Number of lights in average home doubles in a decade

A survey by retailer Homebase has revealed the amount of lights in the average British home has doubled in the last decade, despite homes now being smaller than ever, writes

The number of lights in the home has leapt from just 15 light sources in 2004 to more than 30 today as people add more spotlights, wall lights, pendants and lamps to their homes.

The DIY retailer speculated that rapidly shrinking living spaces meant people are choosing to accessorise their homes with decorative lighting which is both functional and fashionable, with trend-led lamps doubling up as ornaments.

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