Pendant lights are statement pieces that immediately draw the eye in any space they are placed it. When you’re choosing pendant lights, you want to ensure that you are choosing a style and design that fits in seamlessly with the rest of your decorative finishes, but which also manages to stand out just enough to be captivating. They are also highly functional and used specifically for task lights in spaces like your dining room and your kitchen. You can, of course, get very creative about where you hand your pendant lights and over your study desk or workspace, in a reading nook or meditation space are less common but just as effective places to install a large or small cord pendant or rod pendant.
The first question you need to answer when searching for pendant lights is what is the purpose of the light? Will it be a bench pendant for hanging over the kitchen bench or are you looking for a multi-arm pendant for an entertaining space? If you want to highlight or accent particular areas, then consider installing a dimmer as well to capture just the right mood every time of day and night. You should also consider the colour and intensity of the bulb that you choose. Glass pendant lights, for example, can look absolutely fantastic with a high wattage globe in them and offer great task lighting. Modern pendants are sometimes better with lower wattage globes to double the effect of restrained and classy minimalism.
Next is the size of the pendant lights that you’re looking for. If you’re opting for a lantern or single chain pendant for the bathroom and over your bath, then you’ll need to be careful matching the pendant light with the space available. Too large a pendant light can clutter a space and make it look a lot busier than it needs to. When we’re talking chandeliers, we’re talking statement pieces so you don’t want to make too loud of a statement where perhaps a gentler crystal accent might have worked better.
If you’re lighting a room with pendant lights, then you should space them evenly throughout a room to maximise their luminosity. For something a bit different, consider hanging them at different heights or making the height even but the colour of the pendants different. This is very do-able with cord pendant lights in copper, brass, black, white, etc.
Clustering pendant lights together is also a very effective way of generating the same accent as a chandelier but with a more minimalist and restrained approach. You can highlight things like stairwells, polished concrete dining tables, as well as separate open planned living spaces very effectively.
A rise and fall light is a traditional Art Deco style pendant light available in polished brass, nickel, chrome, antique silver, copper and bronze, and which celebrates simple geometric lines and crisp detailed finishes. They are simple in design so they can meld into any century styling of your choice. They work great for Bohemian styled spaces and can be matched easily with bold soft furnishings and carpets.
These as well as a range of other pendant lights are all available to view online along with our other light options for both indoor and outdoor use. Choose from our selection of faithful antique brass and antique black reproduction lamps and lantern lights or get in touch with us for some advice on the best type of pendant lights, outdoor lighting or replacement lighting you need.
When you choose to shop online with Restoration Online, you’re shopping with a team of experts who have over 40 years of building and restoration experience. If you are looking for a particular style of pendant light, then please feel free to get in contact with us and we can point you in the direction of exactly what you’re looking for. If we don’t seem to have it, then we can usually arrange for modifications to our existing stock or, at the very least, ensure you have the details of a specialist stockist who does have what you’re looking for. It’s all part of our service.
When you’re planning to light a space, you need all of the help you can get. Lighting is tricky business and when it’s done well you hardly notice it at all, however, when it’s done poorly you can’t help but notice it. Let us help you choose the best pendant lights for your space.
We also screen every order that we send out for accuracy, including making sure that you have ordered everything you need to complete your installation in the right materials and style. For example, if you’re purchasing a selection of pendant light but it looks like you have also purchased one that doesn’t quite fit with the rest, then we’ll get in touch with you to check. Our screening process is a quick once over on your total order ensuring that you haven’t accidentally ordered something of the wrong size or type. If we do flag anything then we’ll let you know as soon as possible, saving you time spent receiving the wrong item and exchanging it for the right one.
Browse our selection of pendant lights online and when you buy with us you will enjoy quick and easy shipping on every order direct to your project site in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and everywhere in between.