By Serihilda Ziegler. Pendant Lamps. Published at Monday, August 19th, 2019 - 23:39:21 PM.
Before making a purchase, make sure you have measurements of tables and sofas so that you can properly scale pieces. A photo of your room is helpful, so you can imagine how different shapes and materials will play, like open weaves, cages, wire lamps, antiqued metal or on-trend mixed metals. And try to see what the lamp looks like illuminated. Some new layered lamps have sheer outer fabric and diffusers that create a soft haze of ambient light within.
In the bedroom, pendant lights can be used to enhance a reading nook or sitting area; they can also be used to light a vanity in a master suite. Pendant lighting can be hung on either side of the bed and used as an alternative to a bedside table lamp or wall sconce—or even over the foot of the bed, as long as the light fixture is hung high enough that you can avoid hitting your head when you get in and out of the bed.
Including accent lights in built-in shelving is a great way to highlight special objects and accessories. In this room from Juliette Byrne, the eye is immediately drawn to the lit up shelves, making for a bright and beautiful focal wall.
Get the popular industrial look for less. Very basic pendant lamps (even just exposed bulbs) can be rigged to vintage barn pulleys from the flea market for a high-end rustic look—on a budget. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even swing by the hardware store to pick up the items you need to wire the bulbs on your own.
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