Lighting has many roles in the home, from creating general ambience to illuminating work areas.
Table lamps are an easy and very affordable way to add warmth to any room in your home. Floor lamps which shine upwards bounce light off the ceiling to brighten the entire room, whereas down-lamps are useful for reading. New look rice paper sculputural floor lamps not only create a relaxing glow, but are also extremely affordable.
Pendant lamps are ideal for general ambient lighting. They look great over dining or kitchen tables, and should be hung at 55-60 cms above the table. It's best to add a dimmer switch so you can adjust the lighting for different occasions, and some of the newer pendants have integrated touch dimmers.
Halogen track lighting and spot-lights are used for highlighting artwork or other collectibles.
Lights can also be purely decorative pieces such as the new LED sculptural lamps.