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Wall lights serve an important role in illuminating rooms all across the UK. But more than just providing a source of light to a dark corner, wall lights can completely transform how our rooms look. Yet despite this, we focus on things such as wallpaper, shades of paint and the colour of our furniture. However, a simple, well-placed wall light can have just as transformative an effect, if not more. But it's still important to find the right style of wall light to suit the interior design of your home.
Generally, there are five popular styles of wall lights in the UK today: traditional, contemporary, designer, industrial and outdoor. So what do we mean when we say traditional vintage wall lights then? Traditional is as it sounds – a vintage look whereby rooms make use of large, overarching furnishing. The inspiration behind the traditional style is usually the 18th and 19th century designs of aristocratic Europe. Just think of all those bedroom interiors with four poster beds and plush armchairs in the Jane Austen television period dramas and that best describes 'traditional'. Brass wall lights can help capture the ornate look and feel of this traditional style. Given that the traditional colour scheme features earthy tones such as dark green, gold and brown, brass fits in with this style quite nicely. It's possible to find lights for walls that look like, for example, antique bells – meshing perfectly with the surroundings. Candle lights for walls are also very appealing to look at and can help create a particular vintage aura within a room. You can even take this one step further and install a wall lantern to create a special, warm effect for those dark, rainy nights spent inside reading a great book, Jane Austen or otherwise!
So, now that we understand what traditional wall lights are like, what about contemporary lights for walls? Contemporary design (also known as transitional design) is a combination of older features and the modern aesthetic. Contemporary isn't quite the same as 'modern'. Modern refers to a design approach that spanned from the early 20th century to the mid-to-late 20th century. 'Contemporary', however, refers to a style that is relevant to today in a time and place. It is what is popular, what is artistic and a representation of the societies we live in today. So contemporary style in, for example, London can be different from contemporary design in Glasgow, Manchester or anywhere else in the world. However, there are certain things that represent contemporary, regardless of geographical location. Reflective chrome wall lights, glass wall lights, as well as the stainless steel look have come to dominate rooms and homes that feature contemporary styles. You can even capture a certain contemporary look from elsewhere in the world. Why not have a globe light shade mounted on the wall to provide a Parisian feel?
The term 'designer' means lots of different things to a lot of different people. But generally, it refers to an interior style that is extremely fashionable, completely original and wonderfully imaginative. So designer interior wall lights are, essentially, pieces of art. When we say designer though, it can be a mesh of the contemporary, modern and the traditional. This is often the style that many people seek when looking to, for example, renovate their bathrooms. Designer bathroom wall lights are extremely popular, but one should not venture too far into the realm of art installations when it comes to such lights. This is because bathroom lighting requires a little bit more thought due to there being regulations governing the particular light fixtures that can used in bathrooms, shower rooms or wet rooms. This comes in the form of different zones; and each zone dictates which particular lights are allowed near or close to water sources. So if you are on the lookout for designer light fixtures for your bathroom walls, it's best to shop at a speciality light fixture stores. Artists may not appreciate such bathroom rules and mainstream shops can offer options that are just too generic, so a speciality wall light fixture shop is a great choice to find such safe, yet designer, pieces.
When it comes to looking for outside wall lights for your garden, garage, shed or front-door, industrial wall lights are a terrific option. As the name suggests, industrial lights are the preferred option for factory or plant settings – particularly outside doors or in stairwells. But the term doesn't need to refer to mass-produced, identical lights; it can also mean bespoke lights in the style of industrial lighting. Industrial can also be modern, contemporary and vintage. Take, for example, a nautical light or a light that is styled like that which would be seen on the bulk head of a submarine. Lights for outdoor walls can also be designed to mimic old-fashioned street lamps. The reason industrial-styled lighting is so good for outside is because that often this type of lighting is made with durability and toughness in mind. It is designed and manufactured from hardy materials that makes it perfect for weathering all sorts of conditions. But irrespective of what wall lights UK wide that you are looking for, you should be able to find all of the above options and more at a dedicated, specialist wall light seller. However, it can be hard to find such a company – we know. It's actually why we set up The Wall Lighting Company Ltd in the first place.
At The Wall Lighting Company Ltd, we are absolutely dedicated to providing beautiful, ornate and bespoke wall lighting options that will add a pleasant new feel to both the interior and exterior of your home or properties. Many of our wall lights are lovingly hand-crafted and we work hard from our headquarters on an old Kentish Farm to provide our customers with a wide collection of fixtures. Don't see what you're looking for? Don't worry – just get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01580 712805 and we will help you source your ideal style of wall light.
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