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.
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
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
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)
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
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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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.
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