Guide To Buying Pendant Lights - Lighting Style
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Guide to Buying Pendant Lights

Pendant Lamps

Pendant lights are a popular and practical type of home lighting. Also known as drop lights or suspender lights, pendant lights are indoor lights that are commonly suspended from the ceiling by wire, chain or cable. Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, the versatile lighting source is often a good choice for all kinds of homes.

Pendant lights are extremely useful as they provide a valuable means of task lighting. Specific tasks such as cooking, reading and study are easily illuminated with a pendant light hung over the work space. They are also often used as a decorative addition to rooms and interiors. But how to select the right item for you?

Styles of Pendant Lights

There are unlimited possibilities for the design styles of pendant lighting. Broadly speaking though, the styles can be categorised into a few different kinds. Figuring out what style works best for you will depend on the kind of look you are trying to achieve and the overall style of the room itself.


A contemporary look in the room can be elevated even higher with the right choice of a modern style of pendant lights. Modern pendant lights are often streamlined and minimal in shape and style, often little more than the light and the suspension fixture. They provide an up to date look for all kinds of interiors.


The rustic look works beautifully in a kitchen. Pendant lights are great for this type of space as they are able to offer great looking task lighting in this busy area. Pendants featuring natural materials like rope, flax and dark wooden panelling blend comfortably into the room's environment.

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The industrial look is a popular way to showcase a room's style. Matching pendant lights are able to imbue a room with classic taste and personality, while also serving as a practical, functional source of illumination.


A traditional style of lighting featuring pendants often provide decorative flourished and elegant designs. An art deco kind of lighting can be produced with a collection of carefully selected pendant lights.

Types of Pendant Lights

There are many types of pendant lights offering a variety of uses. Here are some to keep in mind when considering the best ones to use.

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Bowl Pendants

Bowl pendants cover their light fitting in a bowl-shaped container. Large rooms and hallways can be lit up with the generous distribution of lights offered by this type of light.

Drum Pendants

The popular drum pendants are focused on a drum shaped light shade. Often containing more than one light globe, drum pendants can be surrounded in a fabric shade to soften the strong level of illumination.

Multi-Arm Pendants

Multi-arm pendants are a good alternative to chandeliers. Connected to one central fixture, the multiple lights sources could be style in a range of looks.

Mini Pendants

For smaller spaces, it could be a good idea to go with mini-pendants. The smallest type of pendant lights, they provide illumination in even the smallest of interiors.