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10/06/2020
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Outdoor Lights: The Ultimate Guide To Illuminating Your Garden

Outdoor gardens are now seen as an extension of indoor living space, with help from modern exterior lighting, outdoor enjoyment doesn’t have to end when the sun goes in. Outdoor lighting has transformed the way we use our gardens, with both functional and attractive lighting available.  Thoughtfully placed lighting can provide ambiance, create a mood, draw attention away from problem spots while highlighting special garden features. Choosing outdoor lights can be overwhelming, especially when it’s new territory for you. Here at Dusk Lighting,  we’ve put together a guide exploring the... Read More

11/05/2020
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How To Light Pictures & Wall Art

Artwork is what showcases the personality of the homeowner and their space. It has a wonderful way of tying all of your interior elements together, whether it’s a focal point or an additional decorative element, it injects some well-needed character onto bare walls. While the pictures and wall art you choose is truly personal to you, the tips on how to light these beautiful pieces are completely universal. Lighting for artwork requires a little more thought and extra attention to detail than simply putting a downlight near it. Here at... Read More

19/03/2020
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Who Invented The Lightbulb?

The lightbulb is often the first thing we look for as we wake up in the morning,  it assists us with our daily tasks and brightens even the dullest of days… but where did this idea come from?  While the famous American inventor Thomas Edison is usually credited with inventing the lightbulb, he wasn’t the only person involved in the development of the revolutionary life-changing technology. There are several other significant individuals who deserve credit for their work with lamps, electric batteries, lamps, and the first incandescent bulbs. Early research... Read More

12/02/2020
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The Best Reading Lights: The Ultimate Guide for Bookworms and Interior Lovers

Lighting has the power to transform your surroundings.  From exquisite chandeliers that captivate guests’ attention to dimmable wall lamps that alter the mood of your interior, each light offers something different. However, when it comes to the best reading lights for your home, there is no one-size-fits-all option.  If you’re an avid reader, you’ll know the importance of getting the right lighting style. However, with so many factors to consider, including lumens, light placement, and lighting style, choosing the best lighting for reading can be a difficult task. With this... Read More

24/01/2020
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New Year, New Kitchen

The start of a brand new year can often bring thoughts of change, and if a new kitchen is on your to-do list for 2021,  then you’re starting in the right place. Here at Dusk Lighting, we are at hand to take you through everything you need to know about creating an illuminated kitchen environment that is completely on-trend. If you’re remodelling, you should ideally start thinking about your kitchen lighting right at the beginning of the planning stage. By taking kitchen lighting into consideration at this stage of the... Read More

16/12/2019
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Kitchen Lighting Trends for 2021

The kitchen is the soul of the house, whether you’re cooking for the family, enjoying a glass of wine with friends, or simply relaxing at the end of the day, the kitchen is at the centre of your family’s day to day living. It’s the place of family breakfast mayhem, meal preparation, completing homework and socialising, therefore it is essential that you get your kitchen light layering right in order to make the most of your space.  A practical, yet aesthetically pleasing kitchen has the ability to pull your family... Read More

07/11/2019
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The Best Dark Hallway Lighting Ideas: How to Brighten your Hallway in 2022

Though most hallways are small and compact, the responsibility that they hold is mighty. As well as being a functional space in which shoes, coats and bags are removed, they are also the first place to greet us as we return home from work, and they set the tone for the rest of our interior; so it’s vital that this area is well lit and styled to give the right first impression. Of course, most hallways are narrow passages with little light and inadequate room, so it can be tempting... 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

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