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Picking The Right Pendant Light Or Shade

When the day comes to a close, many of us decide to spend quality time with our loved ones, snuggled up on the sofa, watching some good TV. This means you'll want to start thinking about how your décor affects your home's ambience. Lighting is an essential but sometimes forgotten tool for creating a cosy atmosphere or 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 ambience simultaneously. Pendant lights are designed with the bulb hanging from a chain or cord dropping from the ceiling like a pendant. Sometimes named drop or suspender lights, they are full of potential, allowing you to add some extra eye-catching décor and soften bare bulbs to bring an atmosphere. Get the Aesthetic! 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 quickly soften the light, creating a relaxed 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 a wide variety of more ornamental pendant lights are 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 friendly atmosphere. This makes them ideal for bedrooms, living rooms, or any room you intend to use for relaxation. Consider a pendant light with a silver or chrome finish for something more luxurious and elegant. Some pendant lights are made with amazingly intricate shades that 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! You can find pendant lights 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!


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