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Get to know your lighting styles
Italian lighting comes in all forms from the contemporary to the more traditional. Here at Inspiring Lights we stock contemporary Italian lighting by Metal Lux – including Italian chandeliers, pendants, table lamps, standard lamps and wall lights.

An A to Z of Lighting
Bella Figura is one of the UK’s top manufacturers and suppliers of fine decorative lighting. Famed for its mix of classical and contemporary styles Bella Figura has been a resource for designers, architects and hotels around the world for over 25 years.

Get your home ready for autumn with warm and inviting interior and exterior lighting
Autumn is just around the corner now and the kids are about to return to school. This year’s summer holidays are a distant happy memory and our thoughts turn once again to work, life at home, open fires and those warming autumnal dinners.

Chandeliers Style Guide - Adding Chandeliers to Each Room of Your Home
Contemporary chandeliers or traditional chandeliers can create striking centrepieces for many rooms in the home. When choosing your chandelier, it is important to consider the décor and size of a room as well as its ceiling height – to find the right style of chandelier for the space.  Think about the ambiance you want to create within each room

The history of Chandeliers
The roots of the modern chandelier can be traced as far back as 1460. With no electricity to illuminate them, these simple lighting arrangements were created using just wood and wax. A cross was formed from two pieces of wood with spikes at either end. Candles would then be placed on the spikes and lit and the whole arrangement would be hoisted from its central point, using a rope or chain, which was fed through a hook in the ceiling. Read on...

Contemporary or Traditional: Choosing the right lighting for your home
Choosing the right style of lighting for your home can transform your living space. Lights help to warm up a room, making it a bright and welcoming place to spend time and well thought out lighting will create a versatile room that can be used for a wide range of purposes. Read on...

Get your garden ready for summer – with new garden and patio lighting
With spring finally here and the long cold winter firmly behind us, the time has come to get out into the garden for that post winter tidy up and prepare for the warm summer months to come. The evenings have started to draw out now and the temperature is rising steadily, meaning we can finally start to enjoy our gardens again. Soon it will be the time of year to invite friends round for drinks and eats in your outside space. Read on...

Choosing pendant light shades for each room of the home
Pendant lighting is named after the fact that it resembles the shape of a pendant. Pendants are items of jewellery that hang from a chain, usually worn around the neck and, since pendant lighting hangs from the ceiling, it is this hanging aspect that gives this form of lighting its name. Pendant lighting is extremely versatile and can be utilised in any room of the home to great effect. Read on...











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