Tis the season of joy, festivities and decorations. From tinsel to baubles and paper chains to fairy lights, it’s that time of year when we deck the halls – and the rest of the house!
It is also that time of year when house guests descend. Prior to the arrival of friends and family maybe it’s time to think about how to spruce things up a little? And how better than a little thoughtful lighting to “brighten” the place?
Regular readers will know that we recently moved house. This is the second home we’ve owned together and it is definitely better the second time round. We both know each other’s taste a little better and we’re both a little more chilled out about letting it grow with us. Lighting is important in our home to make each room feel comfortable and cosy. In our living room we have a couple of side lights and a couple of free standing lamps – and right now, the Christmas tree fairy lights are adding a little festive cheer. In our hallway we just added a new table and lamp to take the edge off the rather harsher ceiling lights.
In the bedrooms, we’ve found that floor standing up lighters create a relaxed feeling which is just right for bedtime reading, or to chill out during the evening.
For Christmas, fairy lights don’t have to be restricted to the Christmas tree, try hanging them in a window to share the festive feeling, or winding a string up the banisters.
Over at BHS there’s a massive collection of lighting to choose from – with over 500 light options from as little as £12. Make sure to check out the video for inspiration – and a little warm fuzzy feeling from the cute concept!
How do you light your home? Normally and at Christmas?