Buyers Guides

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

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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Bold styling and simple lines define the contemporary look. Take the Parma 110 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 Hyssna 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 Edit 3 Light Pendant – Red which can be positioned over a kitchen island for a striking effect.

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If you have a larger room with a high ceiling then why not consider a chandelier. The Regent 6 Light Pendant will add a touch of sophistication to your room with its traditional polished nickel 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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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 Eze Wall Light with a velvet chaise longue for a touch of vintage glamour.

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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.

Maxine Clarke Senior Buyer

Maxine has been our decorative buyer since 2015. With her experience in working for consumer-led brands, she is the perfect person to pick out the latest lighting trends for both your home and business. Maxine has an eye for the best up-and-coming lighting from the UK and around the world and works tirelessly to add new brands to our portfolio. One of her trends to watch in 2020 is connectable garden lighting; with summer garden parties more and more popular, being able to build and extend your own outdoor lighting with spotlights, festoons and string lights has never been easier – simply plug and play.