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5 pendant lighting styles that will enhance your decor

Bedroom decorated in Purple 04 paint shade

WordsMegan Lambert

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We’re constantly keeping an eye on what our decorating community is up to, and lately, we’ve noticed that a lot of you are investing in pendant lighting. A room’s lighting is an integral part of creating the right ambience. Just like choosing the right paint colour for your room, think about what you’re using the room for. Kitchens and bathrooms will require a little more brightness, whilst a dining room, bedroom or living room.

Pendant lighting is perfect for making a statement above a dining room table, drawing attention to a kitchen island or for a different take on bedside lights. So, if you’re thinking about incorporating this interior trend into your home, we thought we’d shine a little light on these 5 pendant lighting styles that will enhance your decor.

Pendant lighting style: industrial

Great if you’re going for that trendy warehouse loft look, industrial pendant lighting is also a popular choice for creating a rustic or Scandi-style kitchen. Ideal hung low over a dining table, this pendant lighting style keeps things simple with metal and glass. Pair your industrial lights with a well-worn wooden table and or neutral paint colours for a time-tested industrial kitchen look.

Dining room painted in Lick Green 07 with a yellow pendant lamp above the table

@5OCLOCKAPRON PAIRS A YELLOW INDUSTRIAL LIGHT WITH GREEN 07 PAINT

@JAZMINALI OPTS FOR A PINK 03 HALF PAINTED WALL IN CONTRAST HER BLACK INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHT

Pendant lighting style: modern

Modern pendant lighting is all about glass, clean lines and keeping it smart with high-end fittings and a high volume impact. Wondering how many to hang? We think three is the magic number, but if you want to make a statement, go for more. Avoid the look becoming too austere with welcoming, ambient light in the form of warm filament light bulbs. We think this look will stand the test of time when paired with the Lick x Kelly Hoppen Timeless Neutrals colour palette.

Check out these modern dining room decor ideas for more inspiration.

Kitchen decorated by @insidesixtythree

@insidesixtythree

Pendant lighting style: natural materials

If you’ve been away to the Balearics recently (or any trendy coastal spot for that matter), you’ve probably spotted this lighting trend. Upturned, frayed, woven wicker basket transformed into statement pendant lighting. It’s a dramatic look. Perhaps more in keeping for the home is the trusted Ikea SINNERLIG bamboo lamp, created by designer Ilse Crawford. This pendant has become something of a cult classic, with everyone from first-time decorators to interior designers swearing by it. With its Scandi origins and use of natural materials, it weaves in elements of both Scandi design and Japandi interior styles. It’s also the go-to pendant if you want to bring a bit of boho decor style into your home. 

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