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City Pads to Country Cottages

We all know what it's like. When it comes to decorating, lighting solutions can often be the most difficult to find, with it particularly hard trying to find the perfect indoor lighting to suit the character of the house. But whether you have a city pad or a country cottage, Cable & Cotton can help. Our string lights are a perfect example of old-meets-new, with the bold, modern design perfectly complimented by the rustic cotton used to add the colour. For city pads, we recommend opting for a mixture of neutral and bold colours for a more sophisticated finish. Think creams and beiges with a bright accent colour like purple or yellow, helping to create a bold statement piece of indoor lighting. For minimalist apartments, then opt for a white and cream string lighting combination, but for funky flats, then a cartoon mix of reds, blues and yellows would give a real impact.

When it comes to displaying our string lights, for city pads we would suggest they would look best sitting on a side-table or even the floor, giving the look of a modern piece of art. Or alternatively, our contemporary lighting could be hung vertically from a blank wall, again giving the impression of a piece of wall-art. For country cottages, then you can get a totally different look by opting for rich, earthy tones to keep in with the rustic feel of the property. Warm reds, browns and greens are a great way to bring the outside inside, with our string lighting giving off a warm glow that will compliment any period property. To allow the string lights to fit in and become a part of the cottage, then put them in slightly unusual places to emulate a relaxed environment. We would particularly recommend placing them casually along a wooden shelf, or even in a (unused) fireplace.


Wherever you live, Cable & Cotton's string lights can also be used as an alternative to candles, for example on the dining table or in the bedroom for a bit of mood lighting. And with so many colour combinations to choose from, you will have no problem finding the perfect string lights to compliment your home's unique style.