Author: RoccoB

Decorating your home is a way of expressing your personal tastes and flair for the creative. While most of us choose furnishings that are in trend and blend well, others make more unusual choices. This is easy to do when it comes to statement lighting, the perfect way to add interest and beauty to an otherwise blank ceiling space. While most choose elegant chandeliers for sale, others create very unusual designs made from unexpected items. Here are some of the...

Art Deco is a term that’s used often, but do you really know what it is and what style it refers to? Most of us can immediately recognise this style of art but with so many different variations, it can become complicated to nail it down precisely. Art Deco is said to be a combination of many different styles, influenced by numerous materials, shapes, national culture and influences. Here we look at the definite characteristics that makes something truly art...

If you absolutely adore chandeliers and all manner of ornate, beautiful lighting, then you really need to visit the Palace of Versailles just outside Paris, France. This is probably one of the most amazing examples of glorious lighting in the world and can be found in the Hall of Mirrors. The Hall of Mirrors is one of the most renowned rooms of the palace. It is 73m long and holds a ceiling adorned with the most wonderful paintings by Le Brun,...

Designers and artists have long known the secrets of how colour can affect emotions and moods. Each individual colour has a different effect on the way we feel as found by the study of Chromotherapy, also known as colour therapy. Chromotherapy studies the effects of colours on the human body and in particular, for helping and treating physical ailments. It is believed that depending on where in the body the problem lies, a certain colour can be used to improve it. The...

The desire to improve our interior spaces can be either from necessity or simply because you want to. Perhaps you are thinking about the long-term value of your home or simply want to enjoy pleasant, attractive surroundings in your residence. Choosing a statement lighting fitting is one way in which to transform the look and feel of a room and it’s exciting to choose that design. Whether you’re looking to breathe fresh life into an existing décor or completely overhauling...

If you own a home with a vaulted ceiling, it might well have been this that you fell in love with and convinced you to buy your current property. A vaulted ceiling can take your breath away, adding elegance and grandeur. However, such openness requires a different approach to decorating and décor choices. Here are some decorating tips for getting the most from your beautiful vaulted ceiling: Choose the best colour The paint colour you choose for such a striking feature will...

These days you can hang a chandelier in any room of the house. No longer are they the preserve of formal dining areas or grand hallways. Now you can enjoy the ambience and grandeur of special lighting designed for any room of the home. They don’t have to be a fussy, ornate design either, with many contemporary styles available featuring modern materials and LED bulbs. One of the best places for special mood lighting is in the bedroom. Here you can...

The lighting that you choose for your home will reflect your personal tastes and you’ll want it to be appreciated by guests by becoming a focal point to a hallway, dining room or living room ceiling. A chandelier is the perfect choice for statement lighting and can be as modern or as traditional as you like, as blended or as contrasting as you desire. There are a large variety of designs and styles to choose from, all adding something special...

We can all appreciate that some light fittings can be considered as art. The craftsmanship and expertise that has gone into creating such intricate and stunning pieces is the very definition of art. There is a new form of art taking the world by storm known as “Light Art”. It’s an exciting and vibrant expression that’s growing in popularity among artists across the world. It has become so much easier to incorporate light art into all kinds of everyday activities...

If you love history, grandeur and beauty, then you should visit one of the world’s grandest mosques in Oman. The Sultan Qaboos Mosque takes over the skyline of Muscat and the inside holds some wonderful sights too. For chandelier lovers everywhere, inside this mosque you’ll find what was once the world’s largest chandelier before others came to measure it and build bigger ones for new mosques. What was once the Guinness Book of Records biggest chandelier weighs in at an...