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

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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

Anna Morley
Style Editor

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.