Nothing changes an interior as dramatically as well-placed and well-chosen lighting. Whether it’s floor lamps, ceiling lights, table lamps, dimmers, LEDs or chandeliers, the lights can be one of the most important furnishings you choose. Next is home to a dazzling array of lighting choices, catering for each room in the house and conjuring an eclectic array of styles – from the super-stylish Dillon range to the ultra-cool black and gold of the Remi collection, to the elegant anglepoise standing lamps in the Frome range. Here, we take you through the home, from kitchen to living room to dining room to bedroom, to explore the impact great lighting has in your interior spaces – as well as the positive effects it can have on your mood and well-being.
It’s the heart of the home, it’s a place of work when it comes to making the family dinner, it’s where everyone gathers and, for many, where you feel most at ease. You want your lighting to reflect that, with a welcoming glow that both brightens and boosts. For a minimalist take that will make instant impact, Next’s new Dillon range of ceiling lights (from £40) offer a crisply contemporary ambience, coming in globe, droplet and pendant shapes, and featuring an exposed swirl filament bulb set in smokey green-tinted glass. The Skandi vibe of the Grey Copper Tiered Shade (£55) casts a calming copper glow – or opt for the warmth of the sumptuous matte black and gold of the Remi Pendant (£99).
The living room
For a room that’s about welcoming guests and relaxing in comfort, you need lighting that creates a sense of ease and warmth. Next’s AW 2020 range has a wealth of options to create atmospheric ambience while tapping into your own signature style. The Aria Chandelier (£220) is a showstopper of a piece in glass and metal that brings the wow factor to any room. The Alexis range (from £48) of flush-fitting ceiling lights and dazzlingly sophisticated table lamps in cut glass and metal takes inspiration from the Roaring Twenties and is part of the Razzle Dazzle range, reflecting timeless, sophisticated chic. For a cool, contemporary alternative, the Copper Effect lighting range draws on on-trend dark blues and gold for its elegantly tiered ceiling shades (from £25) and striking, minimalist floor lamps. As a sidelight or striking floor light, the art deco-inspired Frome (£70) adds a cool and elegant heritage feel to your decor. Or for a minimalist look, the Dillon table light (£40) is a perfect choice to accent an artwork or architectural feature.
For the space where you want to enjoy relaxed get-togethers and comfortable conversation, it’s all about creating an authentic glow that subtly captivates. The Grove range of easy-fit shades and floor lamps (from £60) makes a perfect choice, with two-tiered shades featuring a softly-lit tree-line silhouette, and a simple, pale grey metal stand. The Frome pendant ceiling light (£180) and Highworth two-light linear bar (£140) are perfect for lighting the dining table – think of adding dimmer switches so you can adjust the ambience with your courses. Chandeliers, of course, are major statement pieces – as well as the Aria, the stunning three-light Greta (£140) is an elegant statement piece that oozes golden-era Hollywood charm.
It’s your place of retreat, of rest, intimacy, sleep and replenishment. Your lighting needs to reflect those moods without evaporating them in a daylight glare. Luckily all wall and ceiling lights are adjustable when used with the Next range of dimmable bulbs and dimmer switches. Add a dimmer to the Holborn pendant over your bed for perfect ambient lighting, its gold/copper interior spreading a warm sunset glow, while the Grove “serenity” table lamp (£50) is perfect for your bedside. For a cool, calm and collected contemporary feel, the Copper shade (£35) and range of ceiling, floor and table lamps brings stylistic unity to the bedroom.
The kids’ bedrooms
Children’s bedrooms are more often than not stuffed with toys and covered in posters – and while it’s a place to sleep, it’s a playroom too. For daytime, bright and simple ceiling lights and wall lights – think the Star LED Ceiling Light (£50) and its matching Star Table Lamp (£45), the perfect solutions for your light, bright little ones. In the evening, get them feeling relaxed with a cute colour-changing lamp in a Unicorn or Dinosaur shape (£22), or with the Moon and Stars Projector Feature Light (£15) that will soon have them drifting off to the Land of Nod.
Many people are still working from home – and whether you have the room to dedicate to work alone or you share the kitchen table or sofa with your laptop, the strikingly cool Pittsburgh Tripod Floor Lamp (£185) is the business, perfectly complemented by the Brooklyn Table Lamp (£38) and the Remi pendant (£99). Meanwhile, the minimalist elegance of the bulbous Dillon pendant lights are another great choice for bright and clear lighting that helps you focus.
Easy updates for the season ahead
Whether you want to tap into new trends, up the cosy factor or make your home more special for the season ahead, Next Home has everything you need to make effortless updates that will transform every room.From easy accessories to so-comfy sofas, and stylish lighting, tableware and furnishings that will make instant impact, it’s never been simpler to make your home work harder, so you can focus on enjoying every moment with your loved ones in the place that matters most.
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