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 (opens in new tab) in black, green turquoise, pure copper and aged copper finish, £90, well-lit.co.uk (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab) L450cm when unknotted, £110, Abigail Ahern (opens in new tab)

2. Everything's rosy

Rose pendant with filament bulb

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Ferm Living low socket pendant in rose (opens in new tab), £72, Nunido (opens in new tab)

3. In the frame

Exposed pendant

Dutchbone Cubo brass pendant light (opens in new tab), £79, Cuckooland (opens in new tab)

4. Marble effect

Exposed lighting pendants

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Jasper Conran Green marble pendant (opens in new tab), £40, Debenhams (opens in new tab)

5. Light-bulb moment

Oversized Voronoi II bulb, H30xDia16.5cm (opens in new tab), £125, with brass pendant fixture, £55, Tala (opens in new tab) 

6. Triple threat

Black triple Tribeca pendant light

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Cult Living Tribeca triple hanging pendant light in matte black (opens in new tab), £59, Cult Furniture (opens in new tab)

Anna Morley
Anna Morley

Anna has over a decade of experience styling and art directing photo shoots of readers homes and of beautiful homeware products. She discovered her passion for interiors after living and working in L.A. and upon her return to the UK, started a career in magazines and photography. She now lives in the Leicestershire countryside with her young family.