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Large light fittings, but not too ££?

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Pannacotta Mon 29-Jul-13 08:47:18

I need to get a couple of new light fittings but am struggling to find anything big enough which isn't too expensive.
The rooms I need them for are large and have very high ceilings (over 3m) so anything too small looks mean and out of proportion - its an old Victorian house.

I am not mad keen on big round paper shades but that seems to be my only choice at the moment.

Any other thoughts/suggestions?


SmellsLikeWeenSpirits Mon 29-Jul-13 08:49:27


CreatureRetorts Mon 29-Jul-13 08:51:43

What's your budget?

nancerama Mon 29-Jul-13 08:52:07

What's your budget? I got some from Achica that I think we're about £50 each.

HappyAsASandboy Mon 29-Jul-13 08:57:29

BHS has always had great light fittings at very reasonable prices.

Ikea have some, but I find them expensive for the quality and not such original designs (they look like ikea light fittings!).

Pannacotta Mon 29-Jul-13 09:00:17

I could spend up to £100 each.
I have looked at IKEA but they are a bit modern.
That said, I do quite like the IKEA flower light here but think it might too modern/designer ish

My house is quirky and a bit ramshackle, modern and sleek is not happening!

Pannacotta Mon 29-Jul-13 09:00:50

I did look at BHS but the ones I liked were £200-300...

CreatureRetorts Mon 29-Jul-13 09:20:39

Somewhere like the lighting superstore has a lot of choice?

noddyholder Mon 29-Jul-13 10:26:21

Do you want shades or actual ceiling fixed lights?

Pannacotta Mon 29-Jul-13 11:10:51

I don't mind whether they are shades or fittings but I don't think fabric pendant shades are the look I am after, probably a bit too modern.
Will look at Lighting superstore.

noddyholder Mon 29-Jul-13 12:14:20

What is the decor like colours etc?

nancerama Mon 29-Jul-13 12:17:04

The ikea one is enormous. I live in a Victorian house with high ceilings, but it's only safe in the dining room over the table!

GleamingHeels Mon 29-Jul-13 12:17:14

I have over 3m height ceilings, also a Victorian house with huge roses and cornices - my budget was way smaller than yours and I found mine in Harry Corry and Homebase between £15 and £25... obviously they're not authentic and are made of acrylic etc, but they look good!

nancerama Mon 29-Jul-13 12:18:45

Loads of choice here

noddyholder Mon 29-Jul-13 12:28:28

these look good if you have the height.

recall Mon 29-Jul-13 12:37:15

or the ££££s grin

nancerama Mon 29-Jul-13 13:01:25

On budget

Sleepwhenidie Mon 29-Jul-13 13:29:12

We have these in our hallway, similar height to yours, 3 large ones hung separately then a small, medium and large one grouped together next to the front door, all different colours. I love them and we get lots of compliments on them. The shades and fittings for all of those came to about £200 iirc. Only trouble is I can't see whether you can get them delivered here from France, we bought ours when on holiday (driving). Or are they too modern for your decor?

look at shots with ceiling pendants

Pannacotta Mon 29-Jul-13 13:38:20

Thanks all.
One room is F&B London Clay,
the other is Fired Earth Stone Ochre
Fairly classic decoration (unfinished though) and large ceiling roses which make it hard to add modern fittings.
Will check links later once DCs are not bothering me, thanks!

Erlack Mon 29-Jul-13 14:16:29

There's a website for a company called Trinity Marine that do really cool (and some very large) industrial chic fittings reclaimed from ships and the like. The prices are really pretty reasonable considering the size of some things - I ordered one of their pendant lights and even though it needs to have a sparky fit the electrics I thought it was a good deal. The style may not be to everyone's taste right enough but maybe worth checking out.

noddyholder Mon 29-Jul-13 14:30:09

eriack i have the cargo lights in my study Beautiful!

allotmentgirl82 Tue 30-Jul-13 17:36:32

we have a victorian house and have this light in our dining room over our table :

Pannacotta Wed 31-Jul-13 10:41:11

Thanks all.
I've looked through all the links but nothing I have seen has tickled me yet.
Sorry but am not too keen on the industrial type lights (at least not for this house) and the coloured globes are sweet but a bit modern.
I have had a look on ebay too but not much joy there either.

Perhaps I will just get some paper shades until I find something else...

redshoes Wed 31-Jul-13 10:45:09

I think budget chandeliers from bhs are your best bet - they are always having sales - sooner or later the ones you like will be in the sale! smile

WeleaseWodger Wed 31-Jul-13 11:13:03

How about this reduced from 170 to 42.50?

Personally, I don't like the gold but for that price, I'd just spray paint it.

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