If your corner needs a big boost of light, check out this Trio Floor Lamp from CB2. After all, why not go with several bulbs and adjustable shades to get the job done? This stunning lamp by Jannis Ellenberger can add reading light, ambient light or spotlighting to your interior. For added convenience, each light has its own rotary switch.
Kundalini Light Design are skilled in their bold use of round, organic geometry in their products. An art piece of Guglielmo Berchicci , the ETA Sat Lamp looks like a huge bulb, somehow tropical, and creates a jolly atmosphere. It is hand-made with ecological resin on a metallic structure with a polycarbonate reflector body. An instant eye-catcher in any style of living room , whether in white, red or discreet yellow.
Everyone wishes to display inspired, decorative and welcoming objects in their carefully planned living room. In our modern age, lamps have overcome their purely practical and technical purpose and can help us achieve just this. They are visually and effectively a significant part of our everyday life and the design of our home.
The light is filtered through a precious shade of reflecting and refracting mouth-blown glass and polymethylmethacrylate beads to create subtle and intricate models on the walls.
Gorgeous Raimond sets the stage for a beautiful transitional dining room [Design: Simpson Design Group Architects]Pendant light becomes the focal point in the eclectic space [Design: Callender Howorth]Brilliant use of the Raimond lamp to create visual grandeur [From: Opad]Fabulous pendant is perfect for large rooms with high ceilings [Design: KohlMark Architects and Builders]Give your bathroom some LED magic [From: Lightology]Skylight used along with pendant to light up the traditional dining room [Design: Andre Rothblatt Architecture]Raimond Zafu offers a glittering option for those looking beyond the sphere [Design: Rochelle Silberman]Efficient and Versatile
Moooi Non Random Lights in black bring drama to the dining room [Design: D’Cruz Design Group Sydney Interior Designers]Non Random Lights in white melt away into the backdrop [Design: Christopher Elliott Design]Smart pendants used as bedside lighting [Design: OJ Kitchens]
Designed by Ross Lovegrove, it is similar to a mobile crafted from sleek and shiny metal pieces. The lamps are encased in the sleek aluminum rock-shaped elements that are stylized dew drops suspended in mid-air under an upside down pond lily leaf. The shape of this unique lighting artwork can be interpreted in many ways. It is mostly decorative, since its light emission is not direct, but purely ambiental, reflected on the large aluminum disk.
We end today’s post with a series of statement lights that serve as handy focal points. For a dramatic effect, try combining LED lighting with colored glass in the corner, as shown by this blue lighting statement from Beckwith Interiors:
Adding a touch of geometric elegance to your interior, the three lighting fixtures on display today promise to transform the ambiance of any room that they adorn. Part of the decor collection at Moooi, each of these pendants brings something unique and exceptional while complementing the existing style and theme of your home.
Channel the look and feel of 1940s studio lighting with CB2’s Signal Floor Lamp. Not only is this powerful light source the perfect addition to a dark corner, the rotating head puts adjustable lighting at your fingertips. Plus, the spotlight trio of bulbs are softened by tempered glass diffusers.
Pendant lighting creates a pattern in the cornerFabulous Floor Lamps
Group a cluster of pendants to add extra illumination to your corner. A cluster will bring a big dose of style home as well! [from Lonny]
Customizable pendant lighting allows you to arrange the perfect vignette for your interior. The COLLECT Lighting shown below (from ferm LIVING) is available in a variety of shapes and colors so you can create your own lighting solution.
Dashing pendants become a visual part of the painting in the backdrop [Design: Christopher Elliott Design]
Last but not least, a strand of string lights can create a whimsical touch, especially in the evenings when you need a boost in the corner. Yet you’re wanting that boost to be festive and inviting! Below we see the Firefly String Lights from Urban Outfitters, which feature LED bulbs on a bendable wire.
This pendant lamp is bold, wild, temperamental and exciting. Lampshades with a clipped, scissored aspect have the advantage of filtering the light and creating a sweet shadowplay, in addition to favoring the distribution of some indirect light to the ceiling. Thus, the contrast between the lamp and the surface of the ceiling is diminished. Red and glossy, a funky pendant lamp such as Devil easily finds its place in a modern, retro or punk living room.
Designed by Louise Campbell for lighting company Louis Poulsen, the Collage pendant lamp is feminine by definition. The light source itself is concealed and shines diffusely through 3 layers made from laser cut acrylic layers. The vine and strand shaped cutouts make up an elegant and highly decorative pattern and filter a diffuse glow through and also allow for indirect light on the ceiling. It is a beautiful and versatile lamp, whether pink and trendy in the hotlips version, funky in the juicy orange version, ethereal and minimal in snow white, fresh and vivid in lemon yellow or timelessly elegant in the smoke-tinted version.
Bonus points if your wall sconce is adjustable! This Mantis Wall Sconce from CB2 channels Midcentury flair. With a shade that can rotate 360 degrees, convenience has never been so stylish.
Even a small bedside table lamp can make a big difference. Especially if it’s colorful and has a matching partner on the other side of the bed! Isn’t symmetry grand?! [from Lonny]
A design piece by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto of the tradition-rich manufacturer Foscarini. For connoisseurs already a beloved modern classic, the Caboche pendant lamp needs a living room that is able to celebrate it. Glamorous and extravagant, it reminds of the glassblowing tradition of its home town Venice. Glamorous and extravagant, it comes in clear and gold colors and in pendant, floor and wall lamp versions.
If you need to shed some light on a dark corner of your home, today’s post is for you. Below we’re sharing an array of corner lighting ideas, from clusters of pendant lamps to sculptural statement pieces. Then again, sometimes a single bulb can make a big difference. Let the photos that follow serve as design inspiration! Where possible, we’ve included info on specific lighting pieces (in case you’re in a shopping mood). Enjoy…
You can even go bold with a pendant lamp shade that will cover the walls in a dreamy pattern. There’s something whimsical yet elegant about the lighting in this space caputred by Sean Litchfield Photography. [room by Kate Maloney Interior Design]
Don’t hesitate to use mirrors to enhance the effect of one single pendant light, as shown in the next featured space. [from Beverly Bradshaw Interiors]
Shape a lovely reading nook using the Non Random Light [Design: Pavillion Road]Dark Non Random Light adds texture and sculptural style to the kitchen [Design: Art of Kitchens]Intricate design of the Non Random Light steals the show here [From: Cynthia Lynn Photography]Mademoiselle Chairs and Non Random Lights shape the creative dining room [Design: Scott Weston Architecture Design]Pendants bring dazzling elegance to the New York dining room [Design: OLighting]Scintillating Symmetry!
The diffuse light is partly filtered through the epoxy lacquered metal frame whose shape reminds of stars. This decorative frame, in spite of being made of metal, seems delicate, airy and origami-like. It is available in glossy black, white, red or chartreuse green. This lamp is suitable to be hung as a cluster, at varying heights, in one larger and one smaller version in the same color or 2 different colors according to your design scheme, and makes a lovely and original impression.
Let’s hear it for the power of sculptural lighting! The orbs below resemble beads on a string, yet they serve a distinct purpose. They illuminating the corner of the room, where curling up with a good book is inevitable. [from Taylor Hannah Architect]
Let’s see some modern pendant lamp designs which can truly make a difference in the living room, some of which have made history.
Scandinavian style bedroom with the Heracleum II pendant [From: Gin Designs]Elegant pendant adds beauty and contrast to the contemporary dining room [From: Maxine Schnitzer Photography]Lovely pendant light seems to melt away into the backdrop [Design: Atelier BOOM TOWN]Meeting of the modern icons – Heracleum and the Tom Dixon pendants! [Design: Perfect Integration] Liked the story? Share it with friends.
Don’t let that forgotten corner stay dark! When it comes to corner lighting, do you prefer pendants, floor lamps, table lamps, wall lighting, or something more dramatic?…
How many times did you look at that rustic-looking chandelier above a dining table that seems to mimic the form of natural branches and wish you could have it? If you are looking to give your home a facelift this winter with a similar pendant, the Heracleum II by Bertjan Pot is the answer! The lovely lighting fixture blends a touch of rustic beauty with unabashed contemporary aesthetics to offer the best of both worlds. Made from a metal wire frame and ultra-thin suspension wire, the leaves of the Heracleum can be rotated easily to achieve a range of varied configurations. Add to this the energy-saving magic of LED lights, and you have a winner in every sense of the word.
So, which one is your favorite pendant lamp for the living room?
Designed in 1968 by Roberto Menghi, these sleek and shiny globe lamps come in large and medium sizes and in different attractive metallic colors. This makes them suited as single and cluster arrangements. A shiny red globe over the coffee table for a trendy look or, huge silver globes hung at the same height for a sci-fi effect or a few smaller gold globes, falling at different heights toward your glamorous furniture arrangement – the possibilities are numerous.
We begin with lighting that you can suspend from the ceiling. This standout piece is perfect for a corner, where it can hang close to the floor. Say hello to the Milk Bottle 12 Lamp, by Tejo Remy for Droog. [photo from Chris A. Dorsey Photography]
Make a colorful statement with your wall lighting. In neon! Art meets illumination in this Neon Mfg. Stay Wild Sign from Urban Outfitters. We’re loving the display position over the bar cart:
While the light is most often used in kitchens and dining rooms, it is also a great choice for those looking to give bedside lighting an ingenious, space-saving twist. With an irrefutable Mediterranean appeal, these dreamy pendants cut across design styles and bring a hint of textural contrast to modern interiors dominated by sleek, polished surfaces. Equally compelling both when switched on and off, the Non Random Lights are ideal for those who love a hint of drama!
They might be the less famous sibling of the Random Lights, but the gorgeous Non Random Lights are rapidly becoming a favorite among both homeowners and designers alike globally. Moving away from the ‘perfect sphere’ look, these exquisite pendants designed by Bertjan Pot draw your attention with their inimitable form and intricate structure. Crafted from fibreglass soaked in epoxy resin, the Non Random Light is for those who would want to create an instant focal point in the room without a major overhaul.
Don’t forget about lighting below the cabinets! Stylish and effective, this option is also striking and bold. [from Causa Design]
From pendants to floor lamps, we now shine the spotlight on corner lighting that is easy to move around should the need arise! An adjustable lamp can be tweaked to add just the right amount of lighting (in just the right direction)! [from Lonny]
Designed by Poul Henningsen and first created 40 years ago, The PH Artichoke is one of the masterpieces of the house Louis Poulsen. Manufactured in a limited edition of 50, this exquisite pendant lamp is the final and perfected product in a series of variations. If you follow the PH series, you notice that each lamp seems to be a blooming and unfolding sequence, from the smallest lamp variant up to the refined artichoke. It is made from 72 leaves which cover the light source in such manner that one only perceives the reflected light. This gorgeous, golf leaf plated artichoke, with an 840 mm diameter, is an anniversary version that celebrates fine taste, exquisite design and not least, stuffed pockets.
The eccentric German lamp designer is known for his bold and delicate designs and artistic improvisations.Without being heartwrenchingly expensive, this original designer lamp can add a touch of modernism and glamor to your living room. Simple and geometric, it impresses through texture and light effect. The light source is enveloped by shades covered with actual 24 karat gold leaves. A bit of optical physics has gone into this design, in addition to the glam. The gold is hand-finished to be so thin as to permit the short-wave blue light to pervade through it, while the warm light components are reflected on the inner side of the lamp shades. That is why the light source appears a gentle blue through the shades, while the inside of the shades is covered in a deep golden shine.
Wall sconces save floor space while providing reading light, and they are popular choices for bedside lighting…or a coveted spot next to the couch, as shown in this fabulous photo from Lonny:
Speaking of pendant lights that add drama, the sensational Raimond Lamp by Raimond Puts seems to bring the charm of a star-studded night indoors with absolute ease! The design of this perfect sphere with tiny LED lights is a mathematical masterstroke that transformed the world of lighting. It took some time for the trend to catch on, but soon designers across the world were following in the footsteps of Raimond Puts in an effort to match the beauty, symmetry and dazzling allure of the original Raimond Lamp. Purity of form and pristine splendor define this pendant, and if you are looking for options beyond the sphere, there is also the oval Raimond Zafu!
A hinged table lamp allows you to direct the light in your corner, whether that corner is next to a bed, or it holds your desk! Adjust CB2’s Carpenter Brass Table Lamp from side to side or up and down to get the lighting just right:
This is one of the most sci-fi and intricate lamps you can imagine, but no less can be expected of sacred monster Artemide. There is a debate about how much usable light this lamp actually gives, but it is a spectacle for the eyes and that is also the reason it is bought at its painfully high price.
One of my personal favorites, the pendant lamp Dandelion was designed by Richard Hutten, in 2004. Its technical details read as intricate design of laser-cut steel with white powder coat finish, but the result is endless, ethereal and feminine poetry. As weightless as the flower it received its name from, Dandelion pendant lamp filters the light through the pure and geometric ‘petal’ elements and provides direct and ambient illumination for a optimal effect. At first sight, it may be somewhat pretentious, but it can work wonders in the right color scheme. What its designers say about this lamp: “True to its name, Dandelion was initially inspired by the plant the creates the famous and poetic ‘dandelion snow’ of fuzzy, cotton-like seeds when a gush of wind blows on it.The lamp transmits an explosive feeling of energy in motion, reaching towards us from its center. Striking and pure self-generated energy to lighten up and blow away the heaviness of everyday life.”
Designed by Francesco Giannattasio for the company Lumen Center Italia, this delicate and feminine lamp is not ridiculously expensive and easily finds its place in a modern, a minimalist or a vintage-inspired living room that is defined by one condition: the love of detail.
Pendant lights are perfect for functional corner areas where lighting is a must, such as eating nooks. The white woven light below is earthy and modern at the same time. [from Lonny]
When it comes to picking the right pendant light for your home, the options are indeed endless. The last few years have seen a surge in the wide variety of pendant lights on the market, and each one of them seems as alluring as the next! Despite this flood of lighting brilliance, there are a few lighting fixtures that are quickly achieving the status of ‘modern icon’, thanks to their immense popularity and timeless design. Most design aficionados will need little introduction to the likes of the Tom Dixon pendants or the enchanting Moooi Random Lights. Today we take a look at three other pendants that are quickly gaining an iconic image of their own!
Then again, sometimes one socket is all it takes. A vibrant selection can make a statement as striking as a crystal chandelier! This Color Pendant Lamp from onefortythree is available in a range of colors:
There’s nothing like adding light with a stylish table lamp! Not only is a table lamp wonderfully portable (should you want to relocate it), you can use its presence to add color and interest to your corner. Orange is the perfect choice for this space with deep blue walls and white trim. [from Lonny]