Stylish Lights Can Be Hard to Find, But I Just Found 21 Gems

Joy Montgomery
·3-min read

When it comes to buying new homewares, there always seems to be particular pieces that are inexplicably hard to find. Just like hunting down the perfect pair of jeans, lighting is a category that I personally struggled with when I moved into my new flat. Dictating the ambience of a room and often acting as the centerpiece from which everything else revolves, this isn't something you want to get wrong. It also doesn't help that stylish lights can be cripplingly expensive. Take it from me—someone who spent a good eight months looking for the perfect living room ceiling light—we need all the help we can get.

While I am by no means an interiors expert, I have definitely put in the hours, scrolling through page upon page of bedside lamps on La Redoute and perfecting my search terms for vintage globe lighting on Etsy. After my many hours of googling, purchases, and returns, I now feel like I have a reasonable idea of the lighting trends that will look just as good IRL as they do on your phone screen.

In my own home, I have fallen for the retro appeal of oversize globe lighting (mine was from KG Curated Space), the drama of a multi-arm chandelier in the living room (I can vouch for this Next iteration), and the odd pop of colour via marbled shades and flowerpot table lamps. I have also loved upcycling simple bases and shades that I find on eBay and Etsy, using Farrow & Ball paints to give them a personalised twist. The result? One-of-a-kind designs and a hobby to keep you occupied during lockdown—win-win. Really, the lighting world is your oyster. So if, like me, you're struggling with finding The One, scroll down to see my lighting trends shopping edit.

Globe Lighting


Vintage Atomic 3 Globe Wood Metal Opaline Glass Pendant (£343)

John Lewis & Partners Matinee Globe Ceiling Light in Black/Brass (£135)

Made Globe Ceiling Flush Light Large in Brass & Opal (£99)

Rattan Shades


Matilda Goad x Edit.58 Rattan Wave Pendant Shade (£160)

Vintage Bamboo Rattan Wicker Scalloped Edge Pendant Light (£40)

Made Sagres Pendant Lamp Shade in Natural Cane & Dusky Forest Green (£49)

Multi-Arm Chandeliers


John Lewis & Partners Leaf Ceiling Light in Black (£195)

West Elm Curvilinear Mid-Century Chandelier (£349)

Next Remi 6 Light Chandelier (£180)

Mushroom Lamps


&Tradition Flowerpot Pendant Light in Dark Green (£214)

Luxe Gold Mushroom Table Lamp (£125)

Vintage A Pair of Flowerpot Model VP1 Pendants in White (£698)

Coloured Glass Lights


Made Lab Ceiling Pendant in Teal, Deep Grey and Mustard (£179)

Heal's Grace Pendant Light Glass (£169)

Tom Dixon Melt Pendant Ceiling Light, Chrome (£680)

Marbled Prints


Rosi de Ruig Blue Antique Spot (£75)

Carbon Velvet Hand Marbled Caram Small Candle Clip Lampshade (£30)

Pooky 20cm Tall Tapered Hand Made Marbled Paper Shade (£30)

Barley Twist Bases


Antique English Barley Twist Mahagony Table Lamp (£90)

Pooky Holly Table Lamp (£58)

Vintage Handcarved Mahogany Finish Twist Lamp (£138)

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