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Switch on: 6 larger-than-life light fixtures to brighten up your home this winter

From large pendants to modern chandeliers.

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WINTER IS THE perfect season to start rethinking lighting schemes.

With the darkness approaching as early as 5pm these days, we’re using the lights more, so we may as well love the ones we’re switching on.

The humble pendant is nice, but what about the really big fixtures that will kick off the design of a space? Here’s a round-up of statement lighting we’re swooning over on Instagram right now – the bigger the better, we say!

Crystal statement: A statement light with crystals will reflect what’s left of that natural brightness. @designerkati has hung one over the seating area in this bedroom to add emphasis to the space and help light bounce around the room.

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WEST COAST TIME ⁠ Means we hit the ground especially early this week, but craving the serenity of this jewel-box master bedroom from our Upper West Side pied a terre project. We had to create a custom loveseat trimmed with a beautiful embroidery to fit the space specially- what's not shown is a TV directly opposite this (a necessary evil in many of our projects!) ⁠ As seen in @luxemagazine 📸 @ericpiasecki .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #whatdesigncando #designlovers #homeinterior #interior123 #designdaily #designdetails #decorlovers #housetour #homedecor #itsinthemix #interiorstyle #instaluxe #inmydomaine #interiordecorating #designdetails #decorideas #designinspo #interiorinspo #luxuryinteriors #currentdesignsituation #inspiredinteriors #eclecticinteriors #chinnoiserie #gracie #wallpaper ⁠

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Find similar statement lights with crystals at Littlewoods Ireland.

Multiple shades: When one shade just isn’t enough do like @colour_interiors_ltd does and play with sizes. Things grouped in threes (or other uneven numbers) work well and look effective in a stairwell so that both floors can benefit from the glow.

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Creating statement illumination at the top of a staircase we designed that leads to an underground spa. . Interior design: @colour_interiors_ltd. Stair makers: @tintabltd Architecture: @adearchitecture Lighting: @sectodesign Art: @trowbridgeart. Contractor: @btlproperty. 📷: @mattclaytonphoto. . #staircase #statementstaircase #staircaseideas #stairs #stairlanding #archilovers #architecture #bespokestairs #bespokedesign #bespokearchitecture #designandbuild #luxuryhomes #londonhomes #londonarchitects #londonphotography #londoninteriordesign #londonconstruction #statementinteriors #art #artwork #interiorart #lighting #pendant #pendantlighting #statementlighting #stylishhomes #karenaclayton

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Find these Secto Design fixtures from Finnish Design Shop.

Use high ceilings: Ensuring your fixture is proportionate to the room is important. @whytelilja takes advantage of the high ceilings in this living room with a large modern chandelier that’s hard to miss – much better than a design that’s flush with the ceiling.

Find a similar globe light on Made.com.

Larger than life: We love how @kerrylockwood replaces the concept of the typical standard lamp with a giant anglepoise that can be moved and manoeuvred to suit the space.

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I didn’t tell you the ending to the chocolate balloon story did I?! {scroll back a few posts if you don’t know what I’m talking about!} Well whilst we were cleaning chocolate from every single surface in the kitchen, someone {won’t mention any names🐶!!} found the burst balloon, covered in Dairy milk and thought it would be a tasty snack! We didn’t realise this until 2 days later when we were scooping up his 💩🎈. So we had a very lucky escape, he’s been having extra cuddles and VIP treatment ever since! Who am I kidding, he’s always been totally spoilt, there’s only one boss in this house. Does your pet rule the roost?!🐶🥰 . Sofa - @loafhome {previous partnership} . . #dogsofinstagram #weeklyfluff #loafershomes #interieur123 #mynordicroom #livingroom #interiör #interiorinspiration #boligpluss #apartmenttherapy #interior4homes #nestandflourish #dream_interiors #boligmagasinet #homeinspo #myinterior #scandinaviandecor #interiorismo #homedecor #easyinterieur #roomforinspo #fineinteriors #interior4all #interiormagasinet #scandinavianhome #livingroomdecor #homeadore #anglepoise #interiormilk

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Check out Lampandlight.ie for similar options.

Focal point: Creating a focal point that draws in other elements from the room adds cohesiveness and a sense of intention in this living room shot by @lindsay_salazar_photography. Matching gold surfaces prove that this is a well-designed space.

Find a similar spherical light at Lights.ie.

Let the light shine: Sculptural forms that command the room are an instant talking point and add a real art gallery vibe to a design scheme. @darya_kopp keeps the walls white so this statement light really stands out.

The Petite Friture light from Trouva

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