Copper is the metal of the moment. I’m a huge fan of metallics and have written about copper before on these pages. It’s great for lighting as it’s a little softer than gold or brass and its soft pink glow goes so well with the dark greys and chalky whites that are about at the moment. And mixed with a hint of powder pink, it’s just sublime.
Changing the lighting is a great way to reflect a trend or bring a room up to date as it needn’t cost the earth. Whether you replace the whole fitting or just the shade, it’s a simple thing, like buying new cushion covers, that can keep a room feeling fresh and can be adapted to suit any budget.
That Plumo lamp is £219. But what about this absolute stunna (!) from good old John Lewis for £50.
And if the budget is really tight you can’t go wrong with the trusty garland by Tord Boontje for Habitat. It’s about £20 although, in an ideal world, you need two for the best effect.
If you are thinking of changing your cable, and that is my new obsession, then you can buy lengths of coloured flex here in a huge range of colours. I think it’s worth doing all over the house as it will elevate the cheapest of lampshades to something really special. Obviously you will have to factor in the cost of the electrician but it’s definitely worth doing and it’s on my list of jobs.