Trying to decide whether to go with a beautiful pendant or simply stay with your subtle ceiling lights. There are a few things to consider when choosing what will best suit your interior space.
SIZE OF YOUR ROOM
Look at the space that the pendant light will impact and decide if it is going to impact other interior items in the room such as paintings or oversized statement pieces. If the room is quite empty and the pendant you are considering isn’t going to be too over powering in the space, go for it.
A great way to test how a pendant will look is using a cardboard cut out and getting someone to hold it hanging to see how much of an impact a pendant light might make in that area.
IS THE SPACE DEFINED?
Creating zones within your home is a great way to style and define an area. Zones can be created using different interior tricks like hanging artwork, laying rugs or by the use of lighting. Creating zones in an open plan home is easily done through hanging pendant lighting as you define that area with the focal point being the pendant. And the bigger the area, the bigger you can go on your pendant light. If your area is only small, stick to small, subtle pendants.
WHAT OTHER CURRENT LIGHT SOURCES ARE ALREADY GIVING TO THE SPACE?
Is the pendant a feature or is its role more functional. If for extra lighting you will need to ensure the pendant is not to solid and block the light from escaping. However, if for decorative purposes this will not matter as much.
STYLE OF PENDANT?
To choose what style of pendant you would like in your space, take in the other pieces of décor in the room and make your decision with these in mind so that you don’t have other items clashing. If there is a large artwork or bold statement wall, I would suggest going for something more subtle than big and bold. If your space is quite minimal and simple, go loud with your pendant and make it the statement in the room.