Lighting Your Home With Pendants

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Pendant Lighting Over a Bar

Pendant lighting is sleek, timeless and adds a whole new look to a room. From glass to metal, simple to ornate, you can find the right pendant for your home. Today, we’re offering our suggestions and ideas for incorporating this lighting option into the rooms of your home – share yours with us!

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Above the Dining Room Table

Especially effective in a room with many windows (some pendants offer low lighting that is enhanced by natural light pouring in), placing this ceiling fixture above your dining room table not only adds extra light but simple style to your lavish centerpieces, table settings and company. A single pendant works well in a formal dining room as well as a casual dining room, making the rest of the space easy to style.

In the Kitchen

Pendant lights in the kitchen are quite popular; skip the dome light and focus your lighting over a bar, an island or the counters. This will add to the style of your kitchen while offering enough light to cook meals or gather with friends under. Use a single fixture or multiple and explore different materials, shapes and textures as well as colors.

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Open Floor Plan

An increasingly popular way to design homes, pendant lighting can be ideal for creating cohesion in an open floor plan. Use clear glass shades on each pendant, or choose and stick with a color scheme (muted blue, cream, black) for adequate lighting that doesn’t clash or take away from your home furnishings, decoratives and the openness of the space.

In the Bathroom

Yes, trade in wall sconces, track lighting and vanity bulbs for a pendant or two! While all three can be decorative and serve you effectively, pendants are unexpected in the bathroom and can create that “wow” factor you are looking for. Suspend on either side of the mirror or in the center of the room for softly pleasant lighting. We do recommend also using an overhead light, especially in a windowless or small-windowed bathroom (you’ll need a little extra light for doing your makeup and hair).

TributaryIn Your Bedroom, Too

Suspended over bedside tables or an accent table, pendant lighting heightens the romantic look of your bedroom with soft light and major decorative appeal. Put them on a dimmer or use them as reading lights before you fall asleep, and create the illusion that your ceilings are taller than they are.


How have you decorated with pendant lights? You can find our selection of pendants and ceiling fixtures here, and be sure to share your favorites!

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