When it comes to choosing lighting fixtures for your home it can sometimes be a daunting experience. Where do you start? What lighting is required for different rooms? Will it suit my decor? What type of lighting do I go for?

There are many different considerations to make when choosing the right lighting fixtures for your home. The good news is that armed with the right information it can be a seamless buying experience.

This guide will help you to select the right type of lighting fixtures for your home.

Wall Lights

Wall lights are a great way of helping to divide up a room. In a hallway, wall lights are a great supplement to a ceiling or pendant light through layer lighting as they can help to create a much softer ambience.

Wall lights should not be overlooked, but instead used as a component with your other light fixtures.

In a small bedroom where space is limited, a wall light on either side of the bed would be a much better alternative than a lamp. In a bathroom they could be positioned on either side of a mirror as opposed to spotlights. The symmetry creates visual balance and provides better depth of lighting for the tasks that need it such as applying makeup and shaving.

Our luxury, stylish indoor wall lights come in a variety of finishes and shapes to suit multiple decors and situations. They can help to add character to any room.

Ceiling Lights

If you're looking to make a statement, a stunning ceiling light will create a focal point and presence in a hallway. Whilst also helping to brighten up what can be a dark space in a home.

Ceiling lights are great alternatives to pendant lights in the bedroom for a main overhead light fixture.

But if you're looking to make a statement, then a chandelier is a ceiling light that will fill your chosen space with presence. Chandeliers come in a wide range of styles these days, so you can easily find one to suit your chosen space.


Downlights are a fully versatile light fixture that can be used throughout a home. In kitchens, they're great for providing brightness for food prep areas.

All of our LED downlights are fire rated and have a front-facing CCT easy switch enabling you to quickly change between 3000K (warm white), 4000K (daylight white) and 6000K (cool white). This means you can change the level of light to suit your mood and requirements.

This is what makes downlights such an incredibly versatile and useful asset to any home.

Pendant Lights

Pendant lights look great when grouped together in a kitchen or dining space. They work so well above breakfast bars or dining tables as they help to define the space. They can also provide excellent task lighting for areas that need it most, such as over a breakfast bar or dining table.

However, don't think pendant lights should just reside in the kitchen. Pendant lighting can add an unusual and gorgeous focal point in other areas you may not have considered.

Light up a reading nook, position them on either side of a bed in the bedroom, or over a coffee table. Whilst pendant lights work perfectly when hung above a target option, you can be creative with their positioning too.

Outdoor Lighting

When choosing outdoor lighting you need to ensure that they are suitably IP rated. IP stands for Ingress Protection. An IP rating helps to advise how well protected the light fitting is against moisture and other foreign bodies such as dirt.

For outdoor lighting, you need to opt for lighting that is IP-rated 45 and above. This will protect the light from dirt, moisture, and weather conditions.

Wall lights are a popular choice for outdoor lighting, typically for entranceways, sheds and garden spaces. Our Hopkin Polished Solid Brass wall light is truly stunning. With an IP rating of 66, this vintage style light is perfect for adding ambience to your garden space. As it is also made from real solid brass, this light will not corrode when exposed to the elements. This is also a suitable light for bathrooms.

The right lighting fixtures can make or break a room. Our recommendations will help you to carefully consider your lighting options next time you have a revamp in your home.

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