How To Choose A Pendant Size
Which Pendant Style is Right for You?
Ultimately, the best pendant light for you depends on the area you’re placing it in and your personal sense of style. For small areas like closets, powder rooms, hallways, and corners consider utilizing mini pendants. Large, open floor plans are oftentimes best served by oversized chandeliers, while mid-size pendants can offer balance in smaller living rooms, dining rooms, and entryways. Still, there are many ways to inject your personality into your choice of pendant light. Consider staggering them at different heights over a kitchen island, or play with unique shades made of hand-blown glass or wicker. We even carry clustered pendants that are perfectly staggered for you.
Pendant Lighting FAQs
Q: How are pendant lights different than chandeliers?
A: The primary difference between chandeliers and pendant lights is how they’re suspended. Chandeliers are held up by multiple chains, rods, cords, or stems, while pendants hang from a single source instead. Generally speaking, these two lighting types differ in how they’re used, as well. Chandeliers are traditionally known for their ornate, decorative flair and ambient light, whereas pendants—while just as decorative—are typically more functional and task-oriented.
Q: Where are some creative places to hang pendant lights?
A: Pendant lights are incredibly versatile and work in a wide range of places throughout the home. Try hanging them over the bathroom sink, a bedside table, or your favorite reading nook. They can also work well in the laundry room, hallways, and home offices.
Q: What are some popular pendant lighting trends?
A: Looking for some fresh pendant light styles to brighten up a particular room? This year’s trends center on clear glass shades, two-tone globe pendants, and wicker designs. Geometric pendants with open frames and clean lines remain a popular choice, as well.
Whatever pendant you choose, these versatile lights are sure to add style and character to your home. Browse our complete collection of pendants for the latest and greatest designs for 2020.