How to Hang Pendant Lights in Your Home
Over the years pendant lights have become an increasingly popular lighting option for a wide variety of spaces. While they do have the ability to transform the design of a room, they must be hung in the correct place at the correct height.
If you are interested in finding out exactly how and where you should hang your pendant lights follow these basic guidelines:
- Over a table- When hanging a pendant over a table it’s recommended that you hang it 28 to 32 inches above, but it can be hung slightly higher or lower depending on personal preference, fixture size and ceiling height.
- In the hallway- If your ceilings are tall it is important that the fixtures not be hung so high that they are outside of the line of sight while standing in the space. If they aren’t, make sure they have eight feet of clearance above the floor and space for doors to open.
- In the bathroom- The height should provide the best lighting while avoiding being so low that one would bump their head when leaning over the sink.
- Over an island- Pendants should be hung 28 to 34 inches above the countertop, or 72 inches above the floor.
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