Printable Download: A Lighting Checklist

I haven’t ever done this before so I thought I would try it today as something different. You can copy and print it and keep it somewhere useful. Let me know what you think because I can do others.

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Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.


  1. After hearing you mention lighting on the podcast, I spent yesterday looking at all your “how to get the lighting right” post. Then this morning voila! you’ve made a checklist. So useful! Yes please to more of these. 🙂

  2. I can’t thank you enough for purring the graft in on our behalf, I keep reading up on lighting advice and promptly either forgetting it or getting confused!

  3. Thank you for the printable download, more please 🙂
    I am starting a PG Diploma in interior design and these will help me no end x

  4. This is so useful – a printable checklist is a great thing. (Although I wish I’d known to avoid a symmetrical grid before installing a symmetrical grid.)

  5. Now this is something that I’ve sorely needed for a while. I’ve read many articles about the importance of the correct lighting but never been able to get my head around it properly as it relates to my space, so a big thank you for this. 🙂

  6. I think the checklist is great. Some folks like checklist and others prefer actual examples. I wonder if it would be possible to also include an example of a lighting diagram for a sitting room. With some of the points listed – furniture, artwork, pendant light etc.,

  7. Thank you Kate for this quick informative guide. We’re now at the bare bones stage of renovating a 500 year old farmhouse so this will come in very handy in deed xx

    1. I have written about kitchens and lighting extensively over the eight years of the blog and it is now a massive, and free, resource. Do have a rummage round using the search engine for what you need. Posts include how to get the lighting right room by room as well as how to plan the perfect kitchen.

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