Bright­est trends

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

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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.

Bal­loons and fairy lights, £5.99, Light­s4­fun

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