Contemporary Pendant lighting for your home is unbelievably popular at the moment, hanging over everything from the dining room table to the kitchen island. As ceiling lights
, they have traditionally been used to illuminate rooms but they are even more versatile, capable of functioning both as direct task lighting and adjustable ambient lighting – in the hallway, for example. Perhaps the real appeal of decorative pendant lighting is the variety of shapes, colours and shades that are available, from industrial copper to bright blown glass hanging lights. These are crafted jewels of the home that beckon and beguile.
Which contemporary pendant lighting should I use?
Whether you direct the light up or down will depend on what function the lighting will serve. Inverted pendant lighting is ideal for casting a soft, mood-evoking glow so is best used as an ambient light source in the dining room, for example, where you might want to avoid a harsh glare. On the other hand, downlight kitchen lighting over work surfaces or the kitchen island will help you to chop vegetables instead of fingers.