Lighting Style Guide | How To Get Your Interior Light Right
February 8, 2019 at 4:49 pm 0

Lighting is the most important part of interior design. There. I said it.

Create an interior statement with the Rey Floor Lamp.

You may think this to be a bold and false statement but think about it. You can have the most beautifully decorated room with incredible furniture, but if the light is too dark, or too harsh, the feeling will be totally wrong.

Getting your lightning right should be top of your interior wish list, and we're here to show you just how to create that perfect ambience for every room in your home.

Lighting Basics

Before you start buying lamps and pendants willy nilly, you need to take a moment to ask yourself a few questions:

1. What will I use the room for?

Knowing how you are going to use a space is key to getting the atmosphere right. Kitchens generally need bright, overhead task lighting so you can see what you're doing, where as Bedrooms are generally dimmer to promote relaxation.

Create a cosy corner in your bedroom or living room with a statement chair and simple lamp, such as the Alma Floor Lamp in Black and Brass.

2. What atmosphere do I want to create?

Creating an atmosphere can be as simple as playing with levels of lighting. Think about it- romantic scenes are usually lit with candles and soft lamps. For rooms where you want to relax, unwind or just hang out require soft, warm lighting. Playrooms, on the other hand, are promoting learning, creativity and play, so would require slightly brighter light to see what's going on.

The Soft white shade of the Casa Table Lamp offers a beautiful atmosphere for reading nooks or bedrooms.

3. What space do I have?

Thinking about space is usually the most overlooked thing when it comes to lighting your home. We choose beautiful bedside table lamps which take up all the space on our side tables, or pendant lights which are so low you keep bumping your head! Making sure you have enough room for your chosen lighting should be taken into consideration.

Using the Teo Pendant lights as an alternative to bedside lamps is a great space saving solution.

4. What's my budget?

Finally- don't forget your budget! We could all fall in love with a Porta Romana lamp, but no one will be willing to remortgage to have one! Set yourself a budget for your lighting and stick to it. With so many options you're bound to find a designer knock-off or beautiful simple design within your price range.

The Olivia Pendant light has just enough style to bring that designer look to your home without overpowering the rest of your surroundings.

What's Your Lighting Style?

Now you've worked out exactly what it is you require your light for, let's take a look at a few different styles of lighting. Depending on your personal interior style, there are many options and combinations of lighting styles to create very different looks.

The Haze lamp is an ideal options for desks or bedsides, as you can angle the light exactly where you need it most.

Minimal Modern

Minimalist homes will always be a thing, regardless of what other trends are current. A minimal style is classic, timeless and considered. Everything purchased has more thought put into it and is bought for substance, over style.

The Carmel Floor Lamp is suited for minimal interiors due to its simple shape and considered design features.

Our Carmel Floor Lamp is the perfect, simple addition to minimalist homes. With a smooth arch and subtle brass details, it will sit in any room of your home. Double up and use as statement bedside lamps, or position next to your sofa for a dedicated reading nook.

The Teo Pendant is a great choice for minimal homes...
... especially when paired with the matching Teo Table Lamps.

For something smaller, the Teo Pendants and Table Lamps are the perfect pairing for clean kitchens and simple suites. The marble brings a touch of opulence while the brass highlight adds a touch of modern design.

Scandi Cool

For cool, Scandi inspired style, think about simple silhouettes and light colours. White is the go-to choice for Scandinavian interiors, promoting a light and airy atmosphere. Our Alma range is perfect for this due to the slim profile and clean matt white finish.

Create a Scandi Vibe with the Alma Table Lamp

Pair the Alma lamp with the Fiesta pendant to bring a pop of colour. Exposed bulbs are also a key feature of Scandi cool style, so opt for a statement bulb to add your own twist.

The Fiesta Pendant in Light Grey adds a subtle pop of colour to your Scandi home.

Boutique Luxe

Ever stayed in a luxe boutique hotel and fell in love with the statement lamps and luxurious textures? Creating this look yourself is super easy! Think marble bases, chrome stands and oversized shades and you're there!

Pair up the Casa Table and Floor Lamps for a boutique statement.

The Casa range is ideal for creating a Boutique Luxe style. Position and pair of table lamps either end of a sideboard, or one your bedside tables for a symmetrical look. Alternatively, the stand alone floor lamp will add drama and an opulent feel to any living room or hallway.

Or use the Casa Table Lamps as bedside lamps for a real style statement.

Compact Living

Finally, with space at a premium, we are all trying to squeeze a little bit more into a little bit less. Be savvy with your lighting choices and opt for space saving solutions.

Save space with bedside pendants. Keep your side tables clear and nail interior styling all at once.

Play around with pendant lights instead of bedside lamps to keep surfaces clear and create a style statement. Or maybe choose a compact table lamp which is light and easy to move around if needs be. Compact styles such as the Felix and Pablo are perfect when perched on a stack of books or stand alone on your side tables.

Simple yet effective styling in the form of our Felix Table Lamp.

Our Stylists Top Tip When Lighting Your Home

You are now fully clued up on your own interior style and how to use your new Danetti Lamps. Just incase, here's a run down from our in-house interior stylist on how lighting can affect your home.

  • Be sure to select the right style of lighting for your space. Task lamps work great in home offices, pendants in hallways and kitchens and table lamps as bedside lamps.
The Flo Table Lamp brings style and colour to your bedroom.

  • Consider your personal style before selecting your lighting. Modern homes call for clean, simple lines. Avoid overly fussy shades or vintage styles to maintain your signature style.
Fiesta Dome in Blue

  • Bulbs should not be overlooked. Know the wattage of your bulbs and make sure you're using them correctly. 80W should be used for task lighting, whereas 30W is more than enough for relaxation zones.
Pablo Marble Table Lamp in Black

  • Choose styles which will not date and are not too "trend" based. Tassle lamps may be big now, but in a couple years time, your simple marble lamp will be much more versatile than that hot pink velvet number.
Oscar Marble Table Lamp in White

  • You can never have too many lamps. I have 6 lamps alone in my living room, each a slightly different style and giving off a slightly different light. This helps to create enough light to see efficiently, but not so harsh as to stop us from relaxing.
The Carmel Lamp creates a tranquil zone for those dark winter evenings.

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Lighting Buying Guide: Table, Floor and Pendant Lamps – Danetti Lifestyle 
December 7, 2018 at 4:27 pm 0
  Lighting should never be left as an afterthought when it comes to home styling. A well thought out lighting scheme can help pull together the overall look and feel of your room while also performing a variety of functions. In this post, we’ll talk you through what lamp styles and colours to choose so you can illuminate your home in style!  

What Type of Lighting?

Let’s start with the basics. There are essentially three ways you want to light your home: Ambient, Task and Statement or Accent lighting:  

Ambient Lighting

Acting as a replacement for natural light in our homes, ambient lights are an extremely important factor in any interior space. This style of lighting should promote a comfortable level of brightness rather than a high sheen or glare.    

Task Lighting

Unlike ambient lighting, task lighting works hard in a small area. It should be used in areas you need more directional lighting, and where overhead lighting won't reach. Table lamps and pendants will help light a previously unloved corner and help you get some work done!       

Statement and Accent Lighting

Statement lights work to highlight features and add character to a room by drawing the eye to your most cherished items such as pictures or ornaments. Because of their shape and size, accent lighting is usually restricted to one area. Top Tip: When choosing your lights, think about the room's natural light and how that changes throughout the day. Are there any dark corners that would benefit from some illumination? What about a space in your room that’s just out of the sun’s reach? Placement of your lighting is just as important as the lamp itself.  

Just The Right Light

Lumens, unlike watts, are a direct measure of light output. The larger the lumen count, the brighter bulb. You can multiply a traditional light bulb wattage by 10 to provide the lumens that you should expect. For example, a traditional 40W light bulb would give about 460 Lumens. Here's another breakdown to give you a better idea of lights and lumens:  
Type of Light Lumens
Floodlight 1,000
Reading Lamp 800
Living Room 450

What Type of Lamp?

Danetti lighting - table lamps and desk lamps When you introduce lighting into your home, remember that you’re adding purpose as well as a prettiness. Whether that’s providing a guiding glow or task illumination, the type of lamp you choose will have a big impact. Here are the three main types of lamps and their purposes:  

Floor Lamps

Floor lamps don't require any installation, beyond being plugged into the nearest socket, making them one of the easiest interior updates for your home. They’re incredibly versatile too, as being a free-standing light they can be positioned throughout your home. Overarching shapes like our Evey floor lamp will make a statement in your space while slimmer profiles like the Carmel floor lamp offer lighting versatility for smaller spaces.  

Table Lamps & Desk Lamps

Like floor lamps, table lamps offer ultimate lighting versatility and are an inexpensive makeover for your home. Being lightweight and portable means they can be placed anywhere, helping illuminate dark corners and provide accent lighting.   Top Tip: a lamp with a fabric lampshade is perfect for creating a softer glow, as the shade helps to softly diffuse light throughout the room.     Table lamps are ideal for producing targeted light to assist you as you work, read or apply makeup by focusing attention and reducing eye strain.
Alma Black and Brass Table Lamp

Alma Black and Brass Table Lamp


Pendant Lamps

Pendants require more installation as they need to be hardwired into your home. But once this is done, they will transform the look and feel of your room. If you want to style your pendant over a kitchen island, allow clearance of around 75-90cm above your work surface and the bottom of the pendant. If you're worried steam and grease may come into contact with your pendant lights, make sure to pick a material that's easy to wipe clean. When it comes to sizing, pick a pendant that's in proportion with the area you want to light. Too small and the light will look lost, too big and it'll look overpowering. Pendants with or without lampshades are a good way to suit the size of the lamp to your space.   Low hanging pendants are also a great alternative to bedside lamps, like the Teo styled alongside the Mellow bed, as they look super-modern while saving space. It's a good idea to position your light switch close to your bed for easy access when reading or lounging in bed.    Top Tip: When it comes to hardwired lights, try to arrange your light switches so it’s convenient to turn them off. For example, it's best to place switches at the top and bottom of stairs, at each end of a hallway and by the door to a room.  

Warm or Bright?

Having various types of lighting throughout your home is essential to set different moods during the day and evening. Each lighting style has its place: bright for reading, working and practical tasks, and dimmed for watching TV and relaxing. A softer light will ensure a relaxed, welcoming space, projecting warmth into the room.     Top Tip: Consider the main function of the room. If it’s a kitchen or dining area, add task lights to illuminate key areas. A bedroom or living room space calls for a softer, more ambient light, such as shaded lamps that diffuse the light softly around the room.  

Extra Features

Looking for a little bit more? Keep your eye out for these features as they’ll make your lighting even more versatile...  


An adjustable lamp means you can direct light to where it’s needed most. The Hugo lamp takes this one step further, with three-adjustable lights, so you can illuminate even more of your space.
Hugo Black and Brass Floor Lamp

Hugo Black and Brass Floor Lamp


Weighty Base

Our marble lamps don’t just look effortlessly luxe, they’re incredibly practical too. Rather than being a marble effect, our marble based lamps are solid marble. Having a lamp with a weighted base helps prevent it from topping over while still remaining easy enough to reposition and move in your space.  

Decorative Bulbs

As we’ve mentioned previously in this post, lamps add both prettiness and purpose to space. We have a variety of lamps designed for use with decorative and filament bulbs. Some are included, like the sleek frosted glass bulb of the Pablo lamp. So you can really have some fun with your styling.  

And Finally, Some Lighting Top Tips...

  • Always turn the lights out when you leave a room, even if you’re just leaving the room very briefly. This will save both electricity and it's better for the environment. 
  • Don’t wait to replace your bulbs if they’ve darkened. The light may still work but they use the same amount of power as a new bulb, just with less light.
  • Brighter bulbs can make your space feel bigger and more inviting, but try to avoid using a higher wattage bulb than necessary – this can make a massive difference to your electricity bill.
  • Clean your bulbs, shades and fixtures regularly to get rid of dust and dirt that accumulates and absorbs light.
  • Something to consider is line of sight. You want it so the light is guiding but not shining uncomfortably in your face!

So there you have it!

Have we inspired you to choose some new lighting pieces for your home? We hope so! Head over to our website to shop the collection of table, floor and pendant lamps.   Have You Heard? We now do beds! Find out how to style this range and more with tips from Danetti's interior stylist.