Domenica Kiely

Let there be light | Pendant spotlight

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Domenica Kiely
Written by Domenica Kiely

When it comes to those finishing touches, lighting can really make a house feel like a home. Great lighting creates a warm ambiance and really sets the tone.

In certain areas of the home, lighting is very much about functionality, such as in a bathroom where good light is essential. It doesn’t always have to be bright, though … pendants can be just as much about creating a relaxing mood as they are about offering good light.

In bedrooms, you may want to play with perforated pendants, where the light peeking through creates beautiful shadows on your walls. This is especially lovely in an eclectic, Moroccan or traditional-styled room.

Striking, architectural pendants make a bold statement and work best when they can be the focal point, such as when hanging from atop a stairwell or as a feature over a large dining table.

Over a kitchen bench, pendants tend to work best when grouped in numbers of 3 or 5. Smoky glass pendants in jewelled tones are set to be a big favourite over the next year. Copper, brass and gold pendants will also continue to be popular lighting choices.

Retailers and homewares stores that stock lighting pendants should think about how best to showcase them – as consumers, we want to see the pendants in action so we can imagine them in our own homes. Set the scene for your customer with complimentary furniture, décor and linen, and we may just be inspired to pull a whole look together.

Pendant Lexi Lighting

Above: Smoky Mason Glass Pendant Lights in jewelled tones, by Lexi Lighting.

Pendant lighting Zaffero

Above: Perforated pendants by Zaffero send out filtered light to set a calm tone.

Pendant Want Home Gift

Above: These textured, natural pendants by Want Home + Gift would be perfect in a coastal abode.

Pendant Parnell

Above: A trio of on trend Copper Pendant Lights by Parnell.

(Feature Image via: @zafferolighting)

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About the author
Domenica Kiely
Domenica Kiely

My name is Domenica, but my tribe call me Dom. I’ve written for a number of successful and popular Australian blogs, and I have experience working in both education and the media. I have a slight (ahem) shopping addiction, but I prefer to think of it as an ethical contribution to the growth of the economy. I am fuelled by a love of art, photography, home interiors, trashy television and my family (not in that order).