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The Versatility of Pendant Lighting: How to use pendant lights in your Living Areas, Kitchen or Bedroom

We all know the right lighting can transform a room, easily adding ambience and style that other fixtures simply can't achieve. Whether adding a warm intimate glow to a master bedroom or brightly lighting a work space for maximum functionality, pendant lights are a versatile choice that can be used in any room of your home.

Pendant lights come in a range of different shapes, sizes and materials, and can be hung at various heights depending on their intended function, making it important to consider where and how the light will be used before you start shopping to ensure you get the right light for the job. Usually you choose a pendant light to suit the décor or style of your room / home, and there are a wide variety of modern pendants and more traditional styles to compliment any existing style.  

Wide range of pendant lighting

Before you buy your next lighting fixtures, check out the article below and discover some of the fantastic ways pendant lights can be used in your home. Remember if you ever need any help or advice choosing the right lighting for your space, don't hesitate to contact the friendly team at Discount Lighting

Bedroom Pendant Lights

Pendant lights are a perfect choice for the bedroom and are generally used in the place of traditional bedside lamps, but can also be used as a statement piece by hanging in the corner of the room. Not only can pendant lights create a cosy atmosphere but work well to frame the bed within the room, particularly where there may be limited space to put a lamp on a nightstand. 

When choosing pendant lights for any space, it is important to consider the light projection. This is especially important in a bedroom, where there may not be other lights to fill out the space. By hanging the light at a lower height, it creates a more intimate feeling however limits the projection of the light.  Choosing a semi-transparent shade, such as one made of cloth, means that the light can filter through the sides of the shade creating a glow throughout the room, rather than just being projected straight down.

Adding dimmer switches is also always recommended for bedroom lighting, as it allows you the versatility of bright lights for reading or getting dressed, as well as softer lights to set the mood. 

Hint: For an industrial chic look, have your electrician install the pendant light with a long cord coming from a lower power point, so that it loops up to the ceiling and falls back down. This also means you can easily adjust the height of the light by simply bundling or releasing the extra cord.

Kitchen Pendant Lights

Pendant lights are a very popular choice for the kitchen and look fantastic hanging as a group over an island bench or as a single light above the sink. Generally used as task lighting (lighting a specific area such as a workbench), pendant lights in the kitchen should be nice and bright and generally have a whiter hue to more closely mimic natural light. If you're not sure what light hue would suit your kitchen, talk to the team at Discount Lighting for help.

Choosing the right height is also important in the kitchen. While low hanging pendants can really help to frame and accentuate the design of the kitchen, it's important to make sure you can still see out through the rest of the room and that your view isn't blocked by the hanging pendants.

Pendants in Living Areas

In open spaces like living areas, hanging pendant lights can have an immediate dramatic impact by accentuating existing room features, such as a lounge setting or fireplace.

Hanging pendant lights above furniture means they can sit lower in the centre of the room, providing both style and function without worrying that someone will bump their head.  Hanging groups of pendants at different heights is also a great way to add a unique style to your living room while ensuring plenty of light to adequately illuminate the space.

No matter the room, Discount Lighting have a perfect pendant light to suit your space. Get in touch with the team today to see how the right lighting can transform your home!

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