What are the dos and don'ts when it comes to chandeliers and pendant lights in a home? Do get the size right. A small fixture in a big room will look out of place, while an overly ornate, large fixture can overwhelm a small space. Do use warm white bulbs in your fixtures if their role is to provide a space with ambient lighting. Do hang multiple pendants at different heights to create an interesting focal point. Don’t suspend them too low over the kitchen island or dining room table. They will block people’s line of vision. Don’t be afraid to hang a chandelier in an unexpected place, such as the bathroom.
What are the latest trends for both pendant lighting and chandeliers? Pendants in clear, champagne, and cognac tints are very on-trend, as are linear suspension pendants. In 2020 black chandeliers are seeing a rise in popularity. Also trending are chandeliers that use a combination of contrasting materials, for example wood and chrome. Chandeliers with clean lines and vintage finishes are also on-trend this year.
Can you use a pendant light for task lighting? Yes. A downward facing pendant provides illumination for task lighting. Look for designs with an open or translucent bottom.
Where is the best place or room to put a chandelier? Thanks to a variety of designs, shapes and sizes, chandeliers can be placed in any room of the home. While rooms such as the living area and dining room are the most common places for chandeliers, suspending them in unexpected places like the kitchen or bathroom instantly creates visual impact.
What is the difference between these two forms of lights, i.e pendant vs chandeliers, and which one is more popular and why? Pendants hang from a single chain or cord while chandelier lights hang in a branched system. When comparing pendants with traditional crystal chandeliers, another difference is style. Pendants lend themself to a more relaxed contemporary look while chandeliers are comparatively formal and classic.