Light fantastico

Box™ interior designer Sam Elliot, shares her top tips for making the right light choices:

  • Did you know that if you place lights around the edges of the room, the light bounces off the walls and creates more light than what you would with lights installed in the middle of the room?
  • Box™ always uses LED lights because they are much more energy efficient and last 10-20 times longer than halogens.
  • Many people put lighting at the bottom of the design list; they simply dot a few halogens about the ceiling. But the ceiling should be considered as a separate ‘design’ surface that can enhance an overall scheme. Not just a forgotten dimension punctuated by halogens.
  • Insist on a lighting plan where most of the fittings at least all take the same bulbs. It’ll save on many grumbling trips to the supermarket or specialist lighting store.