Putting your home in the spotlight

Ever since we moved into our home 4 years ago and began doing it up, one of the things that we’ve actually put a fair bit of consideration to is the lighting. Often overlooked, having the right (or wrong for that matter!) lighting can make such a difference to the atmosphere and feel of your home. 

In two of our rooms, the kitchen and our new loft room, we opted for lots of LED spotlights, like these from experts LEDHut. 

In the past ceiling spotlights had a bit of a bad rep for being a big draw on power, but LED bulbs have totally changed that perception. An LED light can run for tens of thousands of hours without giving up the ghost (wowsers!), which works out at about 3 years constant use, or up to 15 years with much less, depending on how your room is used.

These days, you can choose different light colours as well as angles to garner different lighting effects and the right amount of lighting for a space. Some LEDs (like the ones in our loft room) can be used with a dimmer switch. If you’re feeling fancy, you could also have your lights installed in groups for different lighting feels, such as in kitchens and bathrooms where you might to ‘zone’ your lights. 

Here are some of my favourite spotlight lighting looks, courtesy of Pintrest:

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Do you have spotlights in your home? If so, where? 

 

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2 thoughts on “Putting your home in the spotlight”

  1. I love those lights in the bathroom – it’s one of the first things I want to address when we come to remodel our bathrooms because I hate how dim they currently are! I can’t see anything and it really bothers me! It’s great to see some ideas on here of what we might be able to do.

  2. LOVE these – we are just putting spots in our kitchen after years of lights on a wire – you know, those spots on a wire where only half work at a time?. I think the soft, elegant lighting these give is well worth us losing our rustic ceiling for as we have to put a false ceiling in but I can’t wait! Fab also for loft spaces where ceiling height is an issue like in my hobbit house! xxx

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