Published by Naomie Whitely, Sep 21, 2017
Modern and sophisticated pendant light fixtures have become more and more popular choice for homeowners to decorate various rooms. Knowing the essential rules could be exceptionally useful; not only while choosing pendant fixtures for a particular area, but also how high they ought to be hung. Here are some extraordinary approaches to decorating your kitchen with pendant lighting fixtures, and some rules to kick you off:
1) Over a Table
The ideal height to hang a pendant above a table is 70 to 80 centimeters, but the fixture itself can be hung a little bit lower or higher, depending on your personal preference, the size of the fixture, and ceiling height.
Consider the light you need in the kitchen. If your kitchen is revealed to a natural light source, you may not need a big lighting. The same thing appeals to other room as well. A modern pendant lighting fixture can also embellish your living room, dining room, drawing room, even your bedroom.
2) Above an Island
If you want to hang your pendant fixture over your kitchen island, you can hang multiple, smaller pendants to make the room look gorgeous. Pendant lighting is a perfect statement maker for your kitchen, and you can hang them above the countertop or an island. The lighting fixtures ideally placed 70 to 90 centimeters above the island or two metres above the floor.
Another hack? Hang pendant fixtures above an island or peninsula high enough so that while standing, you are not looking directly into the lights.
3) In a Stairwell
Modern pendant lighting fixtures hung in a stairwell can provide your stairs sculptural element, as well as needed lighting. Remember to hang the fixture high enough so that there is plenty of clearance while walking up and down the stairs.
4) As Bed Sides
People started to love their pendant light fixtures to be hung on either side of a bed as an alternative to the table lamps. This can be a fabulous way to light the area, particularly in spaces where you tend to have a few alternatives when setting a table lamp on a nightstand. You can also use a modern, edgy pendant lighting in the middle of your bedroom.
5) In the Bathroom
You can replace your conventional scones with a pair of modern pendant fixtures on the sides of a mirror. Avoid to hang them too low to prevent head-bump. You can also add a beautiful pendant fixture over a bathtub. When choosing the fixtures, make sure they are rated for damp rooms.
6) In the hallway or foyer
A pendant light fixture hung in a foyer or hallway can add striking drama and beauty, as well as providing decent lights. In an area with tall ceilings, don’t hang the fixtures too high to avoid the lack of illumination.