Small dining room with overhead bare bulb pendants

5 Dining room ideas for small spaces

A dining room, no matter the size, can be a key social space within the home. Whether you’re throwing elaborate dinner soirées or just catching up with the family, it’s important to make the dining room work for you. As the average square footage shrinks, it’s vital to make the most of all the space […]

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5 Best Dining Room Ideas on a Budget

With a potential spring dining room spruce on the horizon, you may have big plans but a tight budget. However, there’s no need for nervous glances at your bank balance, there are lots of ways to revamp your space without splashing the cash. Here are some of the best budget-friendly dining room fix-ups. 5 Best […]

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How to plan kitchen lighting: Islands

Islands remain an effective way to squeeze some extra work, prep or dining space into your kitchen. Furthermore, an island, properly utilised, can become a central feature of the room. Because it has such key and varied roles, lighting the kitchen island can feel like a tough task. So, follow our essential guide and avoid […]

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Lighting tips to transform your living room

Lighting for your living room is one of the most important lighting decisions you’ll make for your home. After all, it’s where you escape to at the end of the day and where you want to feel most comfortable. Here’s some living room lighting tips to get it right first time. Do – Create Levels […]

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Lighting Inspiration for Small Hallways

The hallway is one of those strange spaces: crucially important and yet pathologically overlooked. When you consider it’s the first area that visitors see, the hallway is your first opportunity to create a good impression and express your style. As such, it’s key to decorate and light your hallway effectively to create a welcoming and […]

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What Type of Cable – Lighting or Power? | Lighting Advice

What type of cable you need depends on the application – what you are going to use the cable for. Here’s some information to help you choose the right cable. The capacity of a cable to ‘carry’ electricity depends on the cross-sectional area of the conductors – the copper cores which conduct electricity. Cross-sectional area is […]

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Moleskine vs Leuchtturm | What’s the Difference?

We personalise many thousands of Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917 notebooks every year – see the notebook range here. Each one gets unwrapped and checked for quality before it is personalised. SHOP PERSONALISED NOTEBOOKS Here’s our analysis of Moleskine vs Leuchtturm based on the many thousands we’ve inspected. Moleskine vs Leuchtturm – Quality and Finish The overall […]

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Kitchen Lighting | Lighting 101 | Unit 6

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to kitchen lighting because kitchens take many forms: from the narrowest galley kitchen to large open plan rooms incorporating spaces for dining or socialising. SHOP KITCHEN LIGHTING There are, however, a number of general points to consider and Unit 6 of Lighting 101 looks at these. Task […]

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Basics of Lighting Design | Lighting 101 | Unit 5

For commercial projects, the technical knowledge and aesthetic judgement of a lighting design professional may be required to ensure a lighting scheme meets the aims of the project. SHOP LIGHTING But: for projects in the home, there are several concepts which can help ‘amateur’ lighting designers create effective lighting. Part 5 of Lighting 101 – […]

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Lamp Holders Explained | Lighting 101 | Unit 4

A lamp holder is the device for holding a light bulb or lamp. Most light fittings or luminaires have a lamp holder. SHOP LAMP HOLDERS For wall and ceiling lights with a fixed lamp holder, it’s important that the lamp holder is compatible with the type of bulb you want to use. For pendant lights […]

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