Westbrook Ave Aesthetic Comforts was born out of a sincere love for the interplay between simplicity and timeless elegance. Our story began with a passionate pursuit of home decor products that strikes a balance between timeless elegance, simplicity and versatility, to offer you products that fit perfectly into various modern lifestyles.

Our mission is to empower you, our customers, to create beautiful and inspiring homes that reflects your unique style and personality. We aspire to curate spaces that embody calm, comfort, functionality and enduring elegance. Rooted in our values of versatility, simplicity, sustainability, individuality and self expression, we are committed to providing thoughtfully designed, high quality products that enhances the quality of life for our customers.

Read Our Blog

Our goal is to inspire intentional living by encouraging an appreciation for timeless design and conscious consumption. We strive to strike a balance between simplicity and versatility, providing products that seamlessly fits into various lifestyles and encouraging individuals to surround themselves only with items that bring genuine joy, a meaningful and comforting environment. Embracing the principles of clarity and calm, we aim to create homes that serve as both retreats and sources of inspiration in our fast paced world. 

Driven by a passion for innovation and a dedication to ethical practices, we envision a future where the products harmonise with environmental responsibility. At Westbrook Aesthetic Comfort, home is not just a place; it is a canvas for intentional living and self expression, where you can curate your comfort. Every element serves a purpose and simplicity is a timeless expression of refined living.

Shop The Collection

Our Products

We deliver premium and trending products such as ceiling lights, table lamps, gifts ideas including personalised gifts, home decor items and wall art. We have meticulously curated an unparalleled collection that transcends conventional boundaries, harmonising modern minimalist products with vintage glam, Scandinavian simplicity, farmhouse charm, artistic expression and the idyllic essence of cottagecore.

Shop Now

Services

Retail 

Transactional website where customers can order products such as home decor, lighting and gifts.

Education 

Blog and gift guides that provide information on style tips and guides for customers.

Consultation  

Online consultation service for customer seeking help with interior design.

Product Sourcing  

Can’t find what you are looking for? Get in touch.  We work with a large number of suppliers and manufacturers who have an extensive products catalogue,  much of which is not listed on our website. If you do not find what you are looking for on Westbrook we can source it for you free of charge.  Simply send us a picture or a description of your desired product.

At Westbrook, we invite you to be part of our story – a story that not only brings together products that conveys refined taste and sophistication but that’s eco-friendly, sustainable and effortlessly fits into various lifestyles. Our purpose is to inspire, to create and to turn homes into canvases that reflect not only our aesthetic but the stories we hold dear and want to communicate. Welcome to a journey where each piece is not just an object but a chapter in the unfolding story of your space and ours.

Contact Us

FAQPage

Frequently asked questions


What home decor is trending?

Here are some of the most popular home decor trend in 2024; mugs and towels in serene pastel hues and special handmade touch, furniture with gently rounded shapes, denim decor, boho wall art, carved designs unique finishes and collaging of wood veneers to form patterns, unfinished edges in harder material like stones, statement bathroom, metal oxidised finish, brush texture, mirror effect, squiggles and scallop shapes, abstract shapes, statement rug, new cottagecore, paper lantern, dark wood tones, vintage patterns, mermaid core, western gothic, cafecore etc

 


Where to shop for home decor online?

At Westbrook we stock a variety of home decor items including ceiling light, vase, colourful rug/custom rugs, wine glasses, table lamps etc. Looking for gift ideas including housewarming gifts? We have something for everyone!

 


What home decor styles are there?

Modern minimalist, bohemian chic, coastal retreat, farmhouse charm, urban industrial, elegant glamour, Scandinavian hygge, eclectic mix, art decor glamour, transitional elegance, vintage, cottagecore.

 

What are home decor items?

Home decor items are furnishings, accessories, and decorative accents used to enhance the aesthetic appeal and functionality of living spaces. These items serve to reflect personal style, create ambiance, and contribute to the overall atmosphere of a home. These items include: sofas, chairs, tables, beds, dressers, curtains, drapes, rugs, carpets, throws, blankets, pillows, bedding, artwork, mirrors, clocks, tapestries, decals, wall hangings, chandeliers, pendant lights, floor lamps, table lamps, sconces, string lights, vases, sculptures, figurines, candles, candleholders, bowls, trays, decorative boxes, indoor plants, flowers, succulents, botanical arrangements, baskets, trays, hooks, shelves, storage containers etc

 

What are home decor styles?

Home decor styles refer to distinct aesthetics or themes that dictate the overall look and feel of a living space. These styles are characterised by specific design elements, colour schemes, furniture choices and decorative accents. Examples traditional, modern/contemporary, mid-century modern, Scandinavian/Nordic:, bohemian/boho, farmhouse/rustic:, industrial, coastal or a hybrid of two or more styles.

 

Where can I find home decor?

We stock a variety of home decor items to suit an wide range of styles. 

 

What are home decor products?

Home decor items include: sofas, chairs, tables, beds, dressers, curtains, drapes, rugs, carpets, throws, blankets, pillows, bedding, artwork, mirrors, clocks, tapestries, decals, wall hangings, chandeliers, pendant lights, floor lamps, table lamps, sconces, string lights, vases, sculptures, figurines, candles, candleholders, bowls, trays, decorative boxes, indoor plants, flowers, succulents, botanical arrangements, baskets, trays, hooks, shelves, storage containers etc

 

Home decor types

 Examples of home decor types: traditional, modern/contemporary, mid-century modern, Scandinavian/Nordic:, bohemian/boho, farmhouse/rustic:, industrial, coastal or a hybrid of two or more styles.

 

Home decor tips

Our blog provides home decor tip or follow us on social media. Links in footer.

 

Home decor products

sofas, chairs, tables, beds, dressers, curtains, drapes, rugs, carpets, throws, blankets, pillows, bedding, artwork, mirrors, clocks, tapestries, decals, wall hangings, chandeliers, pendant lights, floor lamps, table lamps, sconces, string lights, vases, sculptures, figurines, candles, candleholders, bowls, trays, decorative boxes, indoor plants, flowers, succulents, botanical arrangements, baskets, trays, hooks, shelves, storage containers etc

 

What are the 4 elements of decor?

The 4 elements of home decor are: colour, texture, pattern, light.

 

Where do I start with decor?

Starting with decor can seem overwhelming, but breaking it down into manageable steps can help you navigate the process more easily. Here are some steps to get started : define your style, set a budget, assess your space,  create a mood board, start with key pieces, Layer with textiles, accessorise the room with decorative accents that enhance the decor style and reflect your personality, incorporating items that hold sentimental value or reflect your interests and hobbies, edit and refine. You can read more on our blog.

 

What is classic style in home decor?

Classic style in home decor is characterised by timeless elegance, sophistication, and a sense of refinement. It draws inspiration from traditional European design elements and architectural details, evoking a sense of grandeur and opulence.

 

How can I make my room look better without buying anything?

Improving the look of your room without buying anything can be achieved through creative rearrangement, decluttering, and utilising what you already have. You can; declutter, reposition furniture, rotate decor items, utilise natural light, If you have houseplants in other areas of your home, consider moving them into your room to add freshness and vibrancy without spending money, rearrange furniture to highlight a focal point, DIY/upcycle- repurpose old furniture, create artwork using recycled materials, or make decorative accents such as throw pillow covers or wall hanging, rearrange or rehang existing artwork and photographs to change the look of your walls, Give your room a thorough cleaning and organising session,  switch around bedding, curtains or area rugs from other rooms to give your space a new look, layer different textures and patterns to add visual interest and cosiness.

 


Why is it called decor?

The term decor is derived from the word decoration. In the context of interior design and home styling, decor refers to the process of beautifying and enhancing the appearance of a space through the use of furniture, accessories, colour schemes and other design elements.The word decoration itself originates from the Latin word decorare, which means to adorn or to embellish.

 

What are the most popular home decor items?

The popularity of home decor items can vary based on current trends, individual preferences, and seasonal influences.

 

What is the difference between decoration and decor?

The terms decoration and decor are often used interchangeably but there are subtle differences in their meanings. Decoration refers to the act or process of adorning or embellishing something to enhance its appearance or items or elements used to beautify a space, object or surface. For example, hanging ornaments on a Christmas tree or arranging flowers in a vase.  Decor is a shortened form of the word decoration and is often used to refer collectively to the overall style, aesthetic or feel of a space. It includes the combination of furniture, accessories, colour schemes and design elements that contribute to the look and feel of a room. Decor has broader a scope and encompasses the entire design concept or style. For example, if the decor of the living room is modern and minimalist, it means the overall style and aesthetic of the room.

 

What is the main principle of home decor?

The main principle of home decor is to create a space that is functional, comfortable, and visually pleasing while reflecting the personality and lifestyle of the homeowner. The principles include: functionality, comfort, aesthetic, personalisation, balance and harmony.

 

What does modern home decor look like?

Modern home decor is characterised by clean lines, minimalism and a focus on simplicity and functionality. It often incorporates sleek, streamlined furniture, neutral colour palettes and uncluttered spaces.

 

What is interior home decor?

Interior home decor refers to the art and practice of enhancing the interior of a residential space to make it more aesthetically pleasing, functional and comfortable. It involves selecting and arranging furniture, accessories, colour schemes, lighting and other design elements to create a cohesive and harmonious environment that reflects style and personality.

 

Should you paint walls or skirting first?

When painting a room, it's generally recommended to paint the skirting boards first and then move on to painting the walls.

 

Home decor essentials

sofa, armchairs or recliners, lighting fixtures, rugs, window treatments, decorative accents such as artwork, mirrors, vases, sculptures, and candles,  soft furnishings such as throw pillows, blankets, curtains, storage solutions, plants and greenery, wall decor, kitchen essential items such as cookware, utensils, small appliances and storage containers and high-quality bedding including sheets, pillows, duvets, and blanket.

 

Home decor gifts

We wouldn't call ourselves a home decor guru,  but there is a section on our website dedicated to home decor gift ideas. Find home decor gifts for her, friends, Mother day gift ideas or housewarming gifts to give your friends or family a good start on their new journey.

 

Where do I buy the best home decor?

If you'd like to know where to buy the best home decor, look no further. We stock some of the best home decor items catering to people who's decor style centres around modern minimalism, Scandinavian simplicity, vintage glam, farmhouse charm/cottagecore and artistic expression.

 

Does home decor include furniture?

Yes, home decor often includes furniture as it plays a crucial role in shaping the aesthetics, functionality and overall mood of a space. Furniture is an integral part of home decor, providing both practical utility and visual appeal.

 

Home decor is the art and practice of enhancing the interior of a residential space to make it more aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and functional. It involves the selection and arrangement of furniture, accessories, colour schemes, lighting, and other design elements to create a cohesive and harmonious environment that reflects the homeowner's style and personality. We have a variety of home decor items for sale.

 

Home design is he broader process of creating functional and aesthetically pleasing residential spaces, including both the interior and exterior aspects of a home. It involves planning, conceptualising and executing architectural and interior design elements to meet the needs and preferences of the occupants. It involves; architectural design:, interior design, space planning, material selection, environmental considerations, technology Integration and landscape design.

 

What is the 60 30 10 decorating rule?

The 60-30-10 decorating rule is a guideline used in interior design to create a balanced colour scheme within a space. The rule suggests allocating percentages of colours as follows: 60% dominant colour, 30% secondary colour and 10% accent colour. 

 

Coloured Rugs

Interior designers would agree that a statement rug really pulls a room together. A custom rug adds uniqueness and personality to your home. We can customise rugs, simply provide a picture!

 

What are the 3 F's of interior design?

The "3 F's" of interior design refer to three fundamental aspects that designers often consider when creating or evaluating interior spaces. These aspects are: functionality which refers to the practical use and purpose of a space, form relates to the aesthetic and visual aspects of interior design and feeling, also known as mood or atmosphere, refers to the emotional response and sensory experience elicited by a space.

 

What is a decorative item?

A decorative item is any object or accessory used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a space or to add visual interest and personality to an interior design scheme. Decorative items can range from small accent pieces to larger statement pieces and can be used in various rooms throughout a home. Common decorative items include; artwork, mirror, vase and bowls,  candle and candleholder, throw pillows and blankets, statues and figurine, bookends, clocks, wall hanging and tapestry, decorative boxes and trays etc 

 

Home decor mood board 

A home decor mood board is a visual tool used by interior designers, decorators or homeowners to gather and display ideas, inspirations and design elements when decorating a space within a home. It typically consists of a collage of images, textures, colours, furniture pieces, accessories etc arranged in a cohesive and visually pleasing manner. We carry a range of home decor mood board templates for various styles and we can also customised based on your request.

 

Maximalist decor

Maximalist interior design is a style that embraces personality and self expression. It's a mixing of decor from different eras, combining bold colour schemes in the form of dopamine dressing, patterns, luxurious fabrics and an eclectic collection of furniture and accessories.

Image of Maximalist decor living room
Maximalist home decor

 

Minimalist decor

Minimalist interior design priorities simplicity, clean lines and functionality. It a less is more approach, aiming to create a sense of spaciousness, serenity and order. Home decor minimalist style uses neutral colour palettes such as white, black, grey and beige, natural light and open floor plans, functional furniture and high quality materials such as wood, stone, metal and glass. It is the opposite of maximalist decor.

 

Minimalist room ideas- minimalist bedroom

Minimalist bedroom ideas prioritise relaxation and rejuvenation by focusing on simplicity, functionality and a calming aesthetic through simplicity, clean lines and functionality. You should opt for a neutral colour palette such as white, beige, grey or black to create a sense of calm and openness. Add essential furniture pieces only, such as a bed, nightstand(s) and a dresser. Opt for simple designs with clean lines and uncluttered silhouettes. Consider furniture that serves multiple purposes such as a bed with built-in storage drawers or a nightstand with built-in shelves or hidden storage solutions like built-in wardrobes, cabinets or under bed storage to keep the room clean and uncluttered. Capitalise on natural lighting ​​by using sheer curtains or blinds on windows. Implement layered lighting with a combination of overhead lighting, task lighting (e.g. bedside lamps) and mood lighting for a warm and inviting atmosphere. Keep decorative elements minimal by selecting a few statement pieces like artwork, plants or a throw blanket.  Introduce texture through natural materials like wood, woven baskets or throw pillows to add visual interest without cluttering your space. If you need planning your space we can help you create a custom ​​home decor mood board.

Minimalist Bedroom | BedHut
Image Bedhut

What is My Home Decor Style?

What is my home decor style? Ever look at a magazine spread and think, "That living room is amazing, but it totally wouldn't suit me?" Or maybe you scroll through endless Pinterest boards but feel lost amidst a sea of styles? Worry not, design enthusiast! This quiz is your key to unlocking your personal home decor!

  

Personalised gifts

Personalised photo gifts offers the opportunity for you to customise your gift giving to suit the receiver style and taste and creates a cherished memory. We offer a wide selection of personalised photo gifts such as personalised mugs, personalised blankets, personalised key rings, personalised jigsaw, custom apron, personalised door mat, custom rugs and much much more!
 

LED ceiling lights

LED ceiling lights are a popular choice for homeowners today because they offer a number of advantages over traditional incandescent bulbs such as energy efficiency, long lifespan, dimmable, environmentally friendly and are available in a variety of styles. They come in different types: flush mount, recessed, pendant lighting and chandelier. 

What type of lighting is best for kitchen?

Kitchen lighting should balance aesthetics with practicality. A common option for regular kitchen lighting is recessed lighting. Spread them out evenly on the ceiling to make sure there are no remaining dark spots. For long lasting and energy efficient lighting, use LED recessed lights. Another choice for light distribution, especially in smaller kitchens, is flush mount lighting. Select a design that is near the ceiling and offers a generous distribution of light. For concentrated lighting above breakfast bars or kitchen islands, pendant lighting is perfect. They provide lighting for casual eating or food preparation while also adding an element of elegance. For task lighting on counters, under cabinet lighting is essential. LED lights are a popular option since they provide energy efficiency, a sleek appearance, and remove shadows from your work surfaces.  When choosing kitchen lighting, ensure it’s dimmable, choose a cooler colour temperature around 4000K. This daylight white light provides optimal visibility for food preparation and other tasks. Match your chosen lighting with your overall kitchen design. We offer a wide variety of ceiling lights including LED ceiling lights, pendants and under cabinet lighting options in various styles, from modern and minimalist to rustic and traditional.

What is the best lighting for a bedroom?

In order to create an ideal and calm setting in a bedroom, layering lighting is essential. A traditional option for bedrooms is flush mount lights since the provide a soft, diffused lighting across the room. Use frosted glass shades to distribute light more subtly. Another choice for general lighting is dimmable recessed lighting. Recessed lights have a sleek appearance and may be adjusted to create a peaceful feel. To prevent glare, make sure they aren't placed exactly over the bed. Focused light is provided by table lights for in bed work or reading. Think about using lampshades made of cloth to create a warm and cosy glow. In addition to saving up nightstand space, wall lights on each side of the bed provide a chic substitute for table lamps. Choose sconces with adjustable arms or shades for directional lighting.

 

Ceiling Fan

When selecting a ceiling fan, you should take into account room size, ceiling height, style and features like speed settings, reversible blades for winter use, integrated lighting options and if it is remote control operated. Ceiling fans are more than just a way to cool down on a hot day; they're a versatile and stylish addition to any home, offering a range of benefits such as improved comfort, better air quality, enhanced lighting, and energy efficiency.

Why personalized gifts are the best?

Personalized gifts go beyond just being a present, they show you care, they create lasting memories, the speak directly to the recipient, they're unique and you can personalise almost anything, from mugs and jewellery to home décor items and clothing. They're a way to express your love, appreciation and thoughtfulness in a way that's both unique and meaningful. They create a stronger connection with the recipient and leave a lasting impression.

 

Why personalized gifts are so popular?

They're a way to express your love, appreciation and thoughtfulness in a way that's both unique and meaningful. They create a stronger connection with the recipient and leave a lasting impression.

 

Where can I buy personalised gifts

At Aesthetic Comforts we carry a large selection of personalised gift item whether you're looking gifts for men, gifts for her, mother's day gift, graduation gifts, father's day gifts or housewarming gifts. All as unique as the recipient.

 

what are personalized gifts? 

Personalized gifts are presents that have been customised in some way to make them specific to the recipient. This customisation can take many forms, but here are some common examples such as adding a name or initials, engraving a message, choosing a design with a personal message or selecting  a custom made item.

 

what can you personalize as gifts?

The world of personalized gifts is vast and ever-expanding. Some items that can be personalised throws or blankets, cutting boards, mugs, tea towels, doormatspicture framesdecorative pillows, keyrings, puzzles, jewellery, scarves, hats, clothing-hoodies, phone cases, portable chargers, wireless earbuds, speakers or headphones, utensil sets, drinkware, gourmet food baskets, stationery sets, notebooks, travel accessories, calendars, tickets to an event, cooking class, weekend getaway etc

 

What are some useful gifts? 

Personalised gifts are always the best choice because express your love, appreciation and thoughtfulness in a way that's both unique and meaningful. They create a stronger connection with the recipient and leave a lasting impression.

 

What are some thoughtful gifts?  

Personalised gifts are always the best choice because express your love, appreciation and thoughtfulness in a way that's both unique and meaningful. They create a stronger connection with the recipient and leave a lasting impression. Some items that can be personalised throws or blankets, cutting boards, mugstea towelsdoormatspicture framesdecorative pillowskeyringspuzzlesjewellery, scarves, hats, clothing-hoodies, phone cases, portable chargers, wireless earbuds, speakers or headphones, utensil sets, drinkware, gourmet food baskets, stationery sets, notebooks, travel accessories, calendars, tickets to an event, cooking class, weekend getaway etc

 

How do I find the perfect gift for someone?

Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, but when you personalise it, you show the recipient you put extra thought and care into choosing something special. Aesthetic Comforts offers a wide selection of unique gifts that can be customised to create a truly meaningful present.

 

How can I put a picture on a mug?

Imagine sipping their morning coffee from a mug featuring a cherished memory, a silly inside joke, or a heartwarming photo. At Aesthetic Comforts, we can help you turn that vision into a reality! We offer a convenient and creative way to personalize mugs with pictures, making them the perfect gift for any occasion. Browse our mug selection.

 

The cost of engraving something can vary depending on the complexity of the engraving, the material being engraved, the size of the engraving and the engraving method used.  However, estimate of a simple engraving (initials, names) runs between $10-$50 and for a larger or more intricate design is it $50+

 

What is a good couples gift for Christmas?

Picking a couples gift for Christmas can be a fun way to celebrate their bond and bring them joy together. 

 

What is a personalized jewelry?

Personalized jewellery is any piece of jewellery that has been customised in some way to make it unique and special to the wearer. The jewellery can be personalized by engraving, monograms, birthstones, symbols and charms, handwritten messages or you can create completely custom piece.

 

Is it possible to replace a ceiling fan with just lights?

Yes, you can replace ceiling lights with just light. It is a common diy project and here is a quick guide on how to do it:

1. Turn off the power by ensuring the circuit breaker supplying the fan is switched off 
2. Remove the fan by taking down the blades, motor housing and mounting bracket.
3. You'll likely find three wires in the electrical box: black (hot), white (neutral) and copper (ground).
4. Most light fixtures come with a mounting bracket that attaches to the existing electrical box.Depending on your light fixture, you might need to connect the black and white wires to the corresponding wires in the box. Some fixtures have separate wires for the light and a pull chain switch.

5. Mount the light fixture and secure it by following the manufacturer's instructions for attaching the light fixture to the mounting bracket.
If you're not comfortable working with electrical wiring, it's always best to hire a qualified electrician to do the job for you. 

 

Which ceiling pendant lights are best for a living room?

The best ceiling pendant lights for your living room depends on a few factors, such as the size and style of your room, as well as your personal taste. Here are a few popular options:
1. Glass pendant lighting come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can add a touch of elegance or whimsy to your space.
2. Metal pendants can add a modern or industrial feel to your living room.
3. Wicker pendant lights are a great way to add a natural touch to your living room.
4. Globe pendants are a classic choice that can work well in a variety of styles.

 

What are the best ceiling lights for a living room?

The best ceiling lights for your living room depends on size and style of your room and your personal taste. Here are some options to consider:
* Pendant lights/ceiling lights are a great way to add a touch of style and personality to your living room. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, so you can find one that perfectly complements your décor. Pendant lights are ideal for living rooms with high ceilings as they can help to fill up the space and create a focal point.
* Chandeliers are a classic choice for living rooms that adds a touch of elegance and sophistication. They come in a wide variety of styles, from traditional to modern, so you can find one that fits your taste. Chandeliers are best suited for larger living rooms with high ceilings as they can overwhelm a small space.
* Recessed lighting is a great way to provide general lighting for your living room. It can be installed in the ceiling or walls and it can be used to highlight specific areas of the room, such as artwork or bookshelves. Recessed lighting is a versatile option that can work well in living rooms of all sizes.
* Track lighting is a great option for living rooms that need task lighting such as for reading or hobbies. It can be installed on the ceiling or walls and it can be adjusted to focus the light where it's needed. Track lighting is also a good option for highlighting artwork or other features in your living room.
* Flush mount lighting are a good option for living rooms with low ceilings. They are mounted directly to the ceiling, so they don't take up any extra headroom. Flush mount lights come in a variety of styles, so you can find one that complements your décor style.

 

What are the benefits of using ceiling lights in living rooms?

Ceiling lights offer a range of advantages that contribute to both the functionality and aesthetics of your living room such as
1. A well chosen ceiling light can bathe your living room in even, diffused light, eliminating dark corners and creating a bright, welcoming atmosphere. This is particularly useful for larger living rooms where other lighting options might struggle to reach every area.
2. Ceiling lights typically serve as the primary source of mood lighting in your living room. This sets the baseline for making the space comfortable and functional for various activities, whether it's socialising, reading or simply relaxing.
3. Adequate lighting promotes safety by ensuring clear visibility throughout the room. It also reduces eye strain, making your living room a more comfortable environment to spend time in.
4. Many modern ceiling lights utilise energy saving LED technology which lowers electricity bills and reduces environmental impact.
5. Many ceiling lights offer features like dimmers or smart lighting controls. With these, you can adjust the brightness and even the colour temperature of the light to suit the mood or activity. For instance, a bright, cool light might be ideal for working on a project, while a warm dimmed light can create a more relaxing atmosphere for movie night.
6. The right ceiling light can be a beautiful decorative element in itself. From statement chandeliers to sleek pendant lights, there are options to complement any style and elevate the overall look of your living room. They can also draw attention to architectural features or highlight other furnishings and artwork in the space.

 

What are the best ceiling lights for a room?

The best ceiling lights for a room depend on several factors, including the size and style of the room, as well as your personal taste and what activities you'll be doing in the room. You can read more about this on our blog post about best ceiling lights for a room.

 

How to light a dark living room ceiling light?

Prioritise lights with a high lumen output. Lumens measure the total quantity of visible light emitted by a source. Look for lights with a lumen output suitable for your living room's size (generally, more lumens for bigger spaces). LED lights are particularly energy efficient while offering high lumens. Cooler colour temperatures (around 4000K-5000K) mimic natural daylight and can make a room feel brighter and more spacious. Warmer temperatures (around 2700K-3000K) create a cosy room but might not be ideal for a very dark room. You can explore dimmable lights that allow you to adjust the colour temperature based on the mood or activity.

Opt for light fixtures with open shades or diffusers that allow light to spread freely throughout the room. Opaque or enclosed shades can block light and contribute to a dim feel. Frosted or glass globe shades can diffuse light beautifully.

Consider a combination of ceiling lights and other light sources to achieve a well lit and layered effect. Wall sconces, floor lamps or table lamps can brighten specific areas and eliminate dark corners.

Introduce reflective surfaces into your living room decor. Mirrors placed strategically can bounce light around the room, making it feel brighter. Consider light coloured furniture and wall paint as they reflect light more effectively than darker tones.

 

What type of ceiling light is best for a bedroom?

Bedrooms crave a calming atmosphere. Opt for flush mount lighting fixtures, offering diffused light that's perfect for unwinding. Dimmer switches add further control, allowing you to adjust brightness for different activities.

Task lighting in the form of wall lights/sconces on either side of the bed for focused reading light. Look for adjustable options to direct light where needed.

To add personality, consider statement pendant lighting above your nightstand. Pendants lights with fabric shades provide a warm glow, ideal for creating a cosy reading nook.

 

How to pair kitchen and dining lights? 

  • A common approach is to choose light fixtures in the same style for both kitchen and dining areas. This creates a sense of continuity and visual flow. For example, if you have a modern kitchen with pendant lights over the island, consider hanging a modern chandelier in your dining area.
  • Even if the shapes differ, maintain a consistent finish for the light fixtures. This could be chrome, brushed nickel, matte black or any other finish that complements your overall décor.
  • Consider the size of your kitchen and dining area. Overly large fixtures in either space can overwhelm the other. Ensure the scale of the lights complements the size of each area.
  • Maintain a proper hanging height for both kitchen and dining lights. Kitchen island pendants should allow headroom for tasks, while dining room chandeliers should be high enough not to obstruct the view across the table.
  • Combine different lighting types to achieve optimal functionality. Task lighting over the kitchen island or sink (pendants or recessed lights) is essential for food preparation. In the dining area, chandelier or flush mount sets the mood for meals.
  • Dimmers allow you to adjust the brightness in both areas, creating a more intimate atmosphere during meals or brighter light for tasks in the kitchen.
  • The materials of the light fixtures can also play a role. For example, woven pendants in the kitchen might complement wicker chairs in the dining area, even if the shapes are different.

 

What are some best high quality modern dining room lights?

High quality modern dining room lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles to complement your taste and the overall design of your space. Lights to consider include ceiling lights, chandeliers, linear suspensions and flush mount lights. To determine the type of lights suitable for you space you should consider size, style, lighting output, dimming capabilities, material and finish.

 

Which ceiling pendant lights are best for a living room?

The best ceiling pendant lights for your living room depend on the size and style of your room as well as your personal taste. However, glass, wicker, globe or metal ceiling lights work well for living room.

 

How to light my dining room without a ceiling light?

  • Place floor lamps in the corners of the room or flanking the sideboard.
  • Put table lamps on a buffet table, console table or even the dining table itself.
  • Install sconces on either side of a sideboard, buffet table, or directly on the wall flanking the dining table. Consider adding a swing arm sconces. 
  • Fairy lights or string lights can add a whimsical touch to your dining room.
  • Strategically placed lanterns with candles or battery operated LED lights can create a soft and romantic mood for a special occasion.
  • Place a large mirror on a wall to reflect light from lamps or windows and brighten up the space.
  • Opt for light coloured furniture and paint on the walls to maximise light reflection and make the room feel more open and airy.

 

What type of lighting is used for dining room?

Dining room lighting typically uses a combination of different lighting types to achieve both functionality and mood. Considering space, style, mood and functionality,  you can use a combination of pendant lighting, chandelier, recessed lights, track lights, sconce and table lamp. 

 

How big should my chandelier be for my dining room?

A good rule of thumb for sizing a chandelier for your dining room is to base it on the dimensions of your dining table. Take the length and width of your dining table in inches and add them together. Divide the sum you obtained in the previous step by 2. This will give you the low end of the recommended diameter range for your chandelier. Multiply the sum by 3/4 to get the high end of the recommended diameter range. For example, if your dining table is 60 inches long and 40 inches wide, the calculation would be: (60 inches + 40 inches) = 100 inches. The ideal diameter range for your chandelier would be between 50 inches (100 inches / 2) and 75 inches (100 inches x 3/4).

 

What are the benefits of using ceiling lights in living rooms?

  • Ceiling lights provide the main source of ambient light in a living room, lighting the entire space evenly. This is essential for activities like socialising, watching TV or moving around the room safely.
  • Ceiling lights work well with other lighting options like lamps and sconces to create a layered lighting scheme.
  • Many ceiling lights are compatible with dimmer switches, allowing you to control the brightness and create different moods in the living room. You can have a bright light for activities and a dimmed setting for a more relaxing atmosphere.
  • Ceiling lights come in a wide range of styles, from modern pendants to traditional chandeliers. You can choose a fixture that complements your décor and adds a touch of personality to your living room.
  • Some ceiling light fixtures, like recessed lighting, can be strategically placed to highlight architectural features in your living room, like a vaulted ceiling or a beautiful fireplace.

Where can I find good quality pendant lights? 

Aesthetic Comforts offer a wide variety of pendant lights in different styles, materials, and finishes. Our pendant lights are known for their modern and sleek designs.

 

What type of ceiling light is best for a bedroom? 

Flush mount lights (bedrooms of all sizes, especially those with lower ceilings), semi flush mount light (bedrooms of most sizes with standard or slightly higher ceilings), pendant and chandeliers (larger bedrooms with high ceilings or for creating a focal point in a spacious bedroom. Mini pendants can be good for task lighting next to the bed).  

 

Where should recessed lights be placed in a living room?

Recessed lighting can be a great way to achieve even lighting and a modern aesthetic for living room.

 

How to use pendant lights to make my house look elegant?

Opt for materials that exude elegance like polished metals (chrome, brass, nickel), clear or smoked glass or high quality fabric shades. Crystal accents can also add a touch of luxury.  Classic styles like chandeliers with cascading crystals, teardrop pendants in glass or metal or globe pendants with a smooth, reflective finish. Ensure the pendant lights are proportional to the space. Oversized pendants in small rooms can overwhelm, while tiny pendants in large spaces get lost.

 

What is pendant lighting?

A pendant light is a single light fixture that hangs from the ceiling, typically suspended by a cord, chain or metal rod. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and styles, making them versatile for different areas of your home.

 

Where can I find good quality pendant lights at good price?

Aesthetic Comforts offer a wide variety of pendant lights in different styles, materials, and finishes. Our pendant lights are known for their modern and sleek designs.

 

What are the different types of ceiling lights?

  • Ambient lighting provides overall lighting for a room. The include flush mount lights that are flat fixtures that sit close to the ceiling, ideal for hallways, bedrooms, and kitchens.  Semi flush mount lights is a compromise between flush mount and pendants, offering more decorative options and some downward light distribution.  Chandeliers are elegant fixtures with multiple branches and bulbs, ideal for high ceilings.
  • Task lighting provide focused light for specific activities. These include recessed lights that are installed flush within the ceiling, offering a clean look and directing light downwards. Ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and general room lighting.  Track lighting are flexible lighting system with spotlights on a track, allowing adjustment for focused light on specific areas. Great for kitchens, workspaces and highlighting artwork.  Pendant lights are single lights suspended from the ceiling by a cord, chain or rod. They offer task lighting over kitchen islands, sinks or reading nooks and can also be decorative.

Can pendant lights be used in a bathroom? 

Yes, pendant lights can be used in bathrooms as long as they are suitable for damp locations.

 

How high should pendant lights be above a surface?

Task lighting (e.g., kitchen island, sink):

  • Recommended height is 28 - 34 inches (71 - 86 cm) above the countertop. This allows for focused light on the work surface while providing comfortable headroom.

Ambient lighting (e.g., dining table, entryway):

  • Recommended height is 36 - 42 inches (91 - 107 cm) above the surface. This provides general illumination without creating a feeling of obstruction or being too close to people's heads.

 

What is flush ceiling lights?

Flush mount ceiling lights are a type of light fixture designed to sit close to the ceiling, creating a streamlined and modern look.  

what is a pendant light fixture?

A pendant light fixture is a single light that hangs from the ceiling, typically suspended by a cord, chain or metal rod. They come in a vast array of shapes, sizes, styles and materials, making them a versatile and decorative lighting solution for various areas of your home.

what is a semi flush ceiling light?

A semi flush mount light combines elements of both flush mount and pendant lighting, offering a functional and stylish option for various rooms in your home.
pendant lamp retro art glass sitting room contemporary kitchen island lighting lampe japonaise papier

What is uplighting and downlighting?

Uplighting and downlighting are lighting techniques used to light indoor and outdoor spaces. Uplighting refers to lighting fixtures positioned at a low level, typically on the ground or near the base of a wall, that cast light upwards. Uplighting creates a dramatic and atmospheric effect. It highlights architectural features, landscaping elements or tall objects like trees, drawing the eye upwards and adding depth to the space. Downlighting refers to lighting fixtures installed at a high point, typically on the ceiling or soffits, that direct light downwards. Downlighting provides focused lighting for specific areas or tasks. It creates a well lit and functional room.

What are the lights called that are in the ceiling?

The lights installed in the ceiling are known by different names depending on their design and function. There is recessed lights that are the most common type of ceiling lights. They sit flush within the ceiling with only the trim or diffuser visible below the surface.  Flush mount lights are mounted directly onto the ceiling surface. They offer general room lighting and come in various styles.  Semi flush lights are a compromise between flush mount and pendant lights. They hang slightly below the ceiling, offering a bit more visual interest and sometimes directional lighting.  Pendant lighting are single lights suspended from the ceiling by a cord, chain or rod. They provide task lighting or a decorative touch depending on their location and style. Chandeliers are elaborate lighting fixtures with multiple branches and bulbs. They are typically used in grand entryways, dining rooms or high ceilinged spaces, providing a statement piece and mood lighting.

What is a ceiling lamp? 

The term "ceiling lamp" is a general term that can encompass several types of light fixtures mounted on the ceiling. It doesn't refer to a specific style or design. The most common types of ceiling lamps recessed lights, flush mounts and semi flush mounts, pendant lighting and chandeliers. 

 

What are the 3 types of lighting?

In the most basic sense, the 3 main types of lighting used to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing space are ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting.

 

What is the best lighting for a bedroom?

Layering is key for bedroom lighting, think of it in three layers- ambient, task and accent. Ambient light sets the overall mood. Opt for warm white bulbs (around 2700 Kelvin) in flush mount or semi flush fixtures to create a soft diffused glow. Task lighting are for specific needs like reading in bed etc. Position adjustable sconces or swing arm lamps on either side of the headboard for focused light without disturbing your partner. Accent lighting can be a low level table lamp with a warm bulb to add cosiness. They are also perfect for late night conversations. String lights or fairy lights can add a magical touch but keep them dim to avoid overwhelming the your space.

 

What type of light bulb is closet to natural light?

Choose a bulb with a colour temperature in the range of 4000 Kelvin (K) to 5000K. This range is known as "cool white" or "daylight" and offers a good balance between warm and cool tones, similar to natural daylight.

 

How high should a chandelier be over a bed?

  • Standard Ceiling Height (8-10 ft): 7 feet above the floor
  • Lower Ceiling (less than 8 ft): Consider alternative lighting options or explore smaller chandeliers that can be hung lower without compromising headroom. A flush mount light would work better in this situation.

 

 How high should bedroom sconce be mounted?

A good rule of thumb is to place the centre of the sconce shade between 28 and 36 inches (71 and 91 cm) above the top of the mattress. This range offers both functionality and safety for most people. For larger sconces, adjust the hanging height slightly higher within the recommended range to avoid them feeling overwhelming near the bed. If you have a high or low profile bed, adjust the mounting height accordingly to maintain comfortable access to the switches and avoid the sconces feeling too high or low.

 

What is interior lighting?

Interior lighting refers to the deliberate use of light sources within a building to enhance the functionality, aesthetics and mood of a space. It goes beyond simply providing lighting and plays a crucial role in creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

How many lumens do I need for a living room?

The exact number of lumens you needed depends on the size of your living room.

  • Small Living Room (up to 150 sq.ft.) 1,000 - 1,500 lumens

  • Medium Living Room (150-250 sq.ft.) 1,500 - 2,500 lumens

  • Large Living Room (250+ sq.ft.) 2,500 - 4,000+ lumen

 

What is the best colour temperature for kitchen lights?

The best colour temperature for kitchen lights depends on the kind of atmosphere you want to create and the specific tasks you'll be performing in the kitchen. If you use your kitchen for various activities, consider a layered lighting approach. Use warm white lighting for general lighting and cooler task lighting (pendant lights over countertops) for specific areas.

Warm White (2700K-3000K):

  • Pros: Creates a cosy and inviting atmosphere, ideal for casual meals and family gatherings. It can also help make food look more appetising.

  • Cons: May not provide sufficient brightness for detail oriented tasks like food preparation or chopping vegetables. If your kitchen has access to natural light, you can balance it with your artificial lighting for a more natural feel.

Cool White (4000K-4500K):

  • Pros: Offers a clean, bright light that enhances visibility, perfect for detail oriented tasks like cooking and cleaning. It can also make a small kitchen feel more spacious.

  • Cons: May appear sterile or harsh to some, especially when used extensively.

Daylight (5000K-6500K):

  • Pros: Provides a very bright light that closely resembles natural daylight, ideal for tasks requiring high precision like baking or food photography.
  • Cons: Can feel too clinical or industrial for a warm and inviting kitchen environment. May also affect food colour perception slightly.

 

How many lumens do I need in a kitchen?

The number of lumens you need in your kitchen depends on the size of your kitchen and the activities you perform in your kitchen (food preparation requires more light than casual dining).

  • Small kitchen (up to 100 sq.ft.) 2,000 - 3,000 lumens
  • Medium kitchen (100-200 sq.ft.) 3,000 - 4,000 lumens
  • Large kitchen (200+ sq.ft.)  4,000 - 5,000+ lumens

 

How tall should a table lamp be for reading?

For optimal reading light, a table lamp should position the bottom of the lampshade at around eye level when you're seated. This allows for good light distribution on your reading material without creating glare in your eyes.

 

How do I choose the right lamp shade?

Choosing the right lamp shade involves finding the perfect balance between size, shape, style and material to complement your lamp base and create the desired lighting effect in your space. Opaque materials like fabric or thick paper create a softer more diffused light. Translucent materials like glass or thin fabric allow more light to pass through creating a brighter effect.

 

What kind of lamp gives the most light?

  • Floor Lamps:

    • Torchiere lamps have shades that direct light upwards, often bouncing it off the ceiling for bright, overall room lighting.
    • Arc lamps have an arched arm that positions the light source over a wider area, offering good light coverage.
  • Table Lamps:

    • Similar to torchiere lamps, some table lamps have shades designed to direct light upwards for a brighter effect.
    • Large table lamps can accommodate larger bulbs with higher lumens (a unit of light output) for increased brightness.

  

What is the best light bulb for a bedroom?

  • Dimmable warm white LED (2700K-3000K, CRI 90+)
  • Blue light filtering LED bulb
  • Smart bulb with warm white and dimming options

  

How do I choose a lamp shade?

  • The shade should be visually balanced with the lamp base. A common rule of thumb is for the shade's width to be roughly equal to the widest part of the lamp base and the height to be two thirds the height of the base.
  • Ensure the shade doesn't obscure the bulb socket or harp (metal structure holding the shade). The bottom of the shade should be a few inches above the base for airflow.
  • Floor lamps typically need larger shades, with a diameter around 40-60cm (16-24 inches) for adequate light distribution.
  • Break the mold for a modern touch. A square shade on a round base or a tapered shade on a cylindrical base can add visual interest.
  • Consider the purpose of the lamp. Empire shades (wider at the bottom) direct light downwards for reading, while bell shades (wider at the top) diffuse light more evenly for ambient lighting.
  • Choose a shade material and style that complements your room's overall aesthetic. Fabric shades offer a warm, classic look while metal or glass shades provide a more modern or industrial feel.
  • Experiment! A patterned shade can add personality, while a neutral shade offers versatility. Consider existing colours in your room to create a cohesive look.
  • The material plays a big role in how light is diffused. Opaque materials like fabric or thick paper create a softer, more diffused light. Translucent materials like glass or thin fabric allow more light to pass through, creating a brighter effect.

 

How tall should a lamp be on a console table?

The lamp should generally be proportional to the height of the console table. A good rule of thumb is to keep the lamp no taller than 1.5 times the height of the console table. For instance, if your console table is 30 inches tall, a lamp around 45 inches tall will work perfectly.

  

How do you pick a lamp?

  • Think about the purpose of the lamp. Do you need a bright task lamp for reading, or a softer ambient lamp for mood lighting? Consider the type of bulb the lamp uses and the level of brightness it provides.
  • Measure the table or surface where the lamp will sit and choose a lamp that's proportional to the space. The bottom of the shade should ideally be at eye level when seated for table lamps. Floor lamps can be taller but should be positioned for convenient switching on/off.
  •  The lamp base and shade should be visually balanced. The shade is typically one third the total height of the lamp and up to twice as wide as the base.
  • Consider the overall aesthetic of your room. Does it lean modern, traditional, industrial, or something else? Choose a lamp that complements your existing furniture and decor.

 

How tall should your floor lamp be?

For standard 8-foot ceilings, avoid floor lamps exceeding 6 feet (183 cm) in height, as they can overwhelm the space. Opt for taller lamps if you have high ceilings. The lamp shouldn't look out of place next to furniture. Ideally, the lamp shouldn't be more than 1.5 times taller than any end tables it's positioned beside.

 

What is an ambient lamp?

An ambient lamp is a type of lighting fixture designed to provide overall lighting for a room, offering a soft and comfortable atmosphere. Unlike task lighting, which focuses light on a specific area for activities like reading or working, ambient lighting aims to fill the entire space with a gentle glow. Ambient lamps diffuse light in a way that fills the room evenly. Most ambient lamps use bulbs with a warm colour temperature (around 2700K-3000K). Common ambient lamp types include floor lamps, table lamps with large shades, chandeliers and sconces with diffused light.

What is the best light for reading?

Aim for a warm white light source in the range of 2700K-3000K. This range avoids the blue light found in cooler temperatures, which can suppress melatonin and disrupt sleep (especially if you're reading before bed). The light source should be positioned slightly above and behind your shoulder to minimise glare reflecting off the page. Lumens measure the amount of light output. For reading, a brightness of around 400-800 lumens is a good starting point. This provides sufficient light without being overwhelming.  Some people have a higher sensitivity to light and may require lower brightness levels for comfortable reading. A slightly diffused light can help reduce harsh shadows and eye strain. This can be achieved with a lampshade made of translucent fabric or a frosted glass bulb

What size should a table lamp be?

The lamp shouldn't overpower the table it sits on. A good rule of thumb is to keep the lamp no taller than 1.5 times the height of the table. For instance, a 20-inch (51 cm) tall end table would work well with a lamp around 30 inches (76 cm) tall.

If you want a lamp for general, soft lighting, a shorter lamp (around 24-28 inches tall [61-71 cm]) is suitable. This provides a warm glow without overwhelming the space.

For reading or working at a desk, you'll need a taller lamp (around 27-32 inches tall [69-81 cm]) to position the light source at eye level. Look for lamps with adjustable shades for more control over light direction.

Ideally, the bottom of the shade should be around chin level when you're sitting in bed for comfortable reading light. This would translate to a lamp height around 24-27 inches tall (61-69 cm).

 

How do I choose the right size lamp shade?

The shade's diameter (widest part) should ideally be equal to or slightly wider than the widest part of the lamp base. This creates visual harmony.

For table lamps, the shade height should be roughly two-thirds the height of the lamp base. This ensures the bulb socket and harp (metal structure holding the shade) aren't obscured.

If you're using the lamp for reading or focused tasks, consider a shade that directs light downwards, like an empire shade (wider at the bottom).

 

What is the use of table lamp?

  • Table lamps provide focused lighting for specific tasks like reading, working on a desk or applying makeup at a vanity. Choose a lamp with an adjustable shade or arm to direct light precisely where you need it.

  • Table lamps can also create a warm and inviting atmosphere in a room. Opt for lamps with diffused light shades or lower wattage bulbs for a softer, general glow.

  • Choose something that adds personality and complement the overall aesthetic of your room.

How tall should a lamp be next to a couch?

For a reading light, aim for the bottom of the lampshade to be at or slightly below eye level when seated on the couch. This provides good task lighting without glare. Ideally, the total lamp height (including the base and shade) would be around 58-64 inches (147-163 cm).

For softer, general lighting, a slightly shorter lamp is fine. The bottom of the shade can be a few inches below eye level or around 52-58 inches (132-147 cm) total lamp height.

A wider lampshade can make a lamp feel visually taller, so if you're concerned about height, choose a narrower shade.

  

How far should the nightstand be from the bed?

The ideal distance between your nightstand and bed is generally between 3 and 6 inches. The ideal distance between your nightstand and bed is generally between 3 and 6 inches. If you have a particularly wide nightstand, you might want to leave slightly more space (up to 12 inches) to ensure easy passage around the bed. In a very small bedroom, placing the nightstand even closer to the bed (within 3 inches) can help maximise floor space.

 

 

How do I choose the right lamp?

Choosing the right lamp involves a balance of form and function. 

Functionality

Think about the purpose of the lamp. Do you need a bright task lamp for reading or mood lighting? Consider the type of bulb the lamp uses and the level of brightness it provides. Measure the table or surface where the lamp will sit and choose a lamp that's proportional to the space. The bottom of the shade should ideally be at eye level when seated for table lamps. Floor lamps can be taller but should be positioned for convenient switching on/off.

Style

The lamp base and shade should be visually balanced. The shade is typically one third the total height of the lamp and up to twice as wide as the base. Consider the overall aesthetic of your room. Does it lean modern, traditional, industrial or something else? Choose a lamp that complements your existing furniture and decor.

Note: Fabric shades diffuse light, while glass or metal shades create a more focused beam.

 

 

Exclusive Perks for Our Valued Members

Become a member and earn points & exclusive rewards every time you shop.

How it works

Grab your exclusive gifts by being part of our loyalty program!

JOIN

Sign up with your email address to start earning points.

EARN

Execute missions to earn more points

SPEND

Spend points to use toward products and rewards.

How to earn your points

Spending your hard earned points is easy! Simply apply your points for a discount at checkout!

Accumulate points by executing these missions

Place Order

1 points

Share Facebook link

20 points

Like Facebook page

50 points

Follow TikTok

100 points

Follow Instagram

50 points

Subscribe Youtube

100 points

Sign up newsletters

10 points

Shop product

All rewards

Earn more points for different actions and turn those points into awesome rewards.

redeem item icon

Reward by discount percentage

Discount 5% for 100 points