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Decorative Lighting Getting Decorative


Light is one of the most beautiful things a designer can play with. We take a look at examples of light being used less for function and more for decoration.


The term ‘decorative’ can be applied to a wide variety of light fittings. Anything from an attractive table lamp to a budget- busting artistic lighting installation in a commercial building or public space can be classed as ‘decorative lighting’, as long as it has the right appeal and looks attractive.


Lighting has a very obvious practical use, and in most instances, although we may search for fittings that are to our taste, we use light primarily for its function. Every so often, however, lighting is used not to light a space, but to create a statement. There are no budget or size requirements, decorative lighting can be a single fitting or the collection of hundreds of fittings combined to create a work of art. One company that specialises in the creation of awe-inspiring decorative


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