Pendant Lighting Tips
Pendant Lighting Tips
September 22, 2023

Pendant Lighting Tips

If you're looking to enhance your home's ambiance and style, pendant lighting is the best place to start. In this blog, we'll share some expert tips on how to use pendant lighting to its full potential in your home. Let's dive in!

Consider Your Space: Before you begin your pendant lighting journey, it's important to take a good look at the space you want to illuminate, as different rooms have different lighting needs. For instance, in the kitchen, you might want bright, focused lighting for cooking tasks, while in the dining room, a softer, more intimate glow is preferable. It's also essential to be mindful of the room's size, ceiling height, and existing decor when choosing pendant lights. 

Mix and Match: One of the hottest trends in lighting design is mixing and matching pendant lights. In larger spaces like the living room or above the kitchen island, consider hanging multiple pendants with varying shapes, sizes, or colours, as this creates visual interest and adds depth to your lighting scheme.

Pendant Height Matters: Getting the height of your pendant lights right is crucial, they should be hung 30 to 36 inches above tables or countertops for optimal illumination. However, in spaces with high ceilings, you can hang them a bit lower to create a cosy atmosphere. We recommend using pendant cords or chains to achieve the perfect height.

Choose the Right Bulb: The type of bulb you use can significantly impact the ambiance and functionality of your pendant lights. LED bulbs are energy-efficient and come in various colour temperatures, allowing you to create the perfect mood for your space. Consider warm white for a cosy feel and cool white for task-oriented areas. Explore our bulbs here!

Explore Different Styles: Pendant lighting comes in a plethora of styles, from industrial and minimalist to classic and bohemian. Don't be afraid to experiment with different styles to find the perfect match for your home's decor. At Lighting Illusions, we offer a wide range of pendant lights to suit every taste. Check out our range here!

Layer Your Lighting: Pendant lighting should complement your overall lighting scheme. Consider layering your lighting by combining pendants with other fixtures such as wall sconces and floor lamps. This approach creates depth and versatility in your lighting design, allowing you to adjust the ambiance according to your needs!

Pendant lighting is a fantastic way to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your home. At Lighting Illusions, we're here to help you find the perfect pendant lights to illuminate your home and give it the glow up it deserves. If you need a hand choosing which pendant light would best fit your home call our friendly Customer Service team on 1300 400 112 or email us at [email protected]. Happy lighting!