For a fabulously exotic, eclectic mix of ceiling lights, wall lights and table lamps take a look at Lighting and Lights Oriental, African and Moroccan lighting collection. Light up your home with the rich magical colours of Africa, while away the hours with Moroccan fretwork lighting or select from a great range of Oriental ceramic base ginger jar table lamps.
North Africa is a melting pot of influences and this is reflected in the lights and lanterns which have a hand crafted artisan look. They often feature delicate filigree or fretwork frames that create enchanting light and shadow effects. Many of the Moroccan style lanterns create a mysterious diffusion of light through warm coloured or stained glass. Light fittings with a sub Saharan African influence feature rich bright vibrant colours and will bring a touch of magic to your lighting schemes. Animal lamps featuring elephants and rhinos, caved wooden light fittings, kudu or antelope horn table lamps and mock crocodile patterned metal table lamps all feature here. Team with rich silk shades or cushions in a choice of bright colours to complete the look.
Our Oriental range includes a classic collection of chinoiserie or Chinese style porcelain or pottery base table lamps and lamp shades.These are hand decorated with exquisite oriental patterns and designs featuring birds, butterflies, geometric patterns and of course the iconic blue and white willow pattern. These lamps are perfect for traditional homes and hotels and many have matching vases and ginger jars to complete the look.
Our Moroccan style lighting all feature the exotic shapes that we associate with far away warmer climates. It's no wonder why this trend has caught on! Maybe the stars aligned with the move towards a boho, handcrafted ethos reminded us of the Morrocan traditional patterns. This blending of cultures is in vogue and works perfectly with this lighting range. We have a great selection in our Moroccan lights range including Ceiling pendants and table lamps.
Moroccan lights help to add an ambience to any setting, our top-tip is to use warm coloured bulbs. These will emulate the warm Moroccan sun, setting over 'riads' (traditional homes and palaces), with the sunlight glinting through the windows.
Moroccan style lights suit the relaxed ambience of a relaxing room, so we would recommend using them in living rooms and bedrooms, rather than the busier rooms throughout the home. This style of lights is more akin to candle light perfect for relaxing but harder to cook and prep meals.
You'll benefit from considering a dimmable bulb and switch as you'll be able to experiment with light levels to create your perfect light level. If you want to utilise this style in a kitchen, having this flexibility will ensure that you can use it as a task light, or as a relaxing ambient light.