Live luminously: lighting to brighten up your home

Summer may be coming to an end, but it’s not all gloom – the shorter days lend the perfect opportunity to snuggle down and enjoy the cosy ambience in our homes, especially when it comes to lighting. You may have started to notice that some of your lamps and bulbs could do with a bit of a revamp, but if you want to take your lighting one step further, we’ve gathered some of our favourites to illuminate even the darkest of corners!

The everyday hero
Some things never go out of style, and we reckon these elegant metal lanterns from My Home Stories are here to stay! They’re versatile enough to place on your coffee table as a chic boho arrangement, or you can hang them over your kitchen table for a creative spin on your regular lighting. Wherever you decide to put them, you can move them from room to room to suit you – just switch on the clever LED candles and you’re good to go!

The new fairy lights
Nothing beats the beauty of fairy lights, but if you’re looking for a fresh new take on a classic, these glass cylinder lanterns from Bundleberry by Amanda Holden will give any gloomy room a magical twist. They come pre-wired and ready to go, plus their sleek metal bases finish them with a contemporary touch to bring your decor right up to date.

What’s more, there are three – perfect for creating an enchanting centrepiece or dotting them about your space as you see fit… trust us, you’ll want to dim the lights with these on!

The one for the stargazer
Hit the lights – these ones are your go-to for a starry ambience that will set off the room with a sparkling effect worthy of the brightest night skies. Kelly Hoppen masterfully designed this trio so that the lights twinkle through the little gaps in the metallic finish, giving off a celestial look when the lights are turned low. Stargazing just got a whole lot easier!

The style statement
When it comes to statement lighting, nothing makes a bigger impact than the power of words. Enter Amanda Holden with her gorgeous Bundleberry Word Lamp, combining an effortlessly cool neon sign look with an equally on-trend lightbulb design. The result is a light feature that really turns heads – and reminds you of the most important things in life.

The modern lantern
Modern doesn’t have to mean complicated. Sometimes the simplest of things make the biggest difference to a room, and these gorgeous lanterns courtesy of Bundleberry by Amanda Holden are all about bold colour and a sleek, streamlined look that will really pop, wherever you decide to put them.

They also boast on-trend lightbulbs that will give off a beautiful glow in your space, whether you place them in the corner of your living room to brighten it up or sit them in front of your fireplace to give it a contemporary finish.

The showstopper
If your bedroom is lacking light, here’s a bright idea – why not invest in furniture that’s equal parts style and illumination? This side table from renowned designer Julien Macdonald gives off a sleek white glow, encased in a mirrored design that oozes glamour. The best part? Take a closer look and you’ll find hundreds of encapsulated crystals where the light shines… perfect for making a star-studded statement!

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