There are so many types of lighting it can get kinda overwhelming. A pendant light, or a table lamp? Wall-mounted or cluster? Which do I want, and where? The answer is multiple options in each room for different situations. Most rooms have more than one purpose - the living room needs to be bright when you’re working on your laptop, but when you’re on hour three of a Netflix sesh, the lighting needs to be cosy. We've got the answers and, bonus, they're all under one hundred and fiddy.
On The Floor
Floor lamps diffuse light and create a softer mood. A jewel-coloured shade, like this velvet green one from Habitat gives a luxey feel to a corner. Make a statement with industrial style tripod legs and a caged bulb from French Connection (whose homewares are really worth a look, btw). The Art Deco style triple-headed brass number from Cult Furniture has a contrasting black marble base, for maximum cool points. If you’re after a more retro look, the iconic shape copper Bow lamp from Made is the answer.
Dancing On The Ceiling
A low hanging pendant creates drama but doesn't have to cost their earth. Psst, this gorge marble-effect pendant is from (whisper it) George at Asda and is just calling out to be pride of place in your dining room. Make a feature of those vintage style Edison filament bulbs and give a warm glow to a room with Cult Furniture's black glass shade. French Connection's black mesh ceiling light gives an elegant edge to the industrial trend. Another High Street brand killing the interiors game is H&M. Their bamboo pendant will create lovely shadows and looks more expensive than the seventy heckin pounds it costs.
Off The Wall
Wall lights are a nifty lil space-saving tool, getting rid of the need for side tables in “bijou” bedrooms and giving a soft, calming light. This swing arm variety from House Doctor is clever and chic. Invest in a bit of Danish design with the compact and uncomplicated Normann Copenhagen rise wall light. Grown-up glamour comes in the shape of Maisons du Monde and their gold and glass lamp, it’ll also cast some interesting shadows. The wall-mounted shelf from John Lewis is magnetic, meaning the bulb is moveable and doubles up as fuss-free storage.