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Wall Lights & Ceiling Lights – How To Choose Your Style?

Author: Sarah Wigmore
Published: September 8, 2014

Choosing the right indoor wall lights and ceiling lights is about so much more than just the illumination they produce. Yes functionality is important, but so is style. Whether you want a minimalistic space or opulent surroundings, the right design of light fitting will help set the scene.
Consider the size of your room as well as the height of your ceiling when making your selection. Look at your furnishings and colour scheme and then choose the style that complements the décor.

Choose Your Look

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Contemporary

Bold styling and simple lines define the contemporary look. Take the Parma 250 LED Wall Light with its streamlined design as a good example. This white plaster uplighter will sit beautifully on the wall of a modern room and can be painted if you want to add different tones to your setting.

A neat modern way to highlight your kitchen surfaces is with the Pollicino Single Spotlight. It mixes polished and matt chrome to create an interesting and instantly contemporary finish.

As well as an interesting finish, a brightly coloured fitting can also make an impact. Take a look at the Soho 3 Light Pendant – Red which can be positioned over a kitchen island for a striking effect.

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Traditional

If you have a larger room with a high ceiling then why not consider a chandelier. The Vaudeville 8 Light Pendant will add a touch of sophistication to your room with its traditional antique brass finish. Let it take centre stage over a rich mahogany table and team it with matching Vaudeville Twin Wall Lights for a smart cohesive look.

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For a smaller space a semi-flush fitting will work well. You don’t have to compromise on style either as can be seen with the Tiffany Style Dragonfly Semi Flush. This beautiful ceiling light with a stunning array of colours will make an eye-catching piece in any stylish home.

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Glamour

Wall lights and ceiling lights are the perfect accessory for your indoor space when trying to achieve a sense of glamour. Cascading pendant lights above a sweeping staircase can create a dramatic result. Look for light reflecting properties as seen in the Galileo 20 Light Pendant - 2 Metre Drop.

Team a fitting with a faceted crystal shade and droplets such as the Selina Wall Light with a velvet chaise longue for a touch of vintage glamour.

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Vintage

If you want to create a bit of nostalgia then why not go for some vintage light fittings. Taking design inspiration from a bygone era, the Ardeche Large Pendant – Clear in fluted glass will certainly make a beautiful feature.

The Katie Twin Wall Light exudes vintage glamour and can add some ambient lighting to your room.
Choose a dimmable bulb for your light fittings if you want to create a relaxed mood after dark.


Steer away from trends when choosing your lights as fashions tend to come and go. Choose indoor wall and ceiling lights that are in keeping with your home, be it a modern townhouse or a rural farmhouse, and that are proportionate to your rooms. Consider how much natural light your rooms get too as this may have a bearing on your choice. Why not check out our full range of wall lights and ceiling lights for yourself.

For more great advice check out our Lighting Ideas section.