With darker evenings drawing in and thoughts turning to cosy nights curled up on the sofa, there’s no better time to take a look at the lighting in your home to make sure that it creates the ambience you’re looking for.
Set the mood with lighting tailored to every space in your home including chic table lamps which add a touch of hygge to your lounge, industrial pendant lighting for your dining room, functional angle-poise lamps for study areas and sweet nursery lights.
Whether you opt for quirky statement lamps, easy-fit shades or opulent chandeliers, be bold with texture including playful fringing, funky wirework, rich velvet and boho wooden beading.
At The Centre, you’ll find a host of different retailers with lighting options to suit all your needs as well as your budget, so you’re sure to find one you’ll love. Here’s our guide to some of our favourite pieces this AW19.
For table lamps that are both practical as well as stylish check out the Highland Lodge lighting collection from Argos which fuses the warmth of muted autumn colours with the clean brightness of glass and metals. Their glass table lamp, £40, is an elegant mix of crisp copper, smoked glass and matte grey metal and can be used with a low wattage bulb to create a cosy atmosphere, or a higher wattage bulb to brighten up a gloomy corner. (Image 1)
Argos also has some great pendant ceiling lights in store that would look fantastic over a dining table or kitchen island. Their Kanso lights, £25, feature wood detailing around the top, a smooth satin black exterior and bright white interior – adding a hint of industrial simplicity to your home. (Image 2)
Over at Next you’ll find a range of stunning lights including luxe chandeliers, sleek floor lamps and compact bedside lamps. We love their mesh five light pendant, £140, which oozes industrial chic – five oversized lights sit behind a black wire mesh to create a striking focal point for any dining table. (Image 3)
If you’re looking for a more relaxed, bohemian take on a traditional crystal chandelier, look no further than the Tahlia three light chandelier from Next for £160 - boho wooden beading is draped in cascading loops for a real style statement. (Image 4) Or, for a table lamp that adds a touch of romance to any setting, opt for the three tier, tasselled Clarendon table lamp for £35 in dusky pink. (Image 5)
Tassels are a top trend for AW19 and over at Debenhams you’ll find some beautiful bedroom lampshade options – from tiered pink easy-fit shades in gold and pink to a beautiful oversized vintage shade in navy velvet with scalloped edge for £80. (Image 6)
Another way to revamp your bedroom lighting this autumn is by adding a touch of Scandi chic. At Debenhams you’ll find the Khaleesi table lamp for £80 which features a smoked textured glass shade that will softly diffuse light through the room – simply team with linen bedding in cool wintry tones for the ultimate in pared back Danish design. (Image 7)
M&S have a great selection of lights – from classic and sophisticated to more contemporary designs. They also have eye-catching shades, easy-fit wall sconces and versatile pendants, perfect for a fuss-free home makeover.
The trend for tripod lamps shows no sign of abating and at M&S their Alexa table lamp, £39.50, is a fantastic example of why the design is so popular. It’s suited to multiple spaces including hallways, living rooms and bedrooms, the dome lampshade creates a balanced, stylish silhouette and the simple chrome base in a range of metallic finishes means that it can be tailored to suit your existing décor. (Image 8)
Another stylish option at M&S is their Tribe shaded table lamp, £99. With its petrol blue shade and sturdy base of dark wood and matte brass it exudes masculine elegance. (Image 9)
Wilko’s selection of decorative lighting solutions is sure to help you see your home in a whole new light – from glass chandeliers and simple suspension lighting kits to Moroccan style shades and laser cut lamps. Give your home a festive twinkle all year round with a statement starburst light for just £10. (Image 10)
For younger members of the household, a practical desk lamp is a must when it’s time to hit the books. Wilko have a simple desk lamp in slate grey for just £5 that’s perfect for the task - the flexible neck lets you direct the light wherever you need it and the lightweight plastic finish is easy to clean. (Image 11)
Don’t make it all work and no play though – why not indulge their inner princess during their downtime with a lamp from the Snow White range at Primark – they’ve got a cute gold crown lamp in store for only £7. (Image 12) Alternatively go for a more contemporary vibe with a neon cactus lamp for £6 or twinkly monstera leaf string lights for £4.50.
Neon isn’t just for this kids this AW19 – give your home a bold pop of colour with a neon yellow and grey table lamp from TK Maxx for £19.99. (Image 13) The contrasting textured shade balances out playful neon tones and gives a grown-up twist to the overall aesthetic.
The lighting section of Homesense in TK Maxx is always a treasure trove of must-have pieces and their bold neon orange lamp for £29.99 would make a vibrant addition to any home this autumn. (Image 14) Finally, if you’re looking for a nursery light with a woodland theme we adore their whimsical grey rabbit light for £14.99 which is guaranteed to give baby’s room a gorgeous glow. (Image 15)
Illuminate your home in style this AW19, with a little help from The Centre.
Image 1: Argos, £40
Image 2: Argos, £25
Image 3: Next, £140
Image 4: Next, £160
Image 5: Next, £35
Image 6: Debenhams, £80
Image 7: Debenhams, £80
Image 8: M&S, £39.50
Image 9: M&S, £99
Image 10: Wilko, £10
Image 11: Wilko, £5
Image 12: Primark, £7
Image 13: TK Maxx, £19.99
Image 14: Homesense, TK Maxx, £29.99
Image 15: Homesense, TK Maxx, £14.99
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