We all know that light is an integral part of our life, offering direction and guidance, stirring emotions, creating the right atmosphere and setting the right mood. Light can pretty much do the same to the atmosphere in our homes too. Light can be used a subtle yet powerful design tool that can bring even the most sober design scheme to life. Picking a fantastic looking light fixture is just one element, but where you place it and its affect on the surrounding makes the difference. One of the most important factors of home décor is how you light a room. Pendant fixtures are one of the popular lighting choices, which can inject vibrancy and style in your home. A pendant light is a single light that hangs from the ceiling usually suspended by a metal rod, chain or a cord. Here are some tips and ways to use pendant lights in your home.
In the dining room:
The dining room is easily the best place to have a pendant light hanging over the dining table. The dining table itself is the focal point of the room and a nice pendant over the table can add to aesthetics. You can hang the fixture high or low depending on personal choice. A large rectangular table can have multiple pendant lights.
In the middle of a room:
Some pendant fixtures look beautiful when hung at a lower height. These can be used in a living room above a piece of furniture like a coffee table creating a dramatic ambience. Also, the advantage would be that no one would walk under the fixture and bump their head.
In the bedroom:
If you want to create a different look for your bedroom, use pendant lights instead of bedside lamps. It is also particularly helpful when there is not enough space next to the beds to keep a table lamp. Make sure to use a dim and warm light to create the perfect relaxing and restful atmosphere. A pendant light can also be hung at the foot of the bed. The height where it should hang depends on the height of the ceiling and the size of the bed but it should be high enough not to hit the head.
In the kitchen:
Kitchen is one of the most popular locations to hang the pendant light. While hanging pendants over the work area, make sure that the pendant light is not too low, blocking the view across the kitchen. Pendants can also be hung above the islands at a height such that while you are standing, you are not directly staring into the light. You can also consider having more than just one pendant in the kitchen.
At the staircase:
Pendants hung in the staircase can add an enhanced look to the area along with proving the much-needed light. The key is to hang the pendant light at an ideal height such that there is enough clearance while walking up and down the stairs.
In the bathroom:
Bathroom is another location where pendant lights are used best. Due to the flexibility that pendants provide to adjust the height at which they hang, you can have a pendant light in front of a mirror over a sink such that it provides ample light and not too low such that you bump your head into it or look straight into the light. You can also have a pendant light above you bath tub. Do not forget to have a dimmer switch that would allow your eyes to adjust to the light in the morning.
Pendants provide task lighting that draws attention to a feature of a room and provides focus on a particular object. With pendant fixtures being available in various shapes and sizes, designs and patterns, you have enough options to choose the one that matches best with the theme of your interiors and utility.