Unless you are building a new home with a detailed electrical plan, when it comes to decorating our homes, for one reason or another, lighting is often left at the bottom of the list. We take for granted the standard light points (there is only so much you can do with them) and focus mainly on making sure the lights are simply bright enough.
Whether you require task or ambient lighting, pendant lights are extremely versatile and can be used throughout the home as a practical lighting solution or statement piece. With a wide range available, the tough part is selecting pendant lights that suit!
Choosing the shape, size and colour of your pendant lights will depend on your personal style, the space you wish to place them and their intended function. Generally, a larger pendant will suit rooms with more volume, as smaller pendant lights can get lost in the space around them.
For those of us with a standard ceiling height of 2400mm, you may choose to add pendant lights above your kitchen island bench or dining table to define each area. Pendant lights also work wonderfully in the bedroom where they can be hung on either side of the bed, offering a smart solution to free up space on the bedside tables. For those of us with higher ceilings, larger pendant lights can act as a feature to help fill double height voids or enhance airy entrance halls.
More recent trends have seen grouping of pendant lights, whether it be three close together at varied heights or a cluster of pendants hung together as a centre piece; along with the use of materials such as glass for a sense of glamour, concrete with its industrial aesthetic and rattan for a more earthy feel.
Ensure your pendants are hung at a level which suits your space and the people using it, without obstructing the view and preventing painful head bumps!
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Christopher Boots Lighting - Photo from pint rest
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