Autumn has rolled in and winter is quickly approaching – this means lots of dark evenings where many of use decide to spend some quality time with our loved ones, snuggled up on the sofa watching some good TV instead of frolicking around outside. Since you’ll probably be spending a lot more time inside now, you’ll want to start thinking about how your décor is affecting the ambience in your home. Lighting is an extremely important but sometimes forgotten tool for creating a warm and cosy atmosphere, or for bringing a sense of glamour. If you’re looking to refresh your lighting fixtures to add something extra to your home’s glow, consider a pendant light.
Perfect for larger rooms or rooms with higher ceilings, pendant lights are an easy and effective way to light up the space and create some ambiance at the same time. Pendant lights are designed with the bulb hanging from a chain or cord which drops from the ceiling to hang there like a pedant, hence the name. Also sometimes named drop or suspender lights, these are full of potential, allowing you add some extra eye-catching décor and softens bare bulbs to bring an atmosphere.
Bring a touch of retro charm to your home and use a classic fabric lightshade! These simple yet stylish shades will keep your lighting looking fantastic without detracting too much from the rest of your decor. Fabric shades are available in pretty much any colour out there, and many feature elegant or cute designs, so you're bound to find one you love. An extra advantage of fabric shades is that they easily soften light, creating a cool and calm atmosphere while ensuring your whole room is still wonderfully illuminated.
If you want your lighting to become a stand-out feature all by itself, then there's a wide vareity of more ornamental pendant lights available. By considering different materials, colours, and designs, you'll be able to create the look you want with incredible ease...
Bronzed or copper pendant lights will bring a dramatic, industrial vibe to your home. Perfect for those who light minimalist decor with an edge, copper and bronze are warm colours that will help your entire room seem bathed in light during the evenings, creating a comforting and warm atmosphere. This makes them especially ideal for bedrooms or living rooms, or any room you intend to use for relaxation.
For something a bit more luxurious and elegant, consider a pendant light with a silver or chrome finish. Some pendant lights are made with amazingly intricate shades which will look stunning when suspended from your ceiling. Bring even more lavishness by adding a shade with acrylic jewels; when the light shines through them they will give the impression of being carved from solid diamond, all the while remaining super affordable and attainable!
Pendant lights can be found in all shapes, sizes, and styles, and we've barely scratched the surface here in this guide. But we hope you've found some inspiration for your next dazzling light feature, and we're sure you'll find the perfect shade in our Lighting Department!