home: trend [ pretty pendants ]

home: trend [ pretty pendants ]

In the last year or so we have seen a huge increase in lighting choices and especially alternatives to a traditional chandelier.

If you want to make a statement in 2018 its got to involve globes and orbs, plus a bit of bling! Copper and brass are still the most popular metal finishes, with frosted and smoked surrounds and bulbs, to echo a 1920s feel.

It’s all about the bold shapes that are created – straight arms and circles. Many of the pendants on the market are adjustable so you can find a perfect fit for any room.

We think this style works best over a dining table or in a hallway.


Clockwise from top left: made.com [ £179 ], House Doctor at amara.com[ £200 ], johnlewis.com [ £210 ] rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £549 ], Flos at amara.com [ £387 ], westelm.co.uk [ £499 ], heals.com [ £399 ]


home: nice price [ ceiling lamp ]

home: nice price [ ceiling lamp ]

If you are looking for an Industrial look but on a budget then be sure to head to IKEA. Known for its well priced Scandi style, it certainly doesn’t disapoint in the lighting department.

With lots of new products to choose from, we picked out the FOTO range. A simple, classic design in a choice of colours and only £19

home: found this [ lighting ]

home: found this [ lighting ]

Love the strong design of this BHS Hol Pendant Light with its linear structure and bold black and white colouring.

Available now from BHS at the reduced price of £108 as part of their closing down sale.

It seems high street favourite that closed down from physical stores is now also closing online.

home: found this [ BHS lighting ]

home: found this [ BHS lighting ]

With its online comeback firmly established BHS is as stronger than ever in homeware, including gorgeous lighting.

Their new selection includes smoked glass pendants, rattan shades and drop cap lights.

What BHS does well is give us style and quality at a really great price. Be sure to head to bhs.com to check them out.

home: nice price [ ceiling light ]

home: nice price [ ceiling light ]

The styling, the curves, the nod to mid century – the incredible Dexter Copper Sputnik Ceiling Pendant £143.20 (reduced in the sale from £179.00) from Marks & Spencer is a must buy. It’s a perfect designer-look retro light fitting to make a statement in any room.

We found this reduced beauty, courtesy of the great AMotherEdits blog. Mostly about gorgeous fashion but follow her on Instagram to see the amazing renovations she’s been doing to her London home.

home: trend [ exposed bulbs ]

home: trend [ exposed bulbs ]

There has been a huge increase in popularity for having exposed bulbs in pendant lighting. Forgoing a traditional lamp shade for something a bit more industrial, creating a focal point in a room.

With the vintage Edison style bulbs with various filament designs still a favourite of most, we now see new adaptions of this look, still keeping the overall feel but with a modern edge. 

You will see a lot more smoked finishes and tinted glass along with oversized examples, so only one large bulb is needed to fill the ceiling space. The big trend at the moment is the streamlining of the filament, creating more structured patterns and lines. And this continues with the housing of the bulbs on pendant lights. Boxes surround the bulbs, creating a faux shade and again this makes for a statement.

Copper and chrome will continue to be the most popular finish of attachments, but try something a bit different with the addition of  a Plumen drop hat lamp shade –  a simple disc that sits above the bulb but looks sleek and modern. 


Top row – pendant set from johnlewis.com [ £130 ], top hat shade from plumen.com [ £44.95 ], bulb from heals.com [ £ ] 

Middle row – pendant light from lighting-direct.co.uk [ £250 ], Muuto pendant lamp from paperrooms.co.uk [ £59 ]

Bottom row – smoked bulb from busterandpunch.com [ £25 ], bulb from habitat.co.uk [ £30 ], filament set from johnlewis.com [ £95 ]

home: favourite thing [ pendant light ]

home: favourite thing [ pendant light ]

With it’s ever changing collection, Rockett St George always has gorgeous lighting, including this antique brass cylinder pendant light. The long narrow shape creates subtle drama, with the brass finish adding a lux feel. 

Available in two sizes [ £120 & £150 ] they look great as an individual light or grouped together at different lengths.