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How to Light a Hamptons Style interior

May 01, 2018

hamptons style kitchen with pendant lights

Are you designing a home with a look that is relaxed and beachy? 

Would you prefer your interiors to be sophisticated and classy? 

Do you want to spend your down time surrounded by flowing whites, clean lines and natural fibres? 

If you answered yes to these questions, then Hamptons style is definitely for you. Hamptons style looks to emulate the holiday homes of the wealthy in the Hamptons, New York. 

To bring this style to your own home, begin with white walls and timber floors. Compliment with white linen couches, classic wooden or wicker chairs and tables dotted throughout and decor in shades of white, blue and small amounts of black for contrast and interest.  

Let the light flow throughout and surround windows with white flowing curtains. Doors which can be opened to your deck or garden from the living areas add to the beach holiday feel.

 Design your living space so it is bright, light and relaxed, while maintaining a high level of elegance and taste.  Every part of a Hamptons style interior should look as though it was styled – so make sure you can take the time to weigh up each purchase.

Choosing your lighting for your Hamptons style interior deserves serious consideration. By using a range of different lighting solutions, you will be able to compliment the light from outside. Think beautiful pendants, gorgeous lamps, opaque glass wall lights and inset LED roof lights.  

Because Pendants come in a range of styles and colours, you will have your pick when it comes to choosing hanging lights. Just make sure to choose lights with clean lines, preferably in white or black.

Wood can work in Hamptons style, but be careful to choose a light with fresh clean wood rather than distressed colours to ensure you don’t go too far towards a shabby chic look. 

For your Hamptons style kitchen, pair your white stone bench top with country style cupboards in white. Add some panelling to the walls and high quality appliances. Ensure your corner cupboards are well lit by installing inset roof lighting in the corners of your kitchen.

Group some white pendant lights above your work bench where they can become a feature. The Egg White Label Silver Pendant Light is a classic Hamptons style light perfectly suited to the kitchen. 

Egg White Label Silver Pendant Light that features a matte white exterior and a textured silver interior.

Make the most of the light and space in your living area by hanging a pendant that is bold but clear – the black framed Southall Pendant has three globes surrounded by intricate black metal finished to the finest detail – perfect for a room where you want an open feel. 

Southall Black Cage Pendant Light with matt black finish and elegant scroll and fretwork.

When you are looking for a metal pendant light to go with the Hamptons style, choose something that has no rough edges – industrial is a great look, but not here! The same goes for wooden pendants – clean strong lines are key.  

Throughout the house, inset LED lights will give you enough light at night. Wall lights and lamps will give you extra light at night as well as being part of the decor.  

Have a bit of fun with your lamps – choose something which reflects your own taste. By choosing clean bright styles, you can stay with the sophisticated beachy style and provide contrast to the white. Try not to choose lamps with fussy patterns, but strong designs are ok. For example, bold white and blue stripes may offset blue tones elsewhere in the room. A white linen lamp shade over a wooden floor lamp will add an element of nature. 

For a fun take on the Hamptons interior style, try the Bermuda Large Pineapple Table Lamp in Silver. This would look great in the lounge and give you a great talking point at every party.

Bermuda Pineapple Table Lamp with an antique silver finish and ivory shade.

Consider using some wall lights in your bathroom; above the mirrors to reflect light into the area. The Lisbon Ship Lantern Wall Lamp in brass continues the beach/nautical theme beautifully. 

Lisbon Ship Lantern Wall Light with brass finish

The Hamptons style is on trend right now and a great way to make the most of our sunny days and warm weather. Its not going away either, so make the most of this look and bring that beachy and laid back look into your home with clean lines and an eye for detail.

Light your home right by choosing the perfect pendant, lamp or wall light to compliment your furnishings and decor. 

Have you styled your home Hamptons style? Do you have tips for lighting Hamptons interiors? Leave them below – we’d love to hear from you!




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