For me, when styling a room the two most important base elements are the colour and the lighting. Statement lighting can transform a room and is the key focal point that often pulls the room together.
Interesting, contemporary lighting has been popular for a while now, and in recent years the high street has been absolutely killing it with their own ranges. Alongside their usual middle-of-the-road pieces have been collections inspired by current lighting trends and high end designers.
When I talk about the high street, I'm talking BHS, Debenhams, Next, H&M Home, Zara Home etc. The trick is to purchase lighting that looks like it was brought from Heals, when really it cost a third of the price from the high street.
For me, British Home Stores have really exceeded themselves with their Industrial ranges, making statement lighting really accessible. They also do a lot of sales making some pieces a total bargain.
Here is a collection of some of my favorite lighting currently available on the high street:
For lighting where you can see the bulb, make sure that you use a filament bulb to complete the look. Amazon and Robert Dyas do cheaper filament bulbs than other stores.