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Lighting can make or break a room, so whether you’re after a decorative table lamp to add character and warmth or practical and stylish fitted lights, it really pays to get it right. From on-trend cluster lights to statement floor lamps, we’ve enlisted the experts at John Lewis for some insider tips on all things lighting…

Three things to consider when choosing lighting for a room…


Lighting can create mood and transform a room far better than any new sofa or a great wall print will, so take your time to research what you’re looking for and the effect you want. If it’s cosiness in a bedroom you’re after, consider dainty cluster lights. Want a showstopper of an entry hall? Invest in a decorative lamp to add to your console.


Think about what you’re going to be using these lights for. Light in a bathroom needs to be practical and bright, whereas a dining room can afford to have much more subtle, stylised lighting.


What and where you are lighting should be taken into consideration. A dark, dingy corner can be transformed with a decorative lamp, whereas in a kitchen or stairway you need an element of functionality. 

So, where to start?

From talking-point pendant lights to chandeliers for the modern interiors addict, colour-pop table lamps to design-inspired clusters, John Lewis has everything covered when it comes to home lighting. Scroll down for our edit of the best…

Pendant Ceiling Lights

We love the smoky glass and pretty texture of John Lewis’ Romilly lamp for a bedroom, while the Tom Dixon-inspired Bolu in copper will add softness to a modern kitchen.


Cluster Lights

Try fitting cluster lights either side of the bed to add mood and save space on the bedside table, or create a focal point by hanging directly over a dining table.


Wall Lights

These lights are affixed to the wall, for an elegant, up-lighted look. We love simple, spherical shapes for a modern approach.


Floor Lamps

Floor lamps create a retro vibe. Add character to the corner of your sofa or in a striped back bedroom for a look worthy of Pinterest.


Table Lamps

Add decoration and flattering light to a room with a stylish table lamp. Don’t be afraid to play with colour – the Martha Stripe lamp in cool blue hues, as well as the playful Gaynor lamp adorned with pineapple detailing, are particular favourites.



Modern Chandeliers 

If you thought chandeliers had had their day, this range of cool and stylish pieces will prove you wrong. The Emilia Jazzy Diner Bar light will add drama to a dining area, while the Lee Broom Decanter Chandelier is a real forever piece.


Anything else?

With John Lewis offering a minimum two-year guarantee on all electrified lighting products, you can shop in good faith that you’ll find the right lighting for your space.



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