Bare bulbs are one of the hottest trends in lighting right now. Here's why we love them, and how to incorporate them into your home.


Top designers and trendsetters are tossing out their lampshades and baring it all when it comes to lighting. Using exposed bulbs is one of the hottest new trends in lighting right now. It's a clean, simple, and modern look and often comes with an affordable price tag (bonus!). Here's why we love this trend and how you can achieve it in your home.

A mini lamp can be added to a mantel, nightstand, bookshelf, or console table for added warmth and glow. Do two or three or pair with a vase and some artwork for added style.

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Grab Attention

A bare-bulb lamp can instantly add interest to a space. Go for an Edison bulb to add a vintage flair

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Statement-Making Arrangement

Go for a more subdued chandelier with a cluster of hanging exposed bulbs. It's sure to make a statement but also not overwhelm a space. A bare-bulb chandelier is perfect over a dining table, in the center of a living room, or hanging above an entry. Your guests will be gazing upward as they come and go from your home.

Simply Beautiful

A simple hanging bulb pendant is both practical and beautiful in front of a bathroom mirror or hanging above a nightstand. The simplicity allows for a bolder mirror or art and lends itself to just the right amount of light. A row of pendants can look chic over an island or over a dining table for an unexpected twist.

Whether you're making a statement or looking for a fixture that is simple and blends in, give bare bulbs a try. It's a classic look that will be on trend for years to come.

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