A GUIDE TO LIGHT­ING

The Simple Things - - HOW WE LIVE -

Find­ing the right light for the right spot

WALL LIGHTS

Wired into a base on the wall, these cre­ate pools of light­ing with­out us­ing up floor space.

Try: The Bazar Wall Lamp by By Ry­dens, with an ex­tend­able, ar­tic­u­lated arm, £109, scan­di­na­vian­design­cen­ter.com

PEN­DANT LIGHTS

Hang from the ceil­ing, ei­ther singly or in rows.

Try: Bloom light shade, looks like a flower, £39.99, blue­mar­malade.co.uk

TA­BLE LAMPS

More a dec­o­ra­tive ad­di­tion than light­ing it­self.

Try: Morten ta­ble lamp, a black glazed ce­ramic base topped with linen drum shade, £89.95, west­elm.co.uk

FLOOR LAMPS

Place near an arm­chair to cre­ate a snug read­ing cor­ner.

Try: Curved Floor Lamp, a gen­er­ous metal shade, £395, nordi­c­house.co.uk (pic­tured)

TASK LIGHT­ING

Lights with a pur­pose: from an An­gle­poise on your desk to over­head spots in the kitchen.

Try: Loft Task Lamp, fully ad­justable, £28, mark­sand­spencer.com BARE LIGHT BULBS Bulbs with dec­o­ra­tive fil­a­ments re­main pop­u­lar, es­pe­cially in cof­fee shops.

Try: Plu­men 001 bulb, a low-en­ergy bulb with twisted glass tubes that re­sem­ble mixer beat­ers, £19.09, light­bulbs-di­rect.com

Curved floor lamp. £395, nordi­c­house. co.uk

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