The high street edit: lighting

Don’t be left in the dark, find out the hottest looks in lighting with our autumn round-up

Darker evenings turn the focus onto lighting and if your home is feeling gloomy it's well worth checking out the new season lighting collections. We've put the spotlight on the high street and have earmarked the hot new lighting trends that are hitting the shops now.

Natural simplicity

Lighting takes a pared-back approach with the use of simple materials from natural woodgrain, bamboo and basketware to ceramics, paper and string. The look is simple and understated with fluid shapes and no unnecessary adornments.

living room with exposed brick wall and ceramic lights

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Nova table lamp, £60; Kendra pendant light, £60; both Bhs

bedroom with imperial paper shades

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Imperial paper shades, £12.99 each, Dunelm

room with grey wall and rope bound pedant lights

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Rope Bound pendant light, £17, George Home at Asda

wood grain cylindrical pedant lights

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Cylinder shade in wood veneer, £10, Wilko

brown birch easy fit ceiling light

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Brown birch easy fit ceiling light, £60, Bhs

Luxe metallics
Go for all-out glamour with this decadent look. Lighting becomes a statement feature with oversized pieces and ornate designs in luxe metallic finishes, from warm toned copper and rose golds to burnished brass, gold and platinum.

bedroom with textured copper effect lamp

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Textured copper effect lamp, £25, George Home at Asda

study room with wooden walls and ceiling light in brass

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Oslo ceiling light in brass, £160, John Lewis

room with pink wall and copper table lamp

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Hallie copper table lamp, £80, Habitat

lotus ceiling pedant lights

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Lotus ceiling pendant, £199, Marks & Spencer

room with ceiling cluster lights

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Liliana ceiling cluster, £150, House of Fraser

Hunting lodge
This quirky look is all about creating a cosy, ‘cabin-in-the-woods' feel with lots of warm-toned woods, vintage enamelware, antique brass and copper and rustic storm lanterns. Think hunting, shooting and fishing and you'll get the picture...look out for ‘trophy antler' lighting too.

bedroom with red metal pedant lights

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Red metal pendant lights, £22 each, Sainsbury's (in stores)

room with tripod table lamp and blue wall

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Tripod table lamp, £39, Tesco; Tapered wooden lantern, £15, Tesco

bedroom with light grey washed pendant

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Antler five light grey washed pendant, £110, Next

living room with floor lamp and fireplace

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Collins floor lamp, £69.99, Homebase

antler table lamp with wooden body

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Antler table lamp, £35, George Home at Asda

stag wooden lantern printed cream body

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Stag wooden lantern, £6, Wilko

Industrial finish
The urban, industrial look shows no sign of disappearing just yet and comes into its own when it comes to lighting. Expect to see lots of factory-style lighting and workshop lamps in burnished metals and raw materials such as concrete, wire and recycled glass. Details are key with exposed bulbs, fabric flexes and utility-style fittings and switches.

room with exposed brick wall and pedant studio floor lamps

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Studio floor lamp, £140; pendant, £80; Hashtag feature light, £70; Next.

concrete effect base lamp in black colour

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Concrete effect base lamp, £20, George Home at Asda

open wire pedant light in grey colour

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Open wire pendant, £12, Wilko

recycled glass bottle lamp with grey wire

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Recycled glass bottle lamp, £29.99, Homebase

grey metal pedant lamp

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Wire cage shade in grey, £12, Wilko

room with blue wall and fairground lights

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Fairground lights, from £90 each, all Bhs


Lisa Fazzani
Deputy Editor

Lisa is Deputy Editor of Style at Home magazine and regularly contributes to sister title Ideal Home. She has written about interiors for more than 25 years and about pretty much every area of the home, from shopping and decorating, crafts and DIY to real home transformations and kitchen and bathroom makeovers. Homes and interiors have always been a passion and she never tires of nosying around gorgeous homes, whether on TV, online, in print or in person.