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POLL: Pendant lighting - yay or nay?

Tom Flanagan
22 October, 2015

If you spend any time on Houzz at all, you'll probably be familiar with pendant lighting - from the 'trio of pendants' look to the oversized industrial numbers, they're pretty much everywhere! And yet, for some, it's become a trend that's a little overdone.

So, do you have a penchant for pendants or has your patience run out? Vote below and tell us why!

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I'm torn!
Comments (63)
  • PRO

    Pendant Lighting are not only functional but can create a real WOW in any room!

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    The Bulb Co

    We'd have to say yes to these, but then again we do have a biased opinion! We do find though that pendant lights are still a popular seller as they can be so varied in style and don't just have to be used in a kitchen as they can be used in any room in the home. We have a nice range available, also including some unusual ones such as this one:

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    Create Perfect

    It has to be a yay.. and I am glad to see that it is for so many others. They add so much to room in both practical and asthetic looks that it can not really be a nay! Can you imagine a dining table with out one?.. really?

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    The Lighting House

    Of course we love pendant light - see our range on our website

  • PRO

    Pendant lighting is a simple and beautiful way to add an interesting touch to a room. They not only serve a practical purpose but also help direct attention to certain details and focuses in a room.

    We offer a selection of beautiful pendants ranging at different price points. To see more, visit: https://www.luxdeco.com/accessories/lighting/chandeliers/


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    Bert & May

    At Bert & May we love pendant lighting. A brilliant way to combine practicality with aesthetic ambience. It's a yay from us!

  • PRO

    We absolutely love pendants, for obvious reasons of course. And the idea of 3 above a kitchen island or a dining table is a great way off adding a point of interest to the room... our Brooklyn 3 Light Pendant offers a different take on the 'trio of pendants'.

    What do you think of this design?

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    Original BTC

    We love pendant lighting. Check out our latest pendant lights https://uk.originalbtc.com

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    PennClark interiors

    We love using pendant lights, don't think you have to have them in a line, they can work really well in a cluster of three at different heights!

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    Winchester Kitchens

    A big yes from us

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    Pamela Langbridge Curtains and Upholstery

    I love them in the right place. Over benches and tables as long as the ceiling height is right to give a good balance in the room

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    BM Design London

    Pendants add another layer of lighting to an interior and often sreve to separate the kitchen from the dining area if these are in the same room.

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    Franklin Signs Ltd.

    we like that alot....what about patterned ones?? let us know what you think of these?

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    Country Interiors

    A big yes from me, there are so many ways to be creative with pendant lighting !

  • PRO
    Yes from us!

  • PRO

    I love pendant lighting!

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    Period Property Store

    Yes from us too!

    Cool and Contemporary Country Style Kitchen · More Info

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    Buster + Punch

    We find our customers love the classic pendant lights, however we've given it a more modern spin! HOOKED 1.0 / BRASS

    B+B DESIGN LAB 'The Townhouse' · More Info
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    Oxford Lighting & Electrical Solutions

    Pendants are very popular, and there is such a huge range available in so many colours and styles, a big yay from us!

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    Trade at Houseology

    A big yay from us too!

    Check out here these Bestlite large oversize pendant lamp that will make a statement in any interior whether at home or at work!

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    Sparks Electrical Wholesalers Ltd

    I guess it depends on the height (some rooms have a low ceiling, especially in London) and the size of the room. If there's a large kitchen table, why not have a lovely set of pendants above it to make sure the lighting is focused?

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    The Norwich Architectural Lighting Company Limited

    Pendants are a fantastic way to add a 'wow' feature to any space, my pendant of choice is the Bruck silva!

  • Jennifer Shaw

    Another big yes from me. They can make such a difference in a room and there are so many styles to match different tastes!

  • Jen Osborne

    Pendants lights have always been around.

  • PRO

    I like this very much !!!

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    Shadow Lighting

    yay with the right bulbs

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    Lightmaster Nottingham Ltd

    Pendant lighting can make a great statement to any room!

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    Pure Interiors (South West) Ltd.

    Pendant light really makes the the kitchen look great .

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    Industrial Style for Converted Chapel · More Info
    A yay from us too... they seem to balance out the room well in lots of spaces

  • PRO

    Pendants are an essential feature which are not only important for light but for creating a unique design feature.

  • PRO

    An opportunity for a great design feature in the kitchen area !

  • PRO

    At Emporio arts we absolutely love doing pendant lighting

  • maddiemo
    If they fit the space and are beautiful then yes. If they have those awful dangling cables are clumpy, ugly and obtrusive, NO.
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    White Rabbit Interiors

    Pendants give a lot of character to the room, so definitely yes.

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    Lusin Lighting Design

    I use them as art as well as lighting.

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    Mella Design Ltd

    Pendant lighting as accent pieces often fall short as a functional light souce to find the fish bones! The key factors are the height, control of the lighting and surrounding mood lighting type and position. Remember the colour your light casts on the food will have a significant effect on the vibrancy of the dishes you serve.

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    AVINU - Home Technology

    Oh yes! We've had customers who we've helped make their own from hats, the obvious kitchen pasta drainers and all manner of other objects using differing bulbs. A great way to introduce some fun, as well as being functional task lighting.

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    The Strawberry Chair
    Love industrial pendant lighting.
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    Wolf Grey

    I love pendant lights. Origami pendants are a big win with me at the moment!

    Don't be afraid to use them in unusual ways!

    Maidenhead - Victorian town house · More Info

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    Mid-Century Online

    We absoutely adore what Niamh Barry is doing with lighting. It doesn't get much better than this. http://www.niamhbarry.com/patera

  • Emmeline Westin

    @Mid-Century Online - I'd never seen her work before, but wow!

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    Tessera Home Interiors

    Yes! There are so many variations of pendants to suit all styles of room, from industrial to elegant.. you will always find something suitable for your space. You can completely change the look of your room by selecting the right light!........ we offer a wide selection of lighting at https://www.tesserahomeinteriors.co.uk/collections/lighting-decorative

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    Bath Bespoke

    Pendant lighting can look fabulous! We've often introduced it into our kitchen designs:

    Blue Modern Kitchen · More Info

  • jane_collard

    LOVE the patterned one from Franklin Signs

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    Kia Designs

    They are lovely, but we find that cluster lighting gives a more organic and interesting look

  • Monique
    It's a YAY from me!! I've just had these copper lights installed to go over an island. I've received compliments from family and friends. We have high ceilings so work for us. However, the electrician placed them too far apart and they need bringing in closer.
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    Individual Furnishings
    I have to say I absolutely love them and can't wait to get them in our kitchen over the island once our renos are done
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    InConstruction Services Ltd

    We're a big fan of pendant lighting which adds charisma and charm as well as an interesting dynamism to a space - particularly enamoured by the classic kitchen/over an island set up. See one of our favourites from our past projects below:

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