In the Spotlight: Spectacular Pendant Lights
A spectacular pendant light hung in the right location can be just as striking as a piece of artwork. It can change the total look of a room, adding drama and ambience. In this article Bernie presents ways pendant lights can be featured in different rooms of your house to add instant glamour without breaking the budget.
In the kitchen: Pendant fixtures over a bench top or island provide fantastic task lighting. It is recommended pendants be hung 70 to 85cm above the bench top, or 180cm above the floor.
In the bedroom: Instead of lamps, why not suspend lovely pendant lights on either side of a bed which cast a soft glow and create a romantic atmosphere. This is an especially good solution if you have limited space in your bedroom. A pendant light also looks particularly good hung above the foot of a bed.
In the study: Good task lighting is essential in a study so hang stylish pendant lights over a desk or reading chair.
In the lounge: A clever way to feature a pendant fixture in a lounge room is to hang it quite low over a piece of furniture in the centre of a room such as a coffee table. It creates a dramatic look and there is no risk that someone will bang their head against it.
In the bathroom: Pendant lights are not normally found in bathrooms which is a great reason to feature them in there. Small pendant fixtures can transform your bathroom into a special space and provide great light for make-up application etc.
In the hall: For a classic look, hang three identical pendant lights down the centre of a hall. Bernie advises that there should be at least 2.4 metres of clearance above the floor. It is also important to ensure the lights don’t interfere with opening doors. Alternatively, one stunning pendant light may be hung to cast shadows and add beauty to a hall.
Aluminium Chain Pendant Light
This stunning pendant fixture adds instant glamour and drama to a room.
Dimensions: 60cm (diameter) X 120cm (high)
Colour: Silver (also available in black)
Stretched Fabric Shade
This interesting pendant light dazzles and makes a great talking point in a room.
Dimensions: 80cm (diameter) x 60cm (high)