Home Lighting Tips – Fireplaces From John Cullen

 Home Lighting Tips – Fireplaces From John Cullen Here are some additional home lighting tips from Sally Storey, Design Director of John Cullen Lighting:


  • A fireplace can resemble a gloomy large black hole in the summer without a cheerful fire to light it, but all you need to bring it back to life is two plug-in highlights that can also create an immediate uplifting impact all year round. (Square Highlight, £93 from John Cullen).
  • Fireplaces with architectural features look particularly good when up lit, so consider using a 5 amp circuit, so that the lights can be switched on by the door.
  • Also recommended is to add two small 1w LED up lights in the hearth. (Lucca, £97 from John Cullen).
  • If up lights aren’t recessed into the hearth, make sure they blend in as much as possible with the fireplace.
  • Up lighting a fire surround works particularly well when you have a painting hanging above it that is lit with a down light, which helps to balance the overall effect.

John Cullen Lighting, founded in 1981, is Britain’s leading lighting specialist and offers a complete service for all aspects of interior and exterior lighting.

Sally Storey took over as Design Director from John Cullen in 1986. She is one of the world’s leading lighting experts having written three books on the subject. She has since been joined by fellow Design Director Lucy Martin and is supported by a team of ten designers.

All John Cullen light fitting designs are manufactured in Britain.
John Cullen Showroom Address: 561-563 Kings Road, Fulham, SW6 2EB.

To view the truly inspirational John Cullen lighting designs, please visit the website.

Stockist Enquiries: (020) 7371 9000

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