Create an atmosphere at home with lamps

Sunday, 6 November 2016  |  Admin

When it comes to your home, you will want to make sure that you create a warm and inviting atmosphere; whether it is for yourself, your family or for people who visit you.

There are a variety of ways that you can create an atmosphere in your home; colour schemes, soft furnishings and even aromatherapy. But one way we think is really effective is with lighting. 

How to create an atmosphere with light alone
Lamps and overhead lights are more than just a way to illuminate a room, in fact, they allow you to create an atmosphere which is perfect for settling down of an evening and relaxing. But how?

Layering with light
We all seem to think that the only way to light up a room is with a standard overhead light; however, these can be overpowering. Instead you should try to layer up the lighting as much as you can. That way you can adapt to your mood and the time of day, opting for soft lighting when you need it and turning it up when you have visitors.

Rather than simply relying on one light, opt for a real mixture. Pendants, floor-standing and table lamps; they can all be brought together to create a beautiful atmosphere. 

Make the most of the best bits of the room 
If there is a part of your room that you particularly love, why not use lighting to highlight it? Love your fireplace? Place floor standing lamps either side of it. Want to draw attention to a feature wall? There are a number of wall mounted lamps that you can use for this.

Create zones
Lighting can be used to “zone” off parts of a room in your home. If you have a particular area that you use to read, then use a standing lamp there so that you have a gentle, yet directed stream of light. If you want to create an intimate feeling over a dining room table, then a dropped-pendant light may be an ideal way to create it! 

Be eco and stylish with our amazing lamps
At Protect the Planet we have a range of beautiful homewares a that not only look beautiful but that are designed and crafted with a green life in mind. One of our most favourite homeware product that we offer has to be our repurposed lamps. These come in a variety of forms. 

Whether you love the kitsch nature of the colander lampshade for your kitchen or fancy adding one of spirit bottles to your bar, we think that both show that you can be ultra-chic, without comprising on your desire to look after the world around you. 

So, why not take a look through the range of items that we have here at Protect the Planet? Whether you want a bottle lamp, T-light lanterns or perhaps an eco-oil candle jar; we have everything that you could want in your home!