Wondering how to choose the right pendant? Are you struggling with the lighting in your kitchen, dining areas, or any other room?
There are some incredible options out there when it comes to pendant lighting – we here at Simple Lighting stock over 500 different pendants – but how can you narrow down and make the right choice for your needs? Here are some suggestions for you – let’s take a look at how to choose the right pendant for your home.
What is pendant lighting?
Before we offer you some ideas, let’s give you a brief outline of what pendant lights actually are. Pendants – which are sometimes called drop lights or suspenders – are incredibly versatile lights that hang from the ceiling. You can buy them singly, or in multiples, and each of them will hang from your ceiling attached to a cord or metal chain. Pendant lighting is great for creating moods, brightness in specific areas, and sometimes come with retractable cords that you can raise up or pull down to your liking. Now, let’s take a look at how to choose the perfect pendant option for your room.
When choosing the right pendant think:
First and foremost, it’s essential that your pendant lighting unit is complementary to your room. Some people prefer to contrast their colours, which makes the pendant something of a statement piece, but if you do go down this route, be sure that it doesn’t look a little awkward, strange, or out of place.
Another big issue is making sure the pendant matches the style of your room. For example, if you have an old-fashioned, rustic-style kitchen, it’s best to choose a light that suits the style rather than clashes with it – a super modern, shiny chrome unit, for example.
Have a good think about what you want your pendant to do. Are you buying it for a single, specific function, such as providing you with better light in the kitchen? Or do you imagine you will use it for all kinds of instances – creating ambiance for dinner nights, and also lighting up the dining room in everyday situations? If you are going with the former idea, you might be best off investing in lines of pendants, to ensure you have every workspace in your kitchen well lit. If you need something more adaptable, it might be better to plump for big light with a dim switch and an adaptable cord.
The final piece of the puzzle is to work out your sizing. Clearly, if you have a small room, buying an incredibly large pendant might look a little daft, not to mention cluttered and cramped. Similarly, if you have a large room, a small pendant is going to look out of place, inconsequential, and probably won’t work in the way you are hoping. Another thing to remember is the height of your ceiling. You risk blocking the line of sight – and lots of bumped heads – if it hangs too low.
If you need help with buying your next pendant, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Simple Lighting today!