November is here (how did that happen?!) – and the days get shorter, the streets darker and our coats thicker, so we thought it would be a great idea to bring back a bit of warmth and joy to our homes by taking some inspiration from the most colourful night of the whole winter: Bonfire Night!
As much as we like to enjoy the fireworks and dance around the fire pit, there’s nothing better than heading back to a warm, cosy, ‘stew smelling’ home with the right ambience. We suggest turning the central heating on; put the hobs – and the hubs! – to work and get ready to switch on this pleasant and festive atmosphere in your living room.
Let’s capture the pacifying glow of the bonfire by choosing the right lighting accents. When strategically placed in the space and with the perfect bulb colour, lights can recreate the temperate and inviting ambience we’re aiming for. Here you can find a list of our favourite lighting options that will help you to hold onto the bonfire spirit without leaving the comfort of your home.
Mild and classy
If we’ve had to choose just one piece that will perfectly recreate the beautiful warm ambient light that we’re looking for, the Macmaster Iris floor light would be the definite winner. Featuring curved laminations of timber that echo the shape of Iris leaves to create a sculptural, unique and impacting form, this light casts subtle shadows onto adjacent walls, extending the visual depth of the design and bringing the ultimate magical touch.
We strongly recommend getting some vintage style bulbs if you’re aiming for a total soothing vibe. This type of bulbs will bring a lower level of calming light perfect for winter nights. The Oda Lamp is a perfect example of a muted, warming tingle that will create an indirect focal point. You can find the Oda Lamp in three different sizes so you can play with its height.
Make a real statement with the Stella Glass Stars Chandelier from Reflex. A magnificent mirror-plated lighting solution that will have everyone talking. Crafted with 50 glass stars, elegantly arranged for an endearing finish, this beautiful piece will bring in the clear winter skies.
Looking to create the perfect indirect light without compromising the individual personality of the piece? The Venezia Table Lamp from Cattelan Italia is what you’re looking for. This beautiful piece features suspended glittering glass droplets in various lengths, which emit a soft, diffused glare - with a beautiful shimmering effect created by the glass beads.
Bring the toasty feeling to a minimal scheme with the Astra Arc Floor Lamp. Featuring a chrome steel base and stem, matched with a white polyethylene lampshade, this floor lamp will help to warm up the atmosphere whilst keeping the contemporary touch that would enhance any modern living space. Place it in the perfect spot and highlight the textures, paintings and general decoration in the room.
Add the ultimate charming touch to your dinner parties with the Bulles Glass Chandelier. With 25 beautiful glass spheres creatively arranged in different lengths to create diverse focal points, this light will cast that relaxed glow you’re after.
Highlight any dark spot of your home with a minimalistic piece that could definitely pass for art! The Lucciola Piantana floor lamp is one of those special pieces that everyone remembers. Combining three main accent lights in different sizes and featuring handmade Murano glass, a sandblasted top and a mirror base, this lamp enhances the texture of the glass to create a particular radiance when strategically positioned.
Let’s not forget the most important part: functionality. The Cattelan Italia Zed floor lamp is an iconic piece beautifully designed to not only create a visual impact but also maintain its functionality within your home. With a steel frame and matching base, this lamp will warm up any corner of your living space creating the perfect firey aura.
At Ponsford, we’re proud to supply luxury furniture choices that suit a variety of individual styles and tastes. Discover more by exploring our lighting ranges online or, alternatively, visit our showroom here in Sheffield to speak with one of our interior experts today.