Lighting in the home

Monday, 30 January 2012

As of tomorrow I have the new keys to my home and a whole new journey begins. One that will incorporate many-a-trip to Builder Warehouse, I’m sure!

Firstly I am on the lookout for an out-of-this-world handyman. The men in my life are all looking pretty dismal when it comes to any of the DIY things that I am needing done – do any of you have someone who can do anything from shelving to lighting?

On that topic – I have also been trying to decide what sort of lighting I want to go for above my dining table. I always think it makes for a more intimate eve when the lighting is interesting and perfect at a dining table. Keeping in mind that my entertainment area (lounge, kitchen and dining area) is all in one and not massive, I thought it could be a nice touch to have some interesting lamps suspended a little lower around the table area.
I have been tossing up the options and my top three seem to all be very industrial (unlike me, but anyhoo), I am yet to make a decision. 

Anyone got any recommendations or decor input?

Idea 1: Tear-drop globes

Idea 2: The wired lampshade

Idea 3: The Industrial lamp

Image source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


  1. I love all of these except the wire lamps. Never enjoyed that.

    Try The Pink Handyman. He's lovely, and very well priced!

  2. Hey you....this is what we do! Our company is Summer House (home improvement and maintenance), check out the website and give me a shout if you need the smallest thing done or a larger project quoted on ;-) Good luck now!
    Ingrid Summers

  3. Hi lize - ya agree, that is the one I am most iffy about, except saw them in O.Live and they looked amazing...

    Thanks Ingrid - thats great to know. You sound like a real pro so will def keep this in mind xxx

  4. those industrial lamps are to die for!
    congratz on your house!
    cannot wait till the day I have my own to decorate and paint. nothing worse than having cream walls because your lease says you can't paint.

  5. so exciting! I love the wire lampshades - stunning!

  6. @SBITM - ah agree, was so sick of that. Looking forward to experimenting :)

    @Emma-Jane - Ya they beautiful, aren't they!