Offering “a full spectrum of shades, styles and colors,” pendants are essential for more than functional lighting in your home. These decorative and extremely practical pieces can also enhance the aesthetic appeal of interior designs. As Houzz contributor Lisa Frederick puts it, “Not only do they channel task lighting when it’s needed, but they also offer a prime opportunity to put a decorative flourish on a space.” Indeed, the entire design of a room can be defined by a single pendant.
Of course, a row of slim pendant fixtures above a breakfast bar can contribute beautifully to a modern design, whereas an organized mix of pendants with different shade colors, shapes or scale can contribute to a more eclectic look. But pendants can provide an element of surprise in a variety of applications well beyond this standard kitchen installation. Consider a few of the following ideas:
- Instead of a traditional chandelier, stagger multiple pendants at various heights above a kitchen island or dining table. This creative design can both fill space and enhance aesthetic appeal without adding extra visual weight.
- Add an unexpected twist to traditional bathroom lighting by substituting pendants for sconces on either side of the mirror. You can also consider hanging a decorative pendant directly above a sink or tub, but make sure your local building code allows for that.
- Bring contemporary flair to a stairway or entryway with geometric pendants. A staggered trio of spheres, cubes, cylinders, or any type of polyhedron in an interesting material or design can transform a large empty space.
- Trade out table lamps or sconces for pendants next to the bed. Carefully installed, a thoughtful pendant design can provide both ambient and task lighting in the bedroom.
- Hanging on either side of the front door or above garage bays. Wet-rated pendants can offer a pleasing alternative to outdoor sconces.
Hammerton carries pendants in a variety of styles from classic to contemporary, and any can be customized for a particular project. Browse through the gallery above to get some ideas, or contact us to explore other possibilities for your home.