Get it right Q&A
Lighting buyer at John Lewis, Julie Cowling, shares some of her bright ideas for the latest lighting looks
Q I’d like to get a new pendant that’s trendy but won’t date. What do you suggest?
With new lighting ranges changing seasonally, there are lots to choose from. Globe-shaped pendants are a great choice, and can be clustered to highlight a point of interest in the room, such as a table or island.
Q How can I update the look of my lighting in a way that’s quick and affordable?
Changing your lampshade for a new design is a simple and thrifty update for the season. It will instantly rejuvenate a tired lamp base and transform the look of your whole room. Adding a new floor lamp to a previously unlit corner of a room offers both style and functionality, and invites you to see your space in a whole new light – literally!
Q What can I do to save energy and money?
Try switching your lighting to using LED bulbs. This will help to save both money and power. During autumn, we will see a wider choice of filament LED bulbs, which will enthuse those of you who like to have the elegance of the filament visible or showcased within a glass pendant.
Muuto hanging lamps, £50.70 each, Smallable
Hanna smoke glass table lamp, £70, John Lewis