If you have a room you want to add some ambiance to, a pendant light may be a great choice. This light, which is suspended from the ceiling by a cord or a chain, gives a different kind of light that lots of people love. A few of the most common places to hang pendants from are the kitchen, dining room, bar or your office. If you choose the right style, a pendant fixture can add warmth and needed lighting to any space. Before you run out and buy a pendant light, you need to know a few things to help you know how to choose the best pendant light fixture. Here are some great tips to help you:
How To Choose The Best Pendant Light Fixture
- Survey The Space: The first thing you need to do is take a look at the space you want to hang the light. Step back and look at the area objectively, studying the amount of space, ceiling height, and the surrounding decor. You don’t want to fall in love with a lamp, get it home and find it won’t work in your space.
- Light: How much light do you want for the area? If it is for the kitchen or your work space, you will probably need more light than you would in a bedroom or hallway. For a bright light, you need a pendant light that is more open at the bottom with lights that face down. If you need less light, you may want to choose a bowl style, which leaves less open space for the light to pass through.
- Style: You will want to choose a pendant light that will fit in with your current decor. If you are putting a light in the kitchen, you want to consider the type of fixtures you have on the cabinets, the appliances, etc. For instance, if you have stainless steel appliances, you may not want a light with copper or brass in it. Is the room modern or more traditional? This is a big factor to think about if you want to seamlessly add the light into the space.
- Installation: Always look at the lighting and how it is to be installed. Do you have the right tools, space and knowledge to hand you new light? Hanging lights comes in varying degrees of difficulty of installing them, so be sure to chose one you are comfortable putting up yourself.
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