When it comes to changing up the look and feel of your home to inject a little more luxury, there are various different ways to achieve the desired effect, and from changing up the colour scheme to swapping out your cushions and throws, each can go a long way towards helping you achieve the desired effect. But the quickest and easiest way to create atmosphere is something you might not have thought of, and that’s by overhauling your lighting.
The right choice of lighting in your living space can create a cosy and intimate feel that’s just perfect for the autumn months approaching, creating a romantic setting and adding an air of sophistication that a lick of paint just can’t seem to manage. Not only that, but some carefully chosen floor or table lamps or some strategically placed pendant lighting can quickly inject some additional style and sophistication in a way that is certain to impress guests.
Ceiling pendant lighting fixtures have come into their own in recent years, making for a modern light solution that effortlessly combines all of the benefits that come with ceiling lights, side lamps and spotlights. Unlike ceiling light fixtures, you can adjust the height of your pendant lights to suit your needs and tastes – whether you want them low over your kitchen table for intimate evening dining, or hanging low at your bedside for some late-night reading.
With a wide range of styles to choose from, pendant ceiling lights blend effortlessly with all kinds of themes, styles and décor choices and can reflect a retro or classic style as well as supporting a more modern, industrial vibe. Unlike floor lamps, they take up minimal space, yet can still make just as much of a statement, and due to their versatile angles and heights, they can be used to illuminate just the right areas of your room without lighting up the entire space.
No longer are candles the only option when it comes to creating the desired ambience – and let’s face it, it’s just as well, because the wax spillages and late-night worries about whether or not we extinguished them correctly are beginning to wear a little thin.
From metal to glass pendant lighting, the options, it seems, are endless – and that’s particularly true at Hem. Stockists of the innovative Alphabeta Pendant Lighting by Luca Nichetto, we asked them to share the lowdown on this sought-after collection, as well as their top picks for autumn and winter to transform your home.
The Alphabeta Pendant Collection by Luca Nichetto
An innovative and stylish modular lighting system by Venetian designer Luca Nichetto, the Alphabeta Pendant Collection comprises eight different shade shapes and colours that can be mixed and matched within an impressive 1,024 combinations, allowing you to create your own unique look and feel in different rooms throughout your home.
Suffice it to say that Nichetto – who began his career working for respected brands including Salvati and Foscarini before launching his own design firm back in 2006 – has got all bases covered with this sought-after collection. Italian and Scandinavian styles and inspirations are provided to combine the ultimate lighting solution that doesn’t compromise on style.
Top pick 1: The Alphabeta Pendant Uno, 499€
The Alphabeta Pendant Uno is a modern pendant light fitting in blush pink and, like the other light shades within the selection, features a smooth, powder-coated steel shade. Requiring LED G9 bulbs with a maximum 48 wattage, this sophisticated choice is a great pick for kitchen pendant lighting as well as in dining and living areas alike, and as all the Alphabeta pendant lights are bidirectional, you needn’t choose between ambient and spot lighting, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. It’s also available in a range of different colours, making it a versatile fixture to suit all spaces and colour schemes.
Top pick 2: The Alphabeta Pendant Duet, 998€
The Alphabeta Pendant Duet, meanwhile, comprises a pair of slick and understated pendant lights in black and white, making them the ideal choice to go with monochrome colour schemes. If you’re looking to revamp an office space then suspending this duet over your desk will light up just the right space and aid focus and attention, with a pared-down colour scheme that promises to distract you from what’s important. That said, these are suitable for just about every room within the home and can also work well in kitchens and dining rooms, so don’t be afraid to experiment to create a look you’ll love.