The high street edit: lighting

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    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.

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

    Imperial paper shades, £12.99 each, Dunelm

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

    Cylinder shade in wood veneer, £10, Wilko

    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.

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

    Oslo ceiling light in brass, £160, John Lewis

    Hallie copper table lamp, £80, Habitat

    Lotus ceiling pendant, £199, Marks & Spencer

    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.

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

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

    Antler five light grey washed pendant, £110, Next

    Collins floor lamp, £69.99, Homebase

    Antler table lamp, £35, George Home at Asda

    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.

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

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

    Open wire pendant, £12, Wilko

    Recycled glass bottle lamp, £29.99, Homebase

    Wire cage shade in grey, £12, Wilko

    Fairground lights, from £90 each, all Bhs

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