A powerful throwback to a first flat with breezeblock shelves and bare bulbs hanging, when ingenuity spawns decoration and cheap really was cheerful.
Bright and beautiful pendants and alternative styled bulbs are making a noise in the contemporary home design world, creating a versatile simplicity that oozes style.
The devil is in the detail with these fittings. Many use full metal components, coloured high quality plastic parts and best of all, braided cloth flex in an array of colours, materials and patterns for a huge dose of retro charm.
But simplicity doesn`t have to be limiting, big name lighting designers have produced dazzling lighting solutions for every sector, including multi pendants on a single traditional ceiling rose and novelty rise and fall systems.
Now here`s the key to completing the style, the cream on the cake you may say. Vintage, designer and just plain unusual bulbs bring these flowering into life. A huge selection of styles have sprung up to cater for this, traditional filament bulbs drawing attention to a rugged mechanism, fun fair reminiscent colour tinted glass or modern energy saving fluorescents that are anything but compact.
Tags: bare bulb, funk, single pendant, funky lighting, coloured flex pendants