the right space for a new pendant light fixture is essential to you getting the
absolute most out of your investment. Here are a few considerations to mull
over before you get to placing your new light:
are you hanging your pendant light? Do you want it to be a centrepiece, or are
you in need of something more subtle? By putting thought into the area that you
are lighting you will make a more informed decision. If you have an open space
or a room with low sitting furniture, like a longue, then you have the luxury
of opting for a larger statement piece.
you are searching for a pendant light for a more functional room, a workshop or
your home office, then the light should be more subtle, streamlined and placed
practically – directly above the work
height of your fixture will depend on two things: the height of your ceilings
and the height of the furniture that your light will be hanging above.
lower your pendant hangs, the shallower its light projection will be, keep this
in mind in relation to the function of the room it will be in. If you want a
cosy ambience it can hang lower, if it’s for operational purposes then higher
up will be better.
that is too low or too high will ruin the harmony that you’ve created in your
room and it will be visibly noticeable so be careful with your choice. Consult
a professional electrician for guidance, they can show you how the light will
look hanging from different lengths and will be up to date on any possible
dangers or disadvantages of certain hanging formations.
size of the actual pendant will have a big impact on how it will fit your
space. If you have a fixture that is larger, you need to be sure that you have
the open space to accommodate it. Placing a big pendant light in an already
full room will make everything look too busy and uncoordinated, if it’s already
crowded choose a smaller light. The wider the pendant the bigger its light
projection is, meaning that if you want a warm mood with low lighting, you have
to be sure that you find a pendant that is smaller in width.
can create a different mood with smaller pendants which are in a formation.
Pendants placed in a linear formation is a very classic and elegant option.
style of pendant is a very important factor in your decision making process.
The style that you go for should be complementary to the overall look of the
room, anything that clashes too much will be jarring on the eye.
at a variety of colours, materials and tones to decide how it will contribute
to the room that its in, keep in mind that you want to find a pendant that communicates the overall style and function of
Use a helping hand
try to undergo this process solo, you’ll need the help of a pro as well as some
opinions from your friends and family to be sure you’ve chosen the right place
for your pendant light.
planning and thinking carefully about where your fixture is going to hang, you
will be sure to achieve the best effect for your home. It’s time to hang your
pendant light in your chosen room!
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