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Lighting Up a Home Office

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Choosing and installing the right kind of lighting is an essential part of making a comfortable home office. The space should be properly illuminated to aid productivity, positivity, and the overall look and mood of the room. Here are a few of the best tips to highlight your home working space.

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Using Natural Light

The directing and filtering of natural light is an important factor to take into account. Ideally, work desks should be positioned near or in front of a window to remove any glare from intense brightness flickering onto your screen. Make sure to consider what blinds, shades, or shutters will look at home in the study as well.

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Desk Lamps

The desk is the centre of operations in the home office, and it's here that you'll want total illumination. LED desk lamps offer a great way to light up your work, and are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Lamps fitted with low consumption LED globes provide the huge advantage of generating far less heat than traditional halogen globes, a welcome feature when working long hours in the summer months.

Overhead lighting

Overhead Lighting

But no matter how sunny it is outside, at some point you're going to need to turn the ceiling lights on. Downlights are often one solution for projecting light into the central part of a room, bringing a steady downward emission of light. Low hanging pendant lights provide another possibility for blighting up a specific part of the office.

Often used as a task light above work spaces, pendant lights provide a wide range of possibilities. Keep in mind the overall look of the room, with the amount of pendant lights on a single row an important part of the design to think about. Try and avoid a busy, over cluttered ceiling – three pendants in a row usually looks smarter than four or more – and combine with similarly designed products to have a pleasing and stylish effect.


Hot days are definitely something to watch out for in the home office. Fans often act as a wise alternative to old air conditioning units, with the possibility of a quieter, and more cost effective circulation of air. They also work well when you want to give a home air conditioner a break.

Wall lighting

Wall Lighting

Wall lights are ideal for providing a distinctive look to a home office. Available in a wide variety of designs and styles, they are great for lighting up particularly dark or partially shaded corners of the room. Picture lights are also an idea for highlighting a framed image when taking a break from the computer.

Try and find the combination that works best for you and your home office. The most important thing to remember is that it is a space for relaxed concentration. Anything that will shine a light on these aspirations is something to take a look at.