Lighting Inspiration Wanted

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I've been in my house now for about 18 months. Of course there are still things I need to do, but for the most part there's nothing "pressing". 

One thing, however, has been bugging me a little. Lighting.

While I sorted out the lighting in the main areas of the house fairly quickly, I've still got a few lingering oddities that I'd love to improve. 

The main bathroom and the ensuite both have rather boring central lights. They're functional, but they're not particularly attractive or interesting. They just exist.

I've a similar issue with the bedrooms, where the main central light is of the most boring variety imaginable. Think naked bulb with rather plain lampshades. Again they're "functional" but they're not particularly interesting.

I've been looking both in local shops and online and I'm not very inspired. I could take the relatively easy route and get a couple more Anglepoise ceiling lights - they've got a very clean design which I really like but I've already got one of them in the dining room area, so I don't think I need another one. 

Original 1227 Brass Maxi Pendant - Jet Black - reduced
Image courtesy of Anglepoise

I also need a more interesting central light for both my home office and the main area of the sitting room, though that one is rarely used, as I tend to use the side light more and have that automated to come on at sunset every evening.

So to sum up I'm looking for lighting for:

  • Bathroom x 2 ceiling lights
  • Sitting room x 1 ceiling light
  • Bedroom x 3 ceiling lights
  • Home office x 1 ceiling light

I'm primarily looking for inspiration. I've been looking and while I've found plenty of really nice side lamps, desk lamps and floor lamps when it comes to ceiling lights there's very little that has caught my eye that would work for the spaces I want to deal with.

UPDATE: I found a very nice (in my mind!) Anglepoise pendant light for the office. I just need to fit it!

Here's a shot of it:

Anglepoise chrome pendant light

I'm still scouring multiple sites (thanks for the links!) but still haven't found anything inspiring for the other spaces yet.

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4 Responses to Lighting Inspiration Wanted

  1. Joan Mulvihill Aug 8, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    So I recommend two places – Hicken Lighting, Bridge Streer Lower, Dublin 8… and they have a sale on right now I think! I found really great and interesting shades and light fittings there. Also, small selection but sometimes quirky in Designist on George’s Street. Hicken is really the ‘go-to’ for range though….

  2. Michele Neylon Aug 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

    Joan
    Do they have websites? 🙂
    Michele

  3. Judy Aug 10, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

    Hey ya – try https://www.ylighting.com! my gf suggested it. It has apparently every brand and loads of inspiration.

    I messaged this to you as well.

  4. Michele Neylon Aug 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

    Judy
    Thanks – some interesting options there, which is good for inspiration.

    Michele

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