Colour with Lighting { & a giveaway }

Hi there. Today I want to share with you some ways to add colour into your home using lighting.

As I’ve discussed before, I think we often think of lighting as one of the final touches of decorating a room, because of this afterthought mentality we end up choosing something that’s perhaps a neutral colour or style, and even picking something that may be opposed to our tastes. And all because it wasn’t part of the plan. So we want to make sure it “goes” with the rest of the room.

I’m starting to think that choosing your lighting should be one of the first things you decide on when renovating.

I spotted some stunning ( A M A Z I N G) lights at Foundry– some definite future design classics I think. I was inspired to find more ways of adding colour through light. I think having some colour in your home through lighting add a real element of fun too, espcially great for kids rooms or those rooms where a statement light would really work.

Foundry have also kindly offered a prize of £50 to spend at Amazon UK too so scroll down to enter. adding colour to your home using lightFrom main photo clockwise:

Boci 28.37 {28 series} – Foundry lighting

Retro Style silicone pendant- Iconic Lights

Pink Heart Marquee Light- BHS

Festival Ball Fairy Lights- John Lewis

Other ways to add colour with your lighting is by using coloured cords…. This stunning image of a rainbow of lighting cord is from The Design Files in an interview with lighting designer Mark Douglas- check it out.

Photo by Eve WilsonAnd of course there’s always neon!

I’d love to visit neon central God Own Junkyard at some point to have a look at their neon light. How cute is this peekaboo heart light from there?peakaboo goods own junkyard neonTo win £50 to spend at Amazon UK just enter below. The more ways you enter the higher your chance of winning!

UK readers only this time- good luck!

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153 Comments

  1. Kaci Soderstrom
    August 4, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Wow, fantastic giveaway

  2. August 4, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    What lovely lights! xxx

  3. Shirley Evans
    August 4, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    love to win

  4. August 4, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    I think most people have an idea of what they want a finished room to look like before they start. They may not have found the exact light fittings, but they know what type they want. Making a final decision on lights, is probably best left right up until the end of the project, as a decorated room can end up very different to what you imagined.

  5. Ashleigh Allan
    August 4, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Great prize – would love to win!

  6. Yvonne Bradley
    August 4, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    Lovely prize

  7. whiteshadows1
    August 4, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Lovely lights

  8. Martina Pichova
    August 4, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    I would love to win.

  9. pete c
    August 4, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    thanks for the giveaway

  10. Doreen Mccarthy
    August 4, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    what a nice giveaway, love your style!

  11. Darrell
    August 4, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Thanks for running this generous Giveaway, Susie. Absolutely LOVE the lights in the coloured glass balls in the first photograph. Would suit my place to a T.

  12. Fiona Paley
    August 4, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    I really like the festival ball fairy lights.

  13. Alison Macdonald
    August 4, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Fab giveaway! Thank you so much 🙂 fingers & toes crossed x

  14. Maria Hackett
    August 4, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    I would love to spend towards a nice cot mobile for my twins when they due later this year please.

  15. August 5, 2015 / 1:23 am

    Fabulous giveaway,thanks for the chance x

  16. jennie kerley
    August 5, 2015 / 1:37 am

    Great lights ,Great giveaway ,Thanks

  17. Gemma Rice
    August 5, 2015 / 7:00 am

    Absolutely love the piece from Foundry. Reminds me of baubles

  18. August 5, 2015 / 8:37 am

    What a fantastic prize! Thank you so much!

  19. Nichole
    August 5, 2015 / 9:51 am

    What fun lights! I would love to win, thank you for the chance!

  20. Jade H
    August 5, 2015 / 10:33 am

    Fantastic giveaway

  21. August 5, 2015 / 10:35 am

    These ideas are certainly ones I will be nabbling 🙂 Thanks for the chance

  22. Tracy
    August 5, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Thank you for the giveaway! Those lights are stunning!

  23. Liam Bishop
    August 5, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    Thanks for this. I have to agree a good light can tie the room together and be a great focal point!

  24. Laura Nice
    August 5, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    Those lights are fab!!

  25. aj
    August 5, 2015 / 3:37 pm

    good luck all

  26. felicity williams
    August 5, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    This is a very interesting blog x

  27. katie skeoch
    August 5, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    I’d love the bocci lights, could never afford them though!

  28. susan younger
    August 5, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    they look lovely

  29. Maya Russell
    August 5, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    I love the lights – really colourful. Would like to win £50 for Amazon.

  30. kayleigh Bates
    August 5, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    I adore these lights, so fun 🙂 x

  31. August 5, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Great post and very generous competition. Thank you

  32. Cassandra Mayers
    August 5, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    Great Lights 😀 Really colourful! Would love to win £50 amazon Voucher, Thanks for the chance x

  33. August 5, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    light up my life! 😉

  34. August 5, 2015 / 11:10 pm

    Wow what wonderful lights! I’d never planned a room around lights before, just light shades. Although mr W and I got some amazing matching lamps for our bedside tables recently and it really does complete the room!

  35. Hassina Begum
    August 6, 2015 / 1:52 am

    cool comp.

  36. Ruth Harwood
    August 6, 2015 / 8:41 am

    fabulous prize 🙂 xx

  37. debbie smith
    August 6, 2015 / 9:53 am

    wow i would love those light sin the top pic in my home outstanding design and fab giveaway thankyou xx

  38. Sinead ORourke
    August 6, 2015 / 10:37 am

    I would love to get some kitchenware for my sister

  39. claire griffiths
    August 6, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    love the festival ball fairy lights

  40. August 6, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Very interesting read, and thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Gemma Massey
    August 6, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Lovely thanks for the chance

  42. Tracy Newton
    August 6, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    Loving the lights. This is a great giveaway. Thanks for running it. If I was fortunate enough to win I would spend the voucher on toys to put away for Christmas

  43. August 6, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    Awww amazing! I love the lights in your main image 🙂 Just entered! xx

  44. Mirjana
    August 7, 2015 / 1:24 am

    Fantastic prize 🙂

  45. stacy sorrell
    August 7, 2015 / 11:46 am

    LOVE LOVE the Peekboo light!!! its on my wishlist 🙂

  46. Kirsty Ward
    August 7, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Fab Prize!

  47. Jayne T
    August 7, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Those lights look lovely, thanks for the giveaway.

  48. Gina Camacho
    August 7, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    amazing giveaway xx thanks for the chance xx

  49. August 8, 2015 / 2:20 am

    Thankyou for the chance!! Would love to put this gift card towards a treat for my boyfriend!

  50. clair downham
    August 8, 2015 / 11:57 am

    would love to win thankyou

  51. Rebecca Barnes
    August 8, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Love the pictures on your instagram – also some lovely ones using light! It should become your specialist topic 🙂

  52. Gillian Cooke
    August 8, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    I am always buying unusual lamps. They are useful and decorative x

  53. August 8, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    I love the photo of the glass balls on long cords – it would look so fabulous lit up. It definitely looks like a conversation piece!

  54. August 9, 2015 / 7:19 am

    They are really cute lights 🙂

  55. August 9, 2015 / 10:51 am

    Such lovely colours in this post.

  56. Chris Aldridge
    August 9, 2015 / 11:04 am

    Lovely generous prize. Many Thanks

  57. August 9, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    Love all these colourful lights

  58. kellyjo walters
    August 9, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    stunning lights .. fab prize, Amazon very handy

  59. August 9, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    thanks for competition!

  60. Julie Booth
    August 9, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    fantastic giveaway

  61. Kat Lucas
    August 10, 2015 / 6:54 am

    Love the lights! Thanks for having such a fab giveaway

  62. August 10, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Love this blog it’s nice to know there are more people like me out there

  63. Christine Caple
    August 10, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Lovely lights, great prize!

  64. Karen Mullen
    August 10, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Love the lights, they are fab

  65. August 10, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Loving those cord lights – we have green ones for Christmas!

  66. Alica
    August 10, 2015 / 11:54 pm

    What a lovely giveaway, thank you 🙂 x

  67. Roger Bufton
    August 11, 2015 / 8:36 am

    Thank you for the competition.

  68. Nora Saab
    August 11, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Love the Boci lights, so pretty

  69. Mia Fergusson
    August 11, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Beautiful lights, thanks for such a wonderful competition.

  70. Gemma Holland
    August 11, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Fabulous feature, thanks. I love unusual lighting. I just picked up some lovely rusty looking illuminated initials for my sons’ rooms. They’re perfect!

  71. August 11, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    Fab comp – and I love those coloured cluster lights!

  72. Sara Goodman
    August 11, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    Your lights are amazing and so is your giveaway 🙂
    Thanks so much xxx

  73. Emma Ellams
    August 11, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Love those lights, such a good idea!

  74. laura meg miller
    August 12, 2015 / 11:04 am

    wow so lovely

  75. Laura Todd
    August 12, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    Lovely prize, would be thrilled to win 🙂

  76. Debbie
    August 12, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    thanks for the chance to win; loving your ideas

  77. August 12, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    Glad to have discovered your blog through this giveaway. Love the feel of your blog!

  78. Lisa Everaert
    August 13, 2015 / 11:10 am

    Thankyou for the amazing giveaway! Great prize.

  79. August 13, 2015 / 10:41 pm

    Lovely lights! Thanks for the giveaway.

  80. August 14, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    This post really made me smile because when we were renovating our home office I bought a lampshade for the ceiling before I even knew what colour I wanted the walls or we’d even started ripping off the old wallpaper. Definitely lights first! thank you for the giveaway x

  81. natalie ellis
    August 14, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    What a generous prize, thank you !!!

  82. August 14, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Amazon is one of my favourite places to shop. Thanks for the lovely competition.

  83. August 14, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    lovely giveawaymany thanks =D x

  84. Joanne Davis
    August 14, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    im not mike, i logged in on a friends account by accident!
    lovely giveaway, many thanks =D x

  85. August 14, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    These would light up my life x

  86. Leanne V Mckenna
    August 15, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    I love lighting, it can be so unique and say alot about a person

  87. Alix Smith
    August 16, 2015 / 10:41 am

    Fab prize! I get loads of things from Amazon. xx

  88. Jess Mary
    August 17, 2015 / 9:13 am

    Amazing giveaway! Amazon is one of my favorite places to shop online 🙂 x

  89. katie
    August 17, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    Fab prize and love the lights!!

  90. Janine Atkin
    August 17, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    fab prize, id love this!

  91. Kimberley Hazelton
    August 18, 2015 / 2:53 am

    Lovely

  92. Zoey P
    August 18, 2015 / 5:56 am

    Some great ideas. Thanks for the chance to win too 🙂

  93. June
    August 19, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    I’ve never really been one for quirky lights, but I really loved some of the examples on this page enough to give it a second thought!

  94. leanne abel
    August 20, 2015 / 11:55 pm

    Love your site, fingers crossed x

  95. Hannah Ingham
    August 21, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    Great giveaway! Wow! 🙂

  96. jacquie godsell
    August 21, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    lovely giveaway thanks for the chance

  97. August 22, 2015 / 9:55 am

    love that bubble chandelier, what fun!

  98. julie kenny
    August 22, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    All done and fingers tightly crossed x

  99. Hazel Rea
    August 23, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Lights can be so much fun and make such a difference to a room.

  100. Lizzy Cooper
    August 23, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Great giveaway, thanks!

  101. Emma Wright
    August 23, 2015 / 11:53 pm

    Great read x

  102. Claire Barker
    August 24, 2015 / 7:07 am

    I love the Moooi Raimond R61 lights on the Foundry site , I’ll have to start saving!

  103. Claire Davies
    August 24, 2015 / 8:34 am

    Brilliant competition 🙂 Thank you ever so much.

  104. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    August 24, 2015 / 10:28 am

    Love these lights, so unique & very cool!

  105. Rebecca Austin
    August 24, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Great giveaway. Fingers croseed

  106. kim neville
    August 24, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    Love the lights 🙂

  107. Susan B
    August 24, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    Love the coloured lighting cords! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  108. sue johnson
    August 24, 2015 / 5:32 pm

    amazing!!

  109. Helen Metcalfe
    August 24, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    I like the coloured cord, it seems silly that we always use white.

  110. sandra ralph
    August 24, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    oh wow some of these lights are just stunning

  111. Sheri Darby
    August 24, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    What fun lights

  112. Nancy Bradford
    August 24, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    What an amazing competition and prize. Thank you for running it 🙂

  113. Trevor linvell
    August 24, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    The lights look amazing!

  114. August 25, 2015 / 1:47 am

    Brilliant competition 🙂 Thank you ever so much. Fingers Crossed!

  115. August 25, 2015 / 7:58 am

    Such a great range of lighting over Foundry, hadn’t heard of them beofre seeing your post – I love the coloured blown glass chandelier.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  116. Tina M Holmes
    August 25, 2015 / 8:49 am

    fantastic giveaway.

  117. Victoria Prince
    August 25, 2015 / 9:08 am

    What a great idea – I’ve never thought too much about lighting before, I certainly will now!

  118. susan thornton
    August 25, 2015 / 10:06 am

    Those lights are amazing! Wow!

  119. Sarah S
    August 25, 2015 / 10:10 am

    Lovely prize!

  120. Dawn Underwood
    August 25, 2015 / 10:34 am

    Fabulous idea!

  121. lishy
    August 25, 2015 / 10:34 am

    love to win, love the blog 🙂

  122. Marylyn Hammersley
    August 25, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    Unique lighting, great competition, thanks

  123. Kellie Steed
    August 25, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Love the blog, great prize! Thanks 🙂

  124. helen newton
    August 25, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    Thank you for the great ideas… I am looking for new lights for my living room ♥♥

  125. Sandra Siddall
    August 25, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Fabulous prize 🙂 Love the lights lots too! 🙂

  126. christine nicholson
    August 25, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    great lights x

  127. Sammi McSporran
    August 25, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Wonderful giveaway! I have a few birthdays coming up so this would be amazing for buying prezzies! 😀

  128. Martina Alban
    August 25, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    such a fab prize

  129. pauline black
    August 25, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    Fab lights! Very pretty!

  130. marsha richardson
    August 25, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Fab prize and awesome blog!

  131. Patricia Fraser
    August 25, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    Thank you so much for a fantastic giveaway x

  132. Jessica Townley
    August 25, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    The lights are so quirky which is what I love! Great post and giveaway, good luck everyone!

  133. Thea hatch
    August 25, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    plenty of food for thought. Love the lights

  134. Tammy Neal
    August 25, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    Wow Fantastic give away Thanks for the chance to win <3 xx

  135. August 25, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    Good lighting can make such a difference – especially as winter draws nearer!

  136. Janet Rumley
    August 25, 2015 / 10:42 pm

    some lovely ideas to consider here. xxx

  137. Natalie Crossan
    August 25, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    Wonderful, amazon is so useful 🙂

  138. Leanne Bell
    August 25, 2015 / 11:06 pm

    I’m currently in the planning process for decorating my bedroom so this has been really helpful – thank you x

  139. Emma Carvell
    August 25, 2015 / 11:37 pm

    Love the Boci 28.37 light!

  140. Lydia Houghton
    August 25, 2015 / 11:47 pm

    Peekaboo!
    Love the lights! xxx