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Light up your home to best effect

Find out how to transform a dark room with the right lighting, create a flattering light in your bathroom and make a cosy ambience in your living room. Get some expert advice from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen too.

In this section

The basics
Before you buy a single bulb, learn some lighting basics
Create a lighting plan
Draw out room plans to help you place lights to best effect
Types of lighting
Discover more about different types of lighting
Tricks of the eye
How to make a room look larger, brighter, cosier...
Fixtures and fittings
Tips on choosing the right light for the right place
Laurence's tips
Expert ideas for making the most of electric and natural lighting
Living room schemes
For lighting up your leisure and lounging time
Kitchen schemes
For a functional and efficient place to prepare food
Bathroom schemes
For a blissful but practical washroom
Bedroom schemes
For a restful, calm environment to sleep and play in
Hallway schemes
For a warm, friendly welcome to your home

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