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The lighting Edit
Your choice of lighting can make a massive impact on your home, so we’ve rounded up the latest trends to shed some light on the new-season mood. Better still, these bright ideas are all available at centre:mk

Lighting is big news in the interiors arena and a simple update can really modernise your home. Be gone glitzy chandeliers and once-modern spotlights, and say hello to the newbies in town. 

This season less is definitely more, so opting for a minimalistic, origami-inspired lampshade will earn you greater style kudos than an extravagant sparkler. Choose an all-white shade for extra longevity and install a dimmer switch to control and enhance the lighting mood.

Harsh light can ruin an atmosphere so avoid this by introducing a mix of table lamps, floor lamps and up-lighters. This will create an intimate glow, especially as the days grow darker. Or seek out retro-fabulous designs, like the mid-century, mushroom lamp-of-the-moment, to create a conversational corner. You’ll discover a selection of these showpieces at House of Fraser in centre:mk that look like the real deal but are a fraction of the price of the designer originals. 

Light box signs, complete with letters for you to play around with, continue to grow in status and make a fun addition to a nursery or playroom. While grown-up hubs of the home, like the kitchen, will benefit from a line up of multiple dangling lights – hang above a breakfast bar to elevate a dining experience. Just look to multiple arms or lightbulb clusters and think less sparkle, more industrial.

 

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