Published at Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 - 03:53:36 AM. Pendant Lamps. By Roderiga Merino.
Over a dining table: Even conventional chandeliers have morphed into tubular modern forms in interesting compositions. And large scale drum shapes add flair. Hang a pair or three to five (odd numbers are pleasing to the eye) along the length of the table. Stagger the heights for interest, say three on one level, two slightly higher. General guidelines are 30 inches above (with an 8-foot ceiling, adding three inches for each additional foot). The outer edge of the lamp should be at least 12 inches from the outer edge of the table (especially with large ones, so your head doesn’t bump into it).
It’s important to scale the size of the pendant to the room. One general rule is to add up the length and width of the room in feet and use the same number in inches for the pendant’s diameter. Also consider whether the pendant is providing ambient light or task lighting or accent lighting. You can coordinate your bedroom pendant lights with other lighting you’ve chosen, including recessed lights, wall sconces and flush-mounted lighting fixtures.
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