Find out all about the upcoming looks in lighting – and see what turns you on! Add A statement table lamp to A piece of furniture to inject A touch of personality
Lighting is no longer just a functional necessity – it’s become a focal point and a design feature. There’s never been a more exciting time for light trends, so discover which one suits your style.
exposed bulbs It’s all about bare, oversized filament-style bulbs. The beauty of this trend is the simplicity, where a single lightbulb in a floor or table lamp is enough. For a pendant, a cluster of single bulbs hanging from fabric cord and copper fittings makes for an understated show.
raw industrial The industrial trend is going back to an even more original approach. Wires are visible, raw metals are used, copper dazzles and fittings are basic and utilitarian. Wire cage shades evoke an industrial look and often reclaimed pipes are used as lamp bases for real authenticity.
crinkled origami The most detailed and delicate of the trends, these shades have intricate folds and soft curved shapes. They are ideal as a quick update, replacing your old pendant, table or floor lamp shade. Look for pale colours, dipped colourways, marble effects and even metal.
smoky glass Retro-influenced smoky glass lights are back. This time the shape is still simple and the light is often moulded or blown as one piece of continuous glass. It can be mixed with a material like concrete or wood, for a modern twist.
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