in this staircase landing. Why opt for conventional LED or recessed lighting when you can have something as intricate and interesting as this? By playing with lights and shadows, we see a totally unique staircase lighting concept. There is no need for hanging wall art here- this blank, white space has been transformed into an area that will rival even the most expensive piece of art. 


These Bocci light fittings come from Future Light Design, and are a stunning and whimsical addition to this staircase area. Hanging delicately from the ceiling at different intervals, these lights give an illusion of airiness and weightlessness. Unrestricted in their nature, the freely suspended bulbs appear to dangle precariously in mid-air. From this angle, we can see the delicate strings they hang from, but you can just imagine the cascading effect that would be seen from underneath.

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