6 ways to make an impact with filament bulbs

Let a simple filament bulb take centre stage with these streamlined illumination ideas for the home

Solo light fitting in black, green turquoise, pure copper and aged copper finish, £90, well-lit.co.uk

For a pared-back lighting statement, go for a modern hanging pendant with an exposed bulb. Think outside the shade and create an illuminated display over your dining table with a multi-drop option, use either side of the head of your bed in place of a traditional table lamp or light up a dark corner of a room. 

With colourful pendant cords to choose from and a variety of fixture finishes, these are stylishly simple ways to brighten up your home.

1. Simply stunning

Exposed lighting

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Linn twisted rope lamp L450cm when unknotted, £110, Abigail Ahern

2. Everything's rosy

Rose pendant with filament bulb

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Ferm Living low socket pendant in rose, £72, Nunido

3. In the frame

Exposed pendant

Dutchbone Cubo brass pendant light, £79, Cuckooland

4. Marble effect

Exposed lighting pendants

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Jasper Conran Green marble pendant, £40, Debenhams

5. Light-bulb moment

Oversized Voronoi II bulb, H30xDia16.5cm, £125, with brass pendant fixture, £55, Tala 

6. Triple threat

Black triple Tribeca pendant light

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Cult Living Tribeca triple hanging pendant light in matte black, £59, Cult Furniture