There is something to commend about the bare light bulb. It could give you the extreme minimalism look you desire or be simply a poignant remember of impoverished student days. Either way, these great peel able light bulb covers should brighten up that naked light bulb in your home.
They’re called Bulbcaps and are made from heat-resistant silicon rubber. They come in all kinds of funky colors for you to mix and match. They are rated for no more than 40 watt lightbulbs but there is no restrictions for low energy ones. The luminescent pigments embeded in the bulbcaps allow the lampshade to glow a green-yellow color for a short while after the light has been turned off. They are available from Molla Space and cost $20 each.