As soon as I moved into my own place, and before I even bought a kitchen table, I found myself handing my credit card over for a HUGE wicker bell shape pendant light. Call me crazy, but lighting to me is one of – if not the most – important elements of a home. Lighting impacts the mood – just think of the way we feel in sunny, bright summers compared to dark, gloomy winters.
Luckily in Australia, we have no shortage of gorgeous lighting options to choose from. It’s pretty amazing to know that a store that opened in Melbourne in 1967 is now a national company today with over 90 stores across the country and a thriving online store. I always love walking into a Beacon Lighting store because of the incredible displays and huge choice… which tends to end in total indecision by me because when I walk in knowing what I want, I normally end up seeing ten more different styles of lights that I love.
But for me, I’ve always been obsessed with pendant lighting. Pendant lights add a huge visual interest and personality to a space and they can be changed over time as trends or your own taste evolves. Some of my favourite ways to use them are running down a long corridor, a group of three above the kitchen bench or a huge wooden pendant light to add a statement piece to the living room.
Here are some of my favourite shots to give you some inspiration for adding the faithful and ever-stylish pendant light to your home…
A dish-style pendant light with copper accents is the ‘on trend’ style right now. This style works beautifully grouped over a long dining table and is a perfect modern pendant lighting look.
I love nothing more than a glass pendant light for a romantic aesthetic. Try one each side of the bed to turn your bedroom into a boudoir or group them in the corner of the room in a range of subtle colours.
You can’t go past grey concrete pendant lights to complement a white and blonde timber Scandic-style kitchen. This style of kitchen pendant lighting is raw, industrial and edgy!
Finally, for a natural look, try bell shaped timber pendant lights – beautiful in hallways for a real statement-making entrance. These modern pendant lights also have a timeless, organic and relaxed aesthetic to them.