Pendant lights are great for lighting up kitchens and can be seen in the most beautiful, professionally designed rooms. You too can achieve the look without hiring an interior designer. These tips from the American Lighting Association will help you learn the most effective way to incorporate pendant lighting in your home.
- Get the right height. Pendant lights should be mounted so that the bottom of the shade is approximately 66 inches above the floor. At that height, it is possible to look across the room below the pendants while they are low enough to create a dramatic focal point.
- Get the right amount. One pendant should be placed at every two feet of counter space. A six-foot island would require three pendants. One pendant would be mounted in the center and the other two would be placed about 20 inches on each side.
- Get the right type and size. If the room is already adequately illuminated, pendants can be selected purely for aesthetic purposes. If they will be the only light in the area, the placement and selection must be more specific. If you choose thin and narrow pendants you may need additional lighting fixtures other than the pendants to provide enough lighting for the room.
- Get the right style. Choose whichever style pleases your personal taste and correlates with your decor. Glass is most common material used, white or off-white colored shades will complement any decor, and color-rich pendants steal attention.
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