Vintage-style Edison light bulbs (also known as filament bulbs) are bang on-trend at the moment. They are absolutely perfect if you want to achieve that soft, welcoming glow so many of us associate with cosy nights at home. And with winter rolling in, the time to make the switch is now!

Read on, as we take a closer look at exactly why Edison light bulbs have become the must-have bulb to have in any contemporary home. Plus, along the way, we’ll share a few enlightening ideas, guaranteed to offer practical and beautiful solutions to your home. Enjoy!

1. They are a design feature

lantern bulb

Edison light bulbs are often used without lampshades to make a style statement, and it’s not hard to see why. The elegant shape of this lantern bulb is glorious. It would be a shame to hide it away. Try pairing it with a dimmer switch and a raven black, copper finish pendant set and you’ve got a truly contemporary design feature on your hands.

2. The light they produce is incredible

ceiling light

If you want to achieve a super-soft, ambient glow in your home, there’s no better way than by using a vintage-style filament bulb. If you are a fan of classic, antique style, try pairing a classic bulb with this gorgeous rustic industrial ceiling light.

3. They make a style statement 

globe bulb

Want to add some style to your home without breaking the bank? It’s simple. Make the switch to Edison light bulbs and wait for the compliments to come rolling in. This extra-large globe lightbulb is perfect for dining rooms, bedrooms and studies. The double height “squirrel” filament is striking and is sure to make a style statement even when the lights are off. 

4: They are simple

tube bulb

If you’re a fan of minimalism, the effortless simplicity of vintage-style bulbs will blend perfectly with your home’s décor. The design of this tube bulb is uncomplicated and incredibly beautiful. Pair with virtually any light fitting in your home or an antique finish pendant set for a more striking look.

5. You can hang them virtually anywhere

kant light

One of the best things about vintage-style light bulbs is that they can be used in any room and paired with virtually any light fitting. Whether you choose to hang a string of pendant lights over your dining room table, or create atmospheric mood lighting in your bedroom using this Kant silver light kit and a dimmer switch, these bulbs offer an incredibly flexible and stylish lighting solution.

Lighting and design inspiration

Are you searching for lighting ideas? If vintage Edison light bulbs aren’t your cup of tea, take a look at our indoor lighting selection and explore our large range of lights and lamps.  Need help picking out the right bulbs and lights for your home? We’d love to help. Give us a call on 01271 370 095.