There are two types of lighting that have a place in your home.
Functional lighting. Functional lighting is, as the name suggests, functional. Functional lighting is the light you use to light your way and ensure maximum comfort in your home. Functional lighting can be fun, but that’s not its primary purpose; its primary purpose is to be user-friendly and useful.
Decorative lighting. Decorative lighting, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of functional lighting. Sure, it can be functional— but that’s not its primary purpose. Decorative lighting uses lighting as if it is artwork, providing genuine focal and interest points in a room.
It’s decorative lighting that we’re going to focus on today. While this area of home decor is not particularly new, it’s fair to say that the sheer scope of decorative lighting on offer has become truly overwhelming. As lighting professionals, we have seen demand for a wide range of aesthetically-pleasing lighting options increase exponentially over the past few years. If you have wondered how to use this kind of lighting in your own home — or you’re just not sure of the options available to you — then you’re definitely going to want to read on to find out more…
What is decorative lighting?
Let’s try and keep this simple. Decorative lighting is…
Beautiful. This kind of lighting should always look wonderful and, ideally, this should be the case whether the light is switched on or not.
Intricate. The best kinds of decorative lighting tend to have a level of intricacy to their design; something that encourages people to look closer and study their overall aesthetics. We believe it’s this desire for intricacy that has led to the popularity of our floral range, which you can check out at https://www.simplelighting.co.uk/decorative/. These designs are inherently more detailed than some options, which really adds to the “arty” feel of the piece, and helps explain their seemingly exponential growth in popularity!
Useful. The kind of usefulness expected of decorative lighting is different from functional, standard lighting— we consider “being beautiful” to be useful. We use this term to differentiate the high-quality lighting we provide from lower-quality products, which aren’t useful in terms of functionality (as the light isn’t bright enough) and are so poorly made they can’t be useful in terms of aesthetic appeal. To combat this, we seek to satisfy at least one of the “useful” criteria with every piece we offer for sale in our store.
What are the top three reasons for using decorative lighting?
Artwork with a difference
We can all put a piece of artwork on the wall, but when it’s in place, it doesn’t change much. This can be more than a little bit boring. However, when you use decorative lighting as artwork, you have no such problem. The piece is constantly changing, enhancing the mood of the room after dark, and maybe even offers an extra lighting source— all of which makes this kind of lighting far more useful than standard artwork!
We’re obviously a big fan of all the designs in our store, and we’re proud to say that our customers seem to agree with our (obviously outstanding!) taste. Whether it’s our stunning floral options on https://www.simplelighting.co.uk/decorative/, our fantastic novelty pieces that are sure to bring a smile to someone’s face, or our simple-yet-effective light-up mirrors, we offer a huge range for you to choose from. Whatever your taste, we’re as good as certain you’ll find the perfect light for you.
Create an ambience
Unlike other home features, decorative lighting is able to create an ambience that sets the mood for an evening. Whether you choose bright and bold lights to accompany a party, or a more mellow, soft tone for the perfect night in catching up with friends, the lighting you use helps to enhance the atmosphere of your chosen activity. While other forms of artwork may look good, they can’t contribute to the feel of your home in the same way.
Can businesses use this kind of lighting?
Absolutely! Businesses should never feel they have to be restricted by basic or standing lighting options. You can give your office extra character by choosing a novelty lighting piece, or just add some class and sophistication with a super-modern floor or table lamp. Our decorative lighting is popular with both business and residential customers, and we like to think that the pieces we have available are flexible enough to be used for a variety of different purposes.
If you’re buying for a business and aren’t sure if your chosen piece is suitable, then please do give us a call— we’ll be happy to advise you further!
What are your options for decorative lighting?
When it comes to this kind of lighting, we believe that the more choice you have, the happier you will be. That’s why we have gone out of our way to carefully curate a selection of decorative pieces of all shapes, sizes, and themes— so everyone can find the perfect choice for their preferences. Our range is extensive, with options ranging from simple contemporary table lamps through to child-friendly toys that are guaranteed to make you smile.
Why choose Simple Lighting for your decorative lighting purchases?
We’re a niche company who focus solely on providing the best lighting solutions for business and commercial customers. When you buy from us, you benefit from our years of experience in providing the very best lighting sales service to our countless happy customers. We offer free next day delivery if you spend over £50, and we’re also proud of our “no hassle” money back guarantee; if you don’t find the light you want first time, then we’re more than happy to accept a return.
So whether you’re looking for a new floor lamp or a more adventurous and decorative piece, Simple Lighting are always going to be the right choice.