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Take a look at our lighting and decorating tips for your house, garden, driveway, artwork, chalet and so much more!

Why not also take a look at our specific lighting tips for different rooms in the home including your kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Click here to view them.

  • Are you wondering how to light a kitchen? So often kitchen lighting is an afterthought, but if planned and designed well, a lighting scheme can transform your space completely. Rebecca Hutchison shares some simple yet important tips with Daisy Jeffery … Read more…

  • Our new Etta and Etta Eyelid under cupboard lights are versatile miniature LED lights. Here are our designers’ favourite ways to use them. Illuminate niches. Fit an Etta at the back of a niche to direct light towards a sculpture, creating a … Read more…

  • Here our Creative Director Sally Storey shares her knowledge to bring you tips on how to achieve layered lighting in your home. “Layering light is as important to a Lighting Designer as playing with texture, colour and materials is to … Read more…

  • Ensuring excellent colour rendition is key when selecting LEDS to bring colours to life as daylight. Here we show you the difference between CRI and TM-30 and why TM-30 is the ultimate measure. What is Colour Rendition? Colour rendition, or … Read more…

  • Are you looking for ideas or inspiration for traditional interiors and gardens? Look no further than our Inspirational Style video on traditional interiors/exteriors and lighting schemes. Find your next traditional interior inspirational design here:

  • Alfresco dining is one of summer’s pleasurable experiences. Creative Director Sally Storey shares her top 6 alfresco dining ideas on how the addition of light can add a wonderful new perspective to your alfresco dining experience.

  • Are you looking for ideas or inspiration for contemporary interiors and gardens? Look no further than our Inspirational Style video on contemporary interiors/exteriors and lighting schemes. Find your next contemporary interior inspirational design here:

  • THE FACTS The European Commission has ruled that halogen mains lamps will be phased out from September 2018. Why switch to LEDs now? Not only will switching to an LED engine save you money in the long run but a … Read more…

  • Rebecca Crawford, Senior Designer, was asked by Cate St Hill what the benefits, cost savings and design options there are for LED lights. Did you know that if the whole of Europe switched over to LEDs, we could save the equivalent of Portugal’s … Read more…

  • Antonia Ludden from #tidylife blog collaborated with Rebecca Hutchison, Senior Designer to discuss what layering with light entails and the best ways to layer with light. Did you know that when it comes to lighting the home, there is more … Read more…

  • Recently we worked with Lotte Brouwer from Yes Please Blog on clever lighting tricks for the living room and we have just collaborated with her again on clever lighting tricks for her living room. Click here to take a look … Read more…

  • What will make a difference when selling a house asks our Creative Director Sally Storey? It is all about presentation and creating that uniqueness. The most concealed and understated tool at your disposal is luxury lighting. It can emphasise the best … Read more…

  • Christmas is a time for friends and family to come together to celebrate. Whether you are hosting a small group or a large gang in your home, it always pays to be prepared. Julie Paul, Head of Interior Design at … Read more…

  • Sian Parsons, Senior Designer at John Cullen Lighting, collaborated with Katy Orme, owner of Apartment Apothecary blog, to fix her five main lighting problem areas in her home. Click on the below images to take a look at the areas that … Read more…

  • Sophie Robinson, blogger and interior stylist, recently came to one of our Lighting Masterclasses and has some fantastic advice for all the interior designers out there! Take a look at her top 10 lighting ideas that she learnt from the Masterclass … Read more…

  • We collaborated with Maxine Brady from WeLoveHome and helped her with her bedroom lighting and how to avoid making lighting mistakes. Click on the image below to take a look at her blog post on how to fix common bedroom … Read more…

  • With LED light sources and fittings lasting longer than ever before, it is important to consider carefully how to choose the best LED lights for your home and ultimately plan the lighting design from the start. To help you get the … Read more…

  • The fireplace is a key focal point of any living room so why not enhance your fireplace with lighting. Here our Design Director, Sally Storey, offers her five simple top tips for fireplace lighting to make your fireplace a feature. • Fireplaces … Read more…

  • Design Director Sally Storey talks to English Garden Magazine to tell you her guide to great garden lighting. See how introducing light to the garden can completely transform it after dark, creating an enchanting atmosphere once the sun has gone down. With tips from … Read more…

  • If you are looking at yacht lighting, look no further than our unique collection of light fittings. Designed ‘in house’ and manufactured in the UK, they are designed to work perfectly in boats as they are discreet, small, easy to install and … Read more…

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