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How To Choose Conservatory Lighting?

Author: Sarah Wigmore
Published: March 21, 2014

As daylight fades, the right conservatory lighting can create a relaxed, warm and inviting space to carry you through into the evening. Whether you use your conservatory as a second living room filled with comforting furnishings or as a place to dine, we will show you the best lighting techniques.

Let's take a look at some of the most popular lighting options for this particular space.

Some Good Ideas

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Wire Lighting

With no reflective surfaces to cast the light back into the room, a good choice for conservatory lighting is spot lighting on a wire system. The Scope Wire Light System with its 5 adjustable spotlights can be positioned to highlight areas in your conservatory whilst avoiding glare from light hitting windows. It’s perfect for uneven ceilings too.

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Recessed Spotlights

If you like to star-gaze at night, it is probably best to avoid uplighters in your conservatory. To create real drama why not install recessed spotlights along your ceiling beams. Try a directional spotlight such as the Directional Downlight – White and add striking emphasis to interesting features such as potted plants and ornaments.

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Low Level Lighting

To create a cosy ambience in your conservatory keep the lighting low both in terms of height in the room and brightness. A stylish table lamp positioned on a smart oak coffee table or window ledge will add an extra layer of light and texture to the room whilst doubling up as a reading light.

For a beautiful piece of lighting with a sensei pearl shade well suited to conservatory lighting, take a look at the Contour Platinum Table Lamp . Mix and match with scatter cushions in co-ordinating fabrics from Harlequin for your very own indoor sanctuary.

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Floor Lamps

Rich terracotta floor tiles with complementing painted walls in warm hues will make your conservatory a place you want to relax and unwind in all year round. A couple of soft armchairs with a smart floor lamp will complete the look. A stylish contemporary lamp such as the Arvin Overhang Floor Lamp will be ideal.

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Chandeliers

Use statement lighting to create a centre piece. If you use your conservatory for dining, what better way to bring an elegant twist to your space than with a stunning chandelier positioned above your table. An ornate piece such as the Nina 5 Light Chandelier will bring glamour and sophistication to your conservatory lighting.

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Pendant Lighting

Whether you want a traditional setting or a more contemporary vibe, pendant lighting will work well in a conservatory suspended from the ceiling. The designer Aperture 65 Shade inspired by the natural geometry of plant forms will be a work of art in its own right during the day and will bring a beautiful glow to your conservatory at night.

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Picture Lighting

Whether it’s family photos or exquisite watercolours attractive pictures are guaranteed to enhance your conservatory décor. Illuminate them with a slim-line picture light such as the modern Vermeer 40 LED Picture Light.

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Outdoor Lighting

You can almost be at one with your garden when sitting in your conservatory during the day. At night time the vast expanses of black glass can feel oppressive so a good trick is to install some outdoor lighting to draw your eye to the end of your garden. Dot garden stake lights in flower beds or use a tile light positioned in your brick work. The Croxley White LED Tile Light will add a wash of light to your outside space.


You really can take your pick of conservatory lighting to reflect your own personal style but don’t forget to consider the size and function of the room. From vintage glamour to minimalist styling we have the lights for you.

For more inspiration see our Lighting Ideas section.

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