Lighting influences the ambiance of a room far more than many people realise, but those beautiful designer lights are often outside the budget. Here we’ve collected 20 lights that, with a bit of creativity, you can DIY at home. This selection of lights focusses on wood-based designs. Not only is wood an easy material to source, but it’s natural warmth lends itself well to home furnishings. From driftwood finds to impressive chandeliers, there is a design for everyone. And this list is by no means exhaustive, so let your imagination go. Recycle, reuse, save and have the satisfaction of making one of these stunning lights by yourself. Let there be light!
1. A Single Slice
This stunning piece highlights the swirling textures and grain of the wood to brilliant effect.
2. Natural Gothic Chandelier
Using branches to construct this gothic-inspired chandelier softens the design.
3. Geometric Pendant
This geometric pendant light has a modern, fresh aesthetic.
4. Lights with a Message
Tell your loved ones how you feel with this heartfelt design.
5. Bare Bulb
Channel a more industrial vibe with this bare bulb lamp.
6. Romantic Candle Holders
Up the romance in your house with these sweet, heart candle holders.
7. Branching Chandelier
Create a piece that that will really light up your life with this dramatic chandelier.
8. Basic Beauty
Keep things simple with this stylish lamp.
9. Stylish Lines
These large geometric shades will ensure that your house is full of light and throw stunning shadows across your walls.
10. The Lone Tree
Why use a branch when you can have the whole tree? Highlight the natural beauty of a tree with this simple light.
11. Throwing Shadows
Generate a warm aumbience with soft shadows by making this glowing design.
12. Gathered Bulbs
Ensure that you’re well-lit and make a statement with this simple overhead lighting.
13. Brass and Wood
Highlight an unusual filament bulb by creating a lamp all about the light-source.
14. Futuristic Floor Lamp
Turn a plank of wood into a modern centre piece by simply cutting it into pieces!
15. Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars
Perfect for a party, these twinkling stars will light up any wall.
16. Sculptural Lighting
The bold lines and dark colouring of this lamp means it serves a dual function as a lamp and a piece of art!
17. Make the Most of Your Mason Jars
Once you’ve finished the delicious contents, upcycle your mason jars into one of these stunning lights.
These woven lights demonstrate how a simple material can be used in a huge variety of ways.
19. Stunning Lights Centre Piece
Don’t want the ordinary flowers or candles on your table? Replace both with this bold fixture.
20. The Guiding Light
Show your guests where to head or add a fun accent piece to your wall with this arrow design.
Hopefully all of these beautiful designs have given you a lightbulb moment of your own. But if not, check out some of the beautiful light fixtures currently in stock at manomano.co.uk!