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Why are there no attractive all lights?

(10 Posts)
Hodorsbitch Mon 11-Nov-13 18:53:54

Is it because they're not the main feature generally so plain and simple/dull helps to keep the attention away or have I not ventured far enough? Have just been looking at BHS, Next, Heals (£££), Argos and Ikea and nothing inspiring.

I'm looking to replace rather dull steel ones with frosted glass around the lightbulb on my stairs as well as some in my conservatory. I initially have gone for a period style shabby chic/country cottage look as it's a Victorian house but I'm bored now and want to mix it up a bit. Love Scandi and could even go a bit more modern. I like the garden type outdoor lamps which look a bit industrial for the stairs. Not sure what for my conservatory/ boot room that we enter the house through- just had a big armchair recovered in bright stripes and its got some old wooden furniture and I'm going for a warm mushroom/grey on the walls.

Any ideas welcomed.

Pinkje Mon 11-Nov-13 21:51:48
Hodorsbitch Mon 11-Nov-13 22:08:41

Yes I'd looked at those garden trading company ones. Like them a lot. Have three in the hallway so also looked at these:-
http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/lighting/indoor-lighting/wall_lights/Eva-Porcelain-Brushed-Gold-Effect-Wall-Light-10907670

http://www.next.co.uk/x523148s7#862911x52

Lace cut out next ones for the hall- what do you think? Could look quite delicate and pretty and subtle and a total bargain!

BillyBanter Mon 11-Nov-13 22:12:24
Idislikemymil Mon 11-Nov-13 22:22:59

http://www.urbancottageindustries.com/historic-lighting/wall-ceiling-lights/wall-lights/

Some interesting ones here.

Pinkje Mon 11-Nov-13 22:24:19

Hodorsbitch, of those 2 linked I prefer the next ones though I imagine they'll get quite dusty. Lighting can be so hit or miss though, and you don't necessarily get better quality as the price rises; we shortly move to a house with 7 wall lights in the living room, replacing them with the BTC will blow a £1,000 hole in my budget - ouch.

Idislikemymil Mon 11-Nov-13 22:27:02
Hodorsbitch Mon 11-Nov-13 22:32:45

Ooh thanks Billy I hadn't thought of eBay or amazon really. I like the look of the vintage lamps but I think silver would too shiny, need something matt for the pair in the conservatory.

Hodorsbitch Mon 11-Nov-13 22:45:46

I see what you mean about BTC lights, they're lovely. I guess I'm trying not to spend mega bucks as we've been in the house a while and I'm trying to do lots of things and not sure I can justify £££ as we may not stay long term here.

Apologies, I've forgetter how to add a link from the iPad but this would be boring but work

http://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-esma-wall-light-1-arm/p153186#prod-stock-email-overlay_show

wonkylegs Tue 12-Nov-13 07:32:06

Look further afield - I'd look at actual lighting companies rather than general retailers.
I've bought good lights from
www.castlegatelights.co.uk/
and www.lightingstyles.co.uk/
Both have a wide selection of lighting brands and when I bought from them the quality was excellent, delivery was good and castlegate have been very very helpful talking my FIL through options.

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