By Orquidia Quintana. Pendant Lamps. Published at Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 - 22:28:57 PM.
One important factor to consider when looking at pendant lights is your ceiling height. Unless the pendant is to be hung over a countertop or table, the style is best installed in rooms with a ceiling height of at least nine feet. When hanging a pendant light over a table or countertop, allow 28 inches to 32 inches above the surface of the table, adjusting slightly for personal preference, lighting fixture size or ceiling height. When hanging pendant lighting over a sink in a master bedroom suite, ensure that the fixtures are hanging high enough to clear the head of anyone using the sink. In addition, lights used in the bathroom should be made of materials that are rated for damp rooms.
If you love the look of an industrial pendant light but can’t stand staring at a stark cord, disguise it! A thick jute rope will get the job done—and add a bit of rustic texture to the room. This lamp’s cord was first tightly wrapped with sisal to hide it, then dressed up even more with a length of knotted rope.
First of all, do consult a professional. This is especially important in older buildings, where wiring may have unforeseen issues. Also, the weight of the lamp (and mounting plates) must be carefully considered, so there’s adequate hardware to secure to the ceiling (like hanging a painting).
Lighting has settled into fashion status in recent years—especially with the ever-popular pendants. These hanging fixtures can range in size from small globes just inches in diameter to large drum shades suspended on high. One of the freshest, most fashion-forward applications is bunching—grouping a trio or even quintet of pendants—all the same or a mix of shapes and materials. Follow our guide to learn how to hang lighting fixtures.
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