Pendant lights are a seemingly must-have item for any modern home. In addition to providing the essential light needed to cook or entertain, they add an air of elegance to your space. With so many different styles and types to choose from, it can be challenging trying to figure out which are the best options to meet your tastes and needs.
Here are some tips to help you get it right so that you can find a pendant light that works best in your space without making it look clumsy or overdone.
Decide on the Function of Your Pendant Light
The type of lighting that you will need will depend on the other types of lighting that are already available in your space. If there are large windows, you may not need a pendant light that delivers a brilliant glow because you can take advantage of the natural light that enters the room.
However, if you require task lighting for dark corners of your space, you may want to choose a pendant light that can fill in those gaps and isn't purely for aesthetic value.
Pendant Lights for Task Lighting
If you want your pendant lights to assist you with the various tasks that you perform in a room, you need to select an option that focuses the light downward. This option will preferably feature an open bottom or one that is translucent to allow as much light as possible to shine through, such as the Concrete Pendant Lamp Dome.
Lighting for the Entire Room
Another reason that you may opt for a pendant light is because you want lighting that gently illuminates the entire room, rather than placing a focus on one area of the room as with task lighting.
For this purpose, you'll need to decide on the ambience that you are trying to create. If you're goal is to create a more relaxing ambience for your room, then you should include a pendant light that offers moodier lighting with a softer glow.
If you want to add elegance to your space or want to highlight some unique decorative elements of your space, you may decide to opt for a pendant light that offers more decorative appeal rather than practical value, such as The Nest Pendant Light. In this instance, a pendant light with gorgeous accents will help to complete the look of your space. In addition, pendant lights that offer unique cut outs, such as the Tall Geo Cage Ashwood Pendant, can create a mesmerizing pattern on the floors and walls that will really help to bring out the various materials in your room.
Selecting the Right Height
As a general rule, the height the lighting should be placed at will again depend on the primary function of your pendant light. If you need pendant lights for task lighting, you should consider placing them lower, but not so low that they are in the way.
If you hang the lights higher that means that the light won't be as intense. One meter to 50 cm from the ceiling is an okay height for a room with regular height ceilings. However, if your space as higher ceilings adding an additional 5-10 cm with every multiple of height that is taller than a regular ceiling will allow your pendant light to be appropriately hung so that it doesn't look like it is too high to the ceiling.
Mix and Match
Often people decide to mix and match pendant lights across multiple spaces. There is absolutely no rule that says that you have to select the same pendant light for every room of your home. However, it is a good idea to choose similar finishes in order to bring your entire design scheme for your home together.
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