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Looking to take away those winter blues? We are covering everything needed to bring warmth and ambiance back into the home throughout the cooler months.

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about lighting and how it will set the tone and create a comforting ambiance throughout the winter months.

With it getting darker earlier, it’s important to make sure your interior schemes are looking warm and cheerful until the return of spring. If you’re searching for ideas on where to start, you’re in the right place! With some carefully considered planning and a few simple tips, you will find out just how easy it is to turn your home into a snug winter retreat!

Turn up the Warmth

A big rule for any lighting update is layering! Don’t stick to having just one single light within your interior as this will wash the room out and will make the area feel cold and characterless. Instead, why not create a lighting scheme and scatter a few lighting fixtures here and there to accentuate different areas of the room? A layered scheme will bring a soft and flattering look to a space and will remove the starkness of one single light.

Top tip: Focus on three levels of the room: ceilings, walls and tables.

Here at Amos Lighting we have such a vast choice of different lighting designs that will beautifully complement any traditional or modern interior scheme. You can go for something like our Frederick Table Lamp to softly illuminate a room, its Nordic look and feel will add a unique twist to interior schemes whilst uplifting the space with a warming glow. The light also comes in a floor-standing option for those of you seeking a coordinated look.

Update your Lamp Shades

If you’re not wanting to update all of your lighting, that’s not a problem! Simply swapping out your lamp shade is enough to create that cosy look and feel, change them to richer colours such as rusty red, dark orange and warm cream – your home will immediately be transformed into a snug space, perfect for long dark evenings.

It’s also important to ensure that you choose lampshades that will complement the rest of the colours in your room too. If you want the lights to be the focal point of the room, then choose bold colours that will stand out against the rest of the décor. For a more subtle approach, neutral tones are more suitable.

We would also recommend opting for opaque lampshades where you don’t need as much light, and translucent ones for ceiling lights to illuminate the whole room.

Create Warmth Through Statement Pendants

Now, if you’re all about making a real statement, pendant lights might just be the right option for you. This might seem like an odd choice if you’re looking to create a warmer look in your home, however pendants are actually perfect for focusing the attention onto one particular area. For example, if you’re sitting down for dinner with friends and family, a hanging pendant light over the dining table will perfectly draw the attention to your guests and food whilst also offering a subtle glow of warmth.

Pendant lights also look beautiful when placed along the hallway and in the living room, not only do they look pretty but they can radiate a beautiful ripple of light across a space and come in all different styles and sizes to ensure the perfect fit for your home.

They also look lovely when they are placed above a bedside table. Our Apulia Smoked Glass Pendant is a beautiful teardrop shape with a rippled texture that gives a relaxing and sophisticated look. It can either be placed individually or arranged in a trio over bigger areas such as breakfast bars or tables.

Truth be told, no matter how amazing your lighting may be, no amount of artificial lighting can replace the lack of sunlight. However, all of the lighting here at Amos Lighting will certainly boost your mood during the dark days and provide a truly comforting place to sit back and relax. We hope our blog has helped you consider your autumn winter lighting scheme, let us know how you get on!

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