A series of beautiful pendant lights can make a huge impact, bringing personality and visual interest to any space. This type of light fitting is one of the most versatile solutions for the home as they come in an extensive array of colours, sizes and styles.
Before you go out and purchase your desired design it’s best to make a plan. Take into consideration your room layout, zones you want to create and light sources already have including windows. As well as your layout, there are three types of lighting you should include, task, general use and accent. Pendant lights create a fantastic focal point that can be used in a variety of environments. Think about using one singular pendant hung over a dining table to create a decorative focal point, or group an odd number together to create task lighting above a kitchen island or breakfast bar.
Finding the right light can be difficult as there are so many options, from industrial metal designs to traditional glass shades. Here are a few of our favourites, some of which we have installed in our kitchens and the rest we just simply adore.
If you’re thinking about hanging a pendant light over a table or kitchen island take into consideration the height, you. You can make a real statement when positioning pendants in the centre of a dining table. Placed over an island, low hung pendants can help provide the impression of higher ceilings. We find rise and fall pendant designs such as this one from Original BTC are perfect, they can adjust to your preferred level suiting particular areas in the home.
If you’re opting for a more industrial style these Decode concrete lights are fantastic. We stick to hanging lights in odd numbers like three or five, this creates more of a balance and draws your eye to the centre. These simplistic pendants designed by Benjamin Hubert challenge the perception of materials and their value. The textural finish in shades of grey and white can fit with ease into almost any interior scheme.
These solid brass and glass pendant lights have a simple yet sophisticated design. Grouped together in a dining room or kitchen they would look truly stunning. With the pendant having a glass shade they are less likely to block a view or distract from other key features.
The Evergreen classic pendant is crafted in a brass and shaped to look good from every angle. The large streamlined shade made in two sizes spreads ambient light across the room. Originally pendant lamps were created to provide an industrial overhead light source for work. Moving on, these practical designs are becoming more and more clean and stylish.
A single hung pendant can work as a stunning stand alone design feature. Take into consideration what other light sources you have around so that there are no clashing styles. Choosing a design that has a variety of sizes is perfect as you can then incorporate them into separate zones. The Muuto pendant is a clever option, available in five colours it also has a subtle texture on the surface that changes the diffusion of light.
Incorporate one of this year’s most popular trends and add texture with this natural woven shade from Cox & Cox. Intricately woven from natural rattan, this Scandinavian style pendant casts incredible diffused shadows adding real impact to a room. The use of natural materials and woven textures is becoming increasingly popular, paired with neutral walls they create a calm collected atmosphere to live in.
The Collect Lighting series by Ferm Living offers endless combinations of lighting. We love how you can create a bespoke mood to suit your personality, space or function. There are endless combinations from brass, bright bolds, different sized shades and more. You pick a combination that suits you, simply choose your preferred lampshade, colour and socket pendant. The smaller brass shades are great for downward focused lighting over a kitchen island, or add a larger dome shade to spread ambient light.
These are just a few of our favourites, to discover more and to help you plan your kitchen lighting visit our Pinterest profile where there’s a style and design for everyone.