Pep up your home and garden by tuning into the latest design-led lighting.
From playful pendants to striking modern-retro designs, there are plenty of ways to refresh your scheme at the flick of a switch.
1. Warm it up
Brushed metal pendants create a real statement when grouped together and hung at varying levels. Opt for soft coppers for a gentle glow. From left to right, Beat Fat Brass Pendant; Beat Wide Pendant; Beat Tall Pendant, all £285, Tom Dixon at John Lewis, www.johnlewis.com.
2. Retro Revival
A sleek modern-retro inspired design adds an instant graphic note to your interiors. Pair it with a tactile fabric, such as a velvet upholstered sofa or armchair, to add depth. Galore floor lamp in brass with white shade, £190, Pooky, www.pooky.com
3. Get Playful
Think outside the box when it comes to form and function. Inspired by crystal decanters, these hand-cut lights from designer Lee Broom add a witty and glamorous note. Decanterlight 5 Piece Chandelier, £1,250, www.leebroom.com
4. Go Vintage
Repurposed lighting is having a moment – from enamel factory pendants to upcycled Anglepoise shades, there are plenty of fun takes on the trend. We love this clutch of aluminium pendants, £55 each, Retrouvius, www.retrouvius.com
5. Take it outside
With spring approaching, make sure your garden benefits from a warm glow too. Pretty stencilled lanterns like these LED solar-powered Solvinden floor lamps, £15 each, Ikea, www.ikea.com, are simple way to add ambience to terraces and balconies. For a more focussed pool of light, try classic fitted options such as Neptune’s bronze finished Dartmouth Light, £105, www.neptune.com
by Emma J Page