How To Guides

Laura Ashley green bedside lamp 05/05/2023

Which is the best bedside light? Here’s how to choose

Having the right bedside lamp for your bedroom is an important finishing touch in any home. The best bedside light not only has to fit effortlessly into the style of the room but shouldn’t affect the quality of your sleep or the overall comfort in your bedroom. With so many to choose from in various styles, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. That’s why we’ve created a guide with the different types of bedside lights available and how to choose the right one for your space. Table... Read More


How To Style Laura Ashley Furniture Like A Professional

Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand who are celebrated worldwide. With over 65 years of experience it’s no wonder they are one of our top selling brands. Known for their high quality products and beautiful designs, they have built themselves a very respectable reputation. At Cp Lighting & Interiors we have a wide range of Laura Ashley furniture to add to your home that can instantly upgrade your interior décor to new heights of sophistication. The new Laura Ashley furniture range is encapsulated in a wide array of... Read More

Bronze modern vinage style lamp 06/03/2023

How To Mix Modern and Vintage Decor Like An Expert

Modern vintage has been a rising trend in interior decor as homeowners and renters mix vintage pieces with more modern styles. Blending old, often inherited pieces with more contemporary styles results in a soulful home full of unique and interesting pieces. Yet, if you’re new to the trend, getting the perfect balance of modern and vintage can seem difficult. If you want to replicate a modern vintage style in your home, follow our guide to getting the right balance, deciding on a colour palette and which key decor and furniture... Read More


How To Save Energy In Your Home

Tips on saving energy in our homes can help us to use and run our appliances more efficiently.  Making small changes in different areas of your home, from kitchen appliances to water usage, ensures you’re not unnecessarily wasting energy – and money. And while energy-saving tips may seem like minor tweaks to your lifestyle, they can certainly prosper a big return over the years. Follow our top tips for saving energy at home as we explore how you can save on lighting, electricity, heating, water and kitchen appliances. Table of... Read More


Find A Light To Match The Style Of Your Home

Choosing a light in your home can be a challenging decision as the lighting is one of the main stand-out features of every room, which is why you want the light you love to match the interior of the room but also the style of your home. Having a light that matches your home aesthetic is important to every home owner as it helps make the room feel homely. The first thing to consider when choosing a light is the light structure for your room. If you have a low... Read More


Lighting Do’s and Don’ts

Have you ever thought your room somehow just doesn’t look complete, or wondered why that light you saw on an advert or in store doesn’t look as good in your space? It may just be a small tweak to get your room looking perfect. Here’s a few tips and tricks to follow from before choosing your light all the way to after it’s already installed in your space. DO… Find out how much weight your ceiling can handle before choosing your light. This is crucial and can save you a... Read More


5 Ways To Make Your Room Feel Bigger

Looking for ways to make your snug flat feel that little bit larger? Or if you’re simply wanting to make your cramped living room or bedroom seem much more spacious than they actually are, try some of these tips for fooling the eye! 1. USING CURTAINS TO HEIGHTEN THE ROOM Using a curtain rod that it wider than the width of your window will give you enough room to hang each curtain either side of the window, tricking the eye to think that the window is much larger than it... Read More


Energy Saving Tips For Your Home

We know better than anyone how expensive energy bills can get throughout the year and household lighting plays a big part in that expense. This has only became more apparent with the energy price cap in the UK increasing by a huge 54% this month. We want to do our best to help you keep your energy bills down, below we have provided some essential energy saving methods and products that may make a big difference in keeping your homes energy flowing. Energy Efficient Lighting It goes without saying that... Read More


Choosing The Right Colour Temperature

The colour temperature of your light bulbs are something many people may not consider when moving into a new home or installing a new light, yet the look and feel of a room can be greatly affected by your choice. Colour temperature refers to the colour of light that is emitted by a light bulb, which can then affect the atmosphere and mood created for your space. Colour temperature is measured using the Kelvin scale, where Kelvins are used to measure the temperature of an item and its relative energy.... Read More


How To Hang Your Lights At The Perfect Height

Hanging your lights can be challenging, as theres many questions such as how low should the light hang? How much distance should there be between each light? Where should the light be placed? These are all important questions to ask yourself when choosing the perfect light for your room and they can really make a big difference on how much your light will enhance your home. Hanging a light in a dining room or kitchen The dining area and kitchen of most modern homes have an average ceiling height of... Read More