Big Space Lighting

Five tricks for lighting big spaces

1) Go a little brighter: Light coming from up high decreases as a function of the square of the distance. Confused? Don’t be: it basically means that light mounted twice as high, is one-fourth as bright. So – unless you are opting for multiple lights – you just need to go a little bolder to […]

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Maria Cage Light

New: The Bronze Maria Banjo | Wall Light with Cage

Here at Urban Cottage Industries, we are always innovating. We have now expanded our wall light range to include the Bronze Maria Banjo Wall Light with Cage. The light couples the rough industrial look of a cage with the laidback chic and functionality of an adjustable wall light. The balloon cage, with its intricate detailing, […]

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6 Steps to a Cosier Home

With the British summer, yes all two weeks of it, in full retreat it’s time to prepare for the dark days ahead. The winter months divide opinion but with a few tweaks, you can transform your home into the ultimate cosy sanctuary! Think warm I’m not just talking about that big blanket, add warmth to […]

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Let there be light blogger competition

HOW TO ENTER To enter the competition, publish your “Let There Be Light” blog post on your own blog containing two images – one showcasing natural light and one showcasing artificial light – including a follow link to All entries must be made via a blog post. Entrants via social media must include @urbancottageind […]

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How To Style Fabric Lighting Cable: The Wrap Technique

Urban Cottage Industries offers a host of fabric lighting cable options. With a plethora of colours and two distinctive styles, it’s easy to create a styled look that’s unique to you.  Once you’ve made your colour selection, ordered the cable and produced your fixture, you can start to think about how to style the cord. […]

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Laid Back Farmhouse

An extension offers a great opportunity to create a truly bespoke space catered to your exact requirements. Nat recently finished work on her farmhouse extension in West Sussex and was kind enough to share some images with us. By using subtle earthy tones, she has created a laid-back retreat awash with relaxing touches. Maintaining a consistent […]

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How To Choose A Light Bulb

When Urban Cottage Industries established itself as a company, we stocked a single bulb type. Since then; tastes, trends and technologies have developed and so has our range. We now offer four main lamp types each with their own strengths and weaknesses. With these varied characteristics, we have all of your lighting needs covered.   […]

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Smoke Glass Cylinder Shade

Meet Our New Smoked Cylinder Shade

We’ve expanded our range of cylinder shades to include this new smoked glass variant. The more muted tones of the smoked cylinder shade make it extremely versatile in terms of application, with its subtle grey tint being a great match for most colour schemes. Gently opaque, the smoked shade offers diffused lighting – perfect for ambient […]

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Bare Bulb Pendants

With no sign of slowing down, the popularity of bare bulb pendants continues to grow. Astute consumers continue to transform their living spaces with minimal fuss by adopting this stripped back design hack. With good reason! Here’s why: The bare bulb pendant offers a truly versatile and highly customisable solution for most spaces Going shade-less […]

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Industrial Light Fittings for The Venue | Factorylux Pendant & Wall Lights

Factorylux industrial light fittings have been installed at The Venue in Barkisland, West Yorkshire. The Venue is located in Bowers Mill, a former water powered woollen and worsted mill near Halifax. The lighting was installed as part of a major renovation programme. SHOP INDUSTRIAL LIGHT FITTINGS The stone-built mill building has a saw-tooth roof with […]

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