Guest Post: Light The Way

Moving to London is a lifelong dream for many – the allure of living in the heart of the action in a city that never sleeps grips people and won’t let go. Although finding somewhere to live can be particularly difficult, especially with the rising cost of house prices. Whilst compromising on the type of property that you move into may not be what you wanted to do, it may be necessary in order to find a place to stay.

But what happens when you move into a property that is a little bit smaller and darker than you would prefer? We’ve put together a few clever an interesting ways that you can introduce more light into your property.

Tile Illumination

When space is at a premium then even finding a place to put lamps and lights can be difficult which is where these clever and innovative tiles come in. With a lighting strip built into the tile itself you can create some cool and interesting patterns on the wall which not only look good, but also allow valuable light into your room.

You can see more about how to use lights in this video from lighting specialists Paul Mann.

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are not just for Christmas, they are small enough that they go be used in almost any room in the house. You can casually drape them around a banister or across a window which can add extra light. You probably have some laying around from last Christmas when you took the tree down, and even if you don’t then you can pick some up online through places like Christmas Lights Etc.

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The Old Tricks

Decorating your walls with lighter colours could be a cheaper way of making your room appear bigger, and if you are already pushed for space then it can take no time at all. A standard tin of paint will set you back anywhere from £10 – £25 depending on the quality and brand you use, but it could work out cheaper than buying a new light.

Using extra mirrors around your home will also give the appearance of bigger rooms. If you manage to set your mirror in the right place around the room then it will also reflect other light sources and in turn flood your room with light.

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Do you have any hints or tips for making a space seem bigger than it actually is? Let us know by commenting below.

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