This Sunday, the clocks will be going back one hour. Although this means an extra hour in bed (great!) it heralds the start of long, dark evenings as winter truly begins. However, this doesn’t have to be a bad thing – dark winter’s nights can be some of the most cosy, and they’re a great excuse to experiment with a few new light sources. Here at mydeco we firmly believe lighting should never be boring – here are a few of my favourite quirky ‘illuminating’ ideas.
I think these bowler hat lights are really clever. They aren’t brightly coloured, so will sit with almost any colour scheme – but they definitely command a second look.
You don’t always need a lampshade to do the talking – sometimes lightbulbs can stand out all on their own. These Plumen bulbs are the first designer energy saving lightbulbs – which mean your home can look good and save the environment at the same time! Using 80% less energy than their standard counterparts, these bulbs are a great investment.
I love the use of tea lights to create a chandelier effect here. Candles give such a warm, soft light that can’t be recreated with lightbulbs – why not make them the focal point of your room?
This clever use of jars as lightshades works so well. Using clear glass, they allow the maximum light to flow into a room, and have an individual look without being too ‘out there’. They look great singly or hung in groups.
If you don’t have a room that can comfortably accommodate such a quirky light fitting, why not experiment with lampshades? There are so many beautiful designs available at the moment. One of my favourite designs is this London underground lampshade – such a good idea!
If you’re looking for a little more inspiration, I’ve put together a few more ideas in a lighting wishlist. We’re running free delivery across our whole lighting category until Christmas – take a look and see if you can find your perfect pendant!
I'm the Editor of the mydeco.com blog, writing about the interiors that inspire me most. I love bright colour against neutrals, and have a soft spot for themed rooms. Quirky accessories are my favourite and I love nothing more than finding something bold and beautiful to make a room really stand out! Read more posts by Laura.