Pendant lighting is a simple and tasteful way to upgrade your homeʼs lighting from the entryway to the home office. A simple trio of pendant lights hung above a bar or dining table transform a ho-hum dining area into a modern, open space. Pendant lights work in the coziest breakfast nooks as well as massive great rooms with soaring ceilings. Choose pendant lights that carry on your homeʼs contemporary or midcentury appeal, or mix a traditional or cottage look with pendant lighting in modern styles for a fresh look to your present decor.
Hang pendant lights above your kitchen island to replace boring track lighting. Pendant lighting styles add character, sophistication and warmth to any space. Enhance pendant lighting with sconces and other wall lighting that brighten dimmer corners of rooms. If your hallway ceiling is tall enough, pendant lights can add brightness to navigate the way.
Be bold and mix and match your lighting fixtures to create your own home style. Incorporate various types of lighting, from floor lamps to table lamps to make your rooms uniquely yours. Natural textures and soft colors look stunning when lit up by glimmering metal shades and pendants. Furnish larger bathrooms with a pendant light or two above the sink console and a flushmount light in the bath area. Mixing and matching lighting elements can make your homeʼs decor more cohesive or choose matching lighting to continue a theme throughout your rooms.
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When choosing the lighting fixtures for your home, consider the pendant lamp components as well as the bulbs you use. Pendant lamps are available with drum shades, industrial-style globes, metal shades, fluted shades or tiers of cadiz-shells, so you have a large variety of decor accents from which to choose. From coastal romance to urban simplicity, there’s a pendant style that works with any decorating theme. Use colored sculptural glass to add a tinge of hue to a white or cream room. Abstract sculptural pendant lamps bring traditional decor alive while Edison-style bulbs work well in rustic and retro rooms. Choose LED bulbs from west elm in vintage and globe styles that donʼt become glaring in your pendant fixtures without shades. LED lights help save energy while providing a reliable glow above tables, desks and bars.
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Once you have the lighting and mood set, it’s time to think about adding accents and decorating your dining room. One of the finest and simplest touches to add when it comes to your walls is adding some large mirrors. Perfect for dining room ambience, add mirrors on the opposite walls facing your dining room table, or directly in front of the table. A group of large mirrors also does well on the outer wall of your dining room, or placed on the floor in a leaning fashion. Not just for entryways or foyers, large modern and mid-century-styled mirrors offer elegance and artfulness, especially when it comes to asymmetrical styles, mirrors with etched edges and framed mirrors. In addition to large mirrors, also think about wall art or prints for your dining room. For a polished look, try to match the wooden furniture in your dining room, such as china cabinets, buffets and sideboards to the frames on your mirrors or wall art, such as espresso with espresso and cherry with cherry. To give your dining room a bit of a larger look, add white or off-white colored window treatments and light-colored rugs to expand the look of the room.
Pendant lights will collect dust and debris in time. Make certain light fixtures are turned off when doing surface cleaning. Shut off the power to the lighting fixtures at your homeʼs breaker box when doing any care with liquid cleaners or other materials to avoid a shock. Use a soft, dry cloth or feather duster to wipe dust and surface grime away from the globes and shades of your pendant lamps. Read the manufacturersʼ cleaning instructions for fabric and metal shades, which may need special care. If pendant lamps are very dusty, place a sheet or towel on the dining table to collect the falling dirt and debris.
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When it comes to dining room fixtures, pendant lighting is perhaps the most common choice. Slightly smaller than a chandelier, a pendant light (or lights), hangs from the ceiling, and produces either ambient or bright light, depending on the globe and fixture type. When you’re shopping mid-century and modern styles, you’ll find a lot of accentuated, definitive lines when it comes to lighting styles. Look for long, LED tubes, or curved or egg-shaped pendants that may resemble an orb. Open-weave pendants are a perfect choice to light up the dining room, while pendants with clear glass globes offer opulence, elegance and brighter light. If you’re outfitting your kitchen with lighting as well, cylinder-shaped, sleek metal pendant lighting works well to direct light on certain areas you may use most. To match, you can also install similar lighting in your dining room. As pendant lighting typically requires professional installation, you can have your electrician or lighting expert install pendants with a dimmer switch so you have more control over your lighting.
When a restaurant is reviewed by a critic or everyday consumer, one of the points that’s usually touched upon is the ambience. And quite often, this has most to do with the lighting. While you’re probably not decorating your dining room similarly to a five-star restaurant, the ambience and lighting in your home is certainly important. The ability to dim and brighten lights is, of course, important, but it’s also imperative to have light fixtures that help set the mood that you’re trying to create. When you shop with us at west elm, you have myriad choices when it comes to mid-century lamps, lighting and other modern styles. For a unique and elegant feel, choose anything from chandelier to pendant lighting to accentuate your dining room.
Chandeliers are also a top choice to light your dining room. You may want to save larger, more bold chandeliers for your entryway or foyer, but a mid-century, modern chandelier looks wonderful atop your dining room table. Forget the old ideas when it comes to classic chandelier types – modern styles allow you a lot of leeway, with multiple glass cylinders, round globes, burst and multi-light chandeliers. You also have your choice of regular, tiered chandeliers, but with a modern touch (such as capiz or waterfall chandeliers). Similar to pendant lighting, you may want to install these along with a dimmer switch when it comes to controlling the light in your dining room.
When installing pendant lights, measuring from the ceiling is key. Situate the lights at a level where they will be close enough to the surfaces you want to light up but not so low that people are at risk of hitting their heads. Make a mock light with a piece of heavy string tied to a paper cup. Tape a nickel to the underside of the cup to add weight if needed. One person can raise and lower the string and cup to determine the correct position for the lamp. Simply measure the string when you have the correct length and use the measurement to determine the correct pendant length for your lights. This is a safer method than using the actual sculptural glass lighting or other glass pendants for measuring purposes.
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Create lighting with a custom feel with our Sculptural Glass collection. Part of our biggest lighting collection yet, this pendant comes in a range of finishes for a glowing review in any space. 8″diam. x 7.5″h. Metal canopy. Glass shade in Clear. Adjustable height. Hardwired. Sold individually. Imported.