Kitchen Lighting

Top tips for lighting a kitchen

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Kitchens are one of the most used rooms within the home. They get used several times every day, sometimes for prolonged periods, especially if they also offer a dining function. As well as the frequency of use, they are inhabited at all points of the day; the morning for breakfast, through to the night time when getting a drink before …

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Lighting a child’s bedroom

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We may not immediately think of childrens’ bedrooms when we consider lighting design, but how a youngster’s room is lit is very important. As children get older, they spend more time in their bedroom, so it is important that the environment is right for playing, learning, relaxing and sleeping. Here are Truly Lighting’s top considerations for lighting your child’s bedroom. …

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Tips on lighting hallways and stairs

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It is sometimes easy to assume hallways and stairs don’t need much attention when it comes to décor and lighting. While it is true that we don’t spend a lot of time in them, they are simply there to either enter the property or move between floors, getting the look right will ensure these spaces are an integral part of …

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How to light compact spaces

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Small spaces really benefit from good lighting, as it creates the appearance of the space being larger than it is. Layering the lighting is a great way to achieve this, as it creates a depth to the light rather than just illuminating from the top down. Hidden strip lights combine function with form, adding a soft glow while not taking …

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2021 Lighting trends

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Like all interior design elements, each year will bring new trends, ideas and popular designs. Truly Lighting always keeps up with latest trends, ensuring we can advise our clients on the latest developments, technologies and designs. Here’s our owner’s, Christina Nicolaides, look ahead to 2021. Hidden light sources Truly Lighting has discussed hidden light sources before, and the move towards …

Bedroom Lighting

How to light your bedroom

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Bedrooms can play an important role within the home. Aside from sleeping, it is the place for relaxing, either before bed or when you wake in the morning before you start your day. Lighting can make a significant difference to your circadian rhythm, the internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. So it is important to ensure your lighting supports …

How to light large open spaces

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When lighting large open spaces, the key is finding the right balance of enough light, while maintaining ambience and warmth. Truly Lighting has worked on some beautiful, larger spaces, including the communal areas such as the lobby and lounge areas of the Al Bustan Residences in Saudi Arabia. Here are some thoughts on how to approach larger, open spaces. Layering …

Discreet lighting

3 ideas for adding discreet lighting to your home

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Having worked on a wide range of lighting projects, there has been a clear move towards discreet lighting, particular in residential settings. Unless there is a decorative element to the lighting, homeowners tend to favour hidden, subtle fittings. This means the lighting becomes an integral part of the design and décor, and works with it, not against it. Here are …

Bathroom lighting

Top tips for bathroom lighting

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Bathrooms are such an important part of the home. Not only are they a very functional room in the house, they can also be a space to relax, take time out and unwind. We’ve surely all enjoyed a long soak in the tub, or an energising and refreshing shower. This balance between function and the need for ambience can be …

Why lighting designers need face to face meetings

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An important part of a lighting designer’s role is to research and specify lighting products & technology. As well as functional aspects such as luminaires and bulbs, there are also more decorative elements to source and specify. From chandeliers to pendants, wall lights to lamps, there are many amazing solutions out there for lighting designers to choose from to ensure …