Next lighting department (online and in real life) is somewhere we spend a decent amount of our working and leisure time. You could say we're something of a super-fan. So, we were seriously happy (moved, even) when the newest lighting buys were dropped into the autumn/winter range.
So happy, in fact, we thought we'd share JUST SOME of our favourite finds. Ten, in fact. It was going to be five, but we got carried away. Anyway, enjoy.
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1. The show-stealing chandelier
We know! It's amazing! Could be from a classy antiques' store on London's King's Road! We want it... And at £170 for the Palm Leaf chandelier, we probably will get it.
2. The mood-enhancing central shade
To be honest, no one in the Realhomes.com office is quite sure that their home quite matches up to the Silver Foil Easy Fit shade. But we're willing to try... and at £50, it won't dent this week's pay packet that hard.
3. The could-be-a-designer-buy floor lamp
Ooooh, we've been looking for a wooden floor lamp for AGES. And this Ash Wood floor lamp is one of those that could easily be updated with a new shade every now and then. It's £120, should the price even enter into your mind.
4. The 'I made it myself' cheat rustic pendant
Yes, before you ask, the branch is included. It's making us rethink our entire Christmas dining table arrangement. We're thinking hanging this above, decorating it with foliage, adding faux fur to our dining chairs. Ooooh Scandi style, we love you. If you're anywhere near as carried away by the Branch Linear Bar as we are, you might like to know it's £99.
5. The smart (in more than one way) table lamp
The Drizzle Touch table lamp is pretty magnificent (it comes in a marginally less magnificent but still really quite fabulous Mink finish too). £38? You've got to be joking, surely.
6. The quirky designer dupe table lamp
We can't get enough of monkey-based accessorising. And this lamp has GOT to be our favourite find. Well, these 10 lighting buys are, so it's up there. Ahhh and he's called Milo and only costs £50. Christmas gift please!
7. The 'I picked it up in a French flea market' pendant
We're going to get shouty now: WHO WOULD EVER KNOW YOU GOT THIS FROM NEXT? We're not saying that admitting to Next lighting is a bad thing... but it's sooo much better if you can hint at trips to French flea markets. This Seychelles Easy Fit shade is just £35, too. SHOUTY BARGAIN!
8. The every teenager's dream bedroom light
*elbows teen out of the way while trying to get this in the adult bedroom/bathroom first*
You get the drift. This go-anywhere Hollywood Lit floor mirror is £160. That's Christmas AND birthday gift sorted.
9. The other every teen's dream bedroom light (literally)
Smaller budget to spend on the teen? Hello Lipsy Lit Dream Wall Light at just £18.
10. The 'that's your room, go make a mess with my blessing' light
Hahahahahaaaa! Man Cave light plaque. Say no more. Oh, it's £25. Now say no more.
11. The old favourite
PS. We cheated: there's the Kai pendant light at the top, too. It's £40. But it's not new. We just still love it.