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Decorate Your Home with Pendant Lights

This article was updated in December 2022.

If there is one style of light fitting which offers the ultimate in versatility, practicality, style and application, it is pendant lights. Pendant lights can help to brighten up even the most drab and plain rooms, coming in many different styles making them suitable for every room, from the kitchen all the way to the bedroom.

Discount Lighting offers a gorgeous selection of pendant lights suitable for every nook and cranny of your home, and in this article we'll show you to use pendant lights to create the right level of illumination and ambiance in every room.

LED Pendant Light Options

LED Pendants are a nice way of adding a clean and crisp element to your home design, with the added benefit of LED lights being far more economical from an energy consumption viewpoint, saving on utilities bills and your environmental impact. Close-to-ceiling or CTC Pendants are understated yet elegant, and are ideal as the focal point in your foyer or stairway. And if you want to go all out with an elegant and luxurious design, there really is no denying the grace with which a well-positioned chandelier can achieve, instantly transforming your modest home into a palace.

Types of Pendant Lights

The first step in choosing the right pendant light is to understand the different types of pendant lights available. These versatile lighting fixtures come in a variety of styles. Here are a few of the most common types of pendant lights:

  • Mini pendant lights: Mini pendant lights are small, often under 10 inches in diameter. They are perfect for adding a pop of colour or texture to a room, and are often used in multiples for a more dramatic effect.
  • Drum pendant lights: Drum pendant lights are named for their drum-shaped shade. They are often used in transitional or contemporary spaces, and can be hung singly or in a group.
  • Bell pendant lights: Bell pendant lights have a classic, elegant shape that is perfect for traditional or formal spaces. They are often made of glass or crystal, and can be hung singly or in a group.
  • Cone pendant lights: Cone pendant lights have a simple, geometric shape that is perfect for modern or minimalist spaces. They are often made of metal or plastic, and can be hung singly or in a group.
  • Globe pendant lights: Globe pendant lights are named for their globe-shaped shade. They are often used in modern or contemporary spaces, and can be hung singly or in a group.

How to Find the Right Pendant Light for Each Room

Once you understand the different types of pendant lights, you can start thinking about how to find the right pendant light for each room in your home. Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect pendant light for each room:
  • Consider the size of the room:
    Pendant lights come in a wide range of sizes, so it's important to choose a pendant light that is proportionate to the size of the room. In a small room, a mini pendant light or a group of mini pendant lights can add a pop of colour or texture without overwhelming the space. In a larger room, a cage pendant light or a group of cage pendant lights can add drama and visual interest.
  • Consider the function of the room:
    Pendant lights are not just for illuminating a space, they are also for adding style and personality. In a dining room, for example, a bell pendant light or a group of bell pendant lights can add a classic, elegant touch. In a kitchen, a cone pendant light or a group of cone pendant lights can add a modern, minimalist touch. In a living room, a globe pendant light or a group of globe pendant lights can add a modern, contemporary touch.
  • Consider the style of the room:
    Pendant lights come in a wide range of styles, so it's important to choose a pendant light that complements the style of the room. In a traditional space, a bell pendant light or a group of bell pendant lights can add a classic, elegant touch. In a transitional space, a dome pendant light or a group of dome pendant lights can add a sophisticated, versatile touch. In a contemporary space, a teardrop pendant light or a group of teardrop pendant lights can add a modern, minimalist touch.

Modern vs Traditional Pendants

Those of you who are looking for a more contemporary style for your home will relish the range of Modern Pendants offered by Discount Lighting. Suitable for even the most minimalist of room concepts and available in everything ranging from the single-light format to multiple lights, the range will seamlessly compliment any home. In addition to Modern Pendants, Discount Lighting also offers a stunning range of Traditional Pendants.

From the quaint sophistication of antique brass designs to the homely rustic look of black Charlotte fittings, the Traditional Pendants range features all manner of different designs to help you transform any house into something truly special; a home you can be proud to call your own.

To see the great range of pendant lights on offer, click the Pendant Lights tab on the Discount Lighting website and fill up your cart today!

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