Dusk Lighting | Blog

07/11/2019
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How To Lighten A Dark Hallway

The hallway is the first place to greet us as we return home, so it should be filled with welcoming light. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case  as our entrances are often narrow passages with little light and inadequate room. While you may be inclined to focus on how to light key rooms in your home, your hallway is the space of the house that gives a first impression to visitors, so you should focus on making it as vibrant as possible. Not only that, your hallway is a functional... Read More

09/10/2019

Plastic pollution: Our commitment to supplying plastic-free packaging

Why is plastic a problem? Plastic pollution has created a global crisis, and this problem is continuing to grow.  As plastic doesn’t biodegrade (i.e it doesn’t rot) larger pieces of plastic take at least 400 years to break down into fragments, commonly known as microplastics. These and other small pieces of plastic litter our oceans with an estimated 50 trillion pieces currently in the ocean; birds,  fish and other small animals often mistake these microplastics for food. Unfortunately, 100,000 animals a year are being killed by plastic, whether this is... Read More

12/09/2019
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How To Brighten Your Kitchen With Breakfast Bar Lighting

The kitchen is at the heart of a home, whether you’re entertaining guests, catching up with friends, or simply relaxing with your family, the right lighting can make all the difference in creating the desired ambience. The growing popularity of open plan living, kitchen islands, and breakfast bars have transformed the way we use our kitchens. They are now on a much more multi-functional level and our lighting plans must evolve too. Let us take you through ways to uplift your kitchen space, compensate for lack of natural light and... Read More

12/09/2019
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Lighting Trends For A Cosy Autumn Feel

The time has come; we are starting to feel crisp temperatures in the air,  before long the trees will be turning blazing colours of red and copper. If, like us, you absolutely love autumn and are ready for pumpkin, spice and everything nice, autumn’s key colour trends can warm up your home with the incorporation of some innovative lighting solutions.  We love nothing more than cosying up on the sofa with a warm toasty mug of hot chocolate on blustery day and with the darkest times of the year on... Read More

Best Hallway Lighting Ideas 04/09/2019

Our Best Hallway Lighting Ideas

While many choose to focus on how to light key rooms in your home, the truth is that your hallway lighting can have the biggest impact on how your home looks and functions. The hallway is an area that needs good lighting in order to function properly (think about how you’d find your keys, put your shoes and coat on and check your appearance in the mirror without any light in your hallway!) but also to give the best possible first impression of your home to visitors. Regardless of what... Read More

Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting 02/09/2019
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How to Choose Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting

One of the most popular kinds of lighting at the moment is under cabinet lighting. Offering benefits such as additional practicality and ambience, cabinet lighting is appearing in all kinds of places in the home from living room fireplaces to shelving units and, most often, the kitchen. Under cabinet lighting has always been a popular choice for kitchens as the immediate value is lighting the worktops beneath cabinets; this makes it easier for your prepare food safely without casting a shadow from ceiling lighting. However, in the modern home, under... Read More

07/08/2019
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Less Is More: A Guide to Minimalist Decor & Lighting

With minimalism rising in popularity in recent years, many people are taking the ‘less is more’ approach when it comes to home decor. Minimalism is all about practicality and intentional living, reducing the need to possess items and valuing the things that bring happiness to your life. The ideology behind minimalism is that every aspect of your life – including the things within your home – should have a purpose and be enriching in some way.  Whether you’re new to minimalism or just looking for some ways to enhance your... Read More

07/08/2019
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How to Host the Perfect Outdoor Summer Party

With the warmer weather finally upon us and the summer holidays swiftly approaching, it’s the perfect time to start organising summer parties. From cocktails with friends to playdates for the kids, you’ll never be short of ideas for a potential soiree. Whether you hope to host a family BBQ or a relaxing outdoor get-together, here at Dusk Lighting we have all the advice you need to wow your guests with the perfect summer party. Food Whatever cuisine you decide to thrill your guests with, you can guarantee that food will... Read More

21/06/2019
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Do I Need Special Lighting for My Bathroom?

Photo by Jose Soriano on Unsplash One of the most satisfying ways to wind down after a long day is to kick off your shoes and take a long bath or shower. The right kind of lighting can help to create a truly relaxing atmosphere and can make all the difference to the ambience of your bathroom. However, it’s safe to say that electricity and water don’t make a good combination. Bathrooms are unique in that they house a great deal of moisture, therefore it is important to consider what... Read More

20/06/2019
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Our Top 11 Most Popular Breakfast Bar Lights

Photo by Naomi Hébert on Unsplash Breakfast bars make a wonderful addition to any kitchen and have become increasingly popular in recent years. A functional and unique alternative to a traditional table, breakfast bars come in a range of styles, from kitchen islands to unit extensions. The finishing touch to creating a functional and stylish dining area is the right kind of breakfast bar lighting. Whether you’re looking for something that is going to light up your entire space, or a more relaxing, subdued lighting, there’s something out there for... Read More