How to choose the right pendant light to complete your room

How to choose the right pendant light to complete your room

Pendants are a versatile lighting option and come in a broad range of styles to suit all room requirements. However, the range of choice available can make choosing the right pendant light for your room a bit of a challenge! We help you narrow down your options and choose the right pendant light to suit your style.

Your pendant light should complement your room

Your pendant light should complement the style and colours of the room it’s going in and whilst it can be used as a statement piece if you wish, it shouldn’t appear awkward or out of place. Therefore, if your pendant is intended for a traditionally decorated living room, you should choose a traditional pendant, whilst if it’s for a modern kitchen you should equally consider more modern pendants to complement the existing style of the room.

What is the pendant’s function?

Is your pendant simply for decoration, or is it serving a specific function in your room? For example, lines of pendants are often used in kitchens above work counters to provide lighting from above so that you can better see what you’re doing, whilst in living rooms and bedrooms pendants are used less for tasks and more for creating the right ambience.

How much space do you have?

If your room is on the smaller side, then a pendant that is too large can make the space feel cluttered and small. Equally, if your room is larger, then a small pendant fitting will look insignificant and potentially not give out enough light to properly illuminate the room.

You should also consider the height of your ceiling; combining a low ceiling with a low-hanging pendant light can cause restricted eye line and get in the way! As a general rule, smaller pendants can be hung lower than larger ones.

Need some inspiration? Check out our full range of pendant lighting, available in styles from ultra-modern to traditional. Whether you’re looking for something contemporary or hoping to make a statement, we have a light fitting to suit your needs! Contact us on 01202 656176 for more information.