Latest trends for lighting materials

Stay on trend with lighting made from metallics, concrete and wood

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Stay on trend with lighting made from metal, concrete and wood.

Copper, brass and rose gold are the metallics of the moment. Wood is also having a resurgence in lampshades and stands, but the finishes are more defined, using veneers or ‘ribbons’ so that light can stream through. A big upcoming trend is concrete – when used in a subtle way and teamed with a metallic finish, it adds a touch of rough-luxe glam.

Chrome floorstanding spotlight from Darlings of Chelsea

Industrial spotlight

Chrome floorstanding spotlight, H186xDia.32cm, £449, Darlings of Chelsea

Exotic shade

Dark burl veneered Bar pendant shade with gold-effect lining, H48xDia.25cm, £199, Storm Furniture

Bar pendant shade from Storm Furniture
Urban Luxe table lamp from The French Bedroom Company

Sturdy base

Urban Luxe table lamp with brass shade and concrete base, H54xW12xD12cm, £120, The French Bedroom Company

Burnished pendant

Alhambra ceiling pendant, made from copper-coated iron and mango wood, H30xDia.34cm, with adjustable L75cm flex, £99, Atkin & Thyme

Sned lamp from Bo Concept

Wood block light

Sned lamp with oak base and metal shade in black, H36xDia.13cm, £99, Bo Concept

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