Looking to add a touch of luxury to your home? Incorporating glass pendant lights is a great way to do so. Pendants are versatile fixtures that can be used in any room, and not only will they add a touch of elegance, but pendant lighting is a key part of creating that perfect scandinavian trend to your interior. Glass pendant lights are often used in Scandinavian design because they embody the principles of modern minimalism and functionality.
In a region where the majority of the year is spent in darkness, it’s important to have fixtures that spread light evenly throughout the room. And what better material to use than glass, a pendant light that can reflect and refract light in all directions.
The right lighting can be a popular design element in many modern homes, and for a truely Scandinavian style – glass is the way to go. They can add a touch of elegance to any room, and they come in a wide variety of styles to suit any taste. If you’re looking for a way to add some visual interest to your home, pendant lighting and in particular glass are a great option.
Type of Glass Pendant Lights
There are many different types when it comes to a glass pendant light, with a wide range of prodcuts you must sort through, so its a good idea to narrow down the type first – have a look at our latest list of our favourite nordic ceiling lights for inspiration.
Bowl Pendant light
The most common style is the bowl pendant. Bowl pendants are shaped like a bowl and they diffused light in a downward direction. This type of light fixture is best used in areas where you want to provide task lighting, such as over a kitchen island. This light from Frideko is a great option at a fair price. This can be further styled with a trend setting bulb design to really make the kitchen shine.
Drum pendant light
Another type of glass pendant light is the drum pendant. Drum is a cylinder-shaped light which diffuses light downward from the ceiling. They are often used in hallways or stairwells, or homes with more height to light up. Check out this large drum light from SPAKRSOR for a unique look.
Chandelier pendant light glass
Chandelier pendants are another popular option. They are very similar to bowl pendants, but they have multiple arms that branch out from the center of the fixture. Chandelier pendants are often used in the living room or dining room. The bulb to use will range depending on the exact pendant light, from led to a more classic filament design like this combined glass and gold sputnik chandelier.
How to incorparate pendant lighting
If you’re interested in incorporating glass pendant lights into your home décor, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
First, make sure that the glass pendant lights you choose fit with the overall aesthetic and style of your home. There are endless possibilities when it comes to style. From sleek and new modern designs to more traditional and rustic styles. Choose a style that complements the existing decor in your home. If you’re not sure where to look, take a look at some inspiration online or in magazines. Once you find some items you like, narrow down your options by considering things like color, material, and finish.
Second, consider the function of the room where you’ll be hanging a glass pendant light in. Are you looking for task lighting? Or are you wanting to create a more ambient atmosphere? When it comes to functionality, glass pendant lights can be used in a variety of ways. For task lighting, hang several glass pendant lights over a kitchen island or dining table is a great option. The clear glass will help to reflect light and free up the brightness of the space. If you want to create lighting for a more ambient atmosphere, consider using colored glass pendant lights. Colored glass can help to filter light and create a warm and inviting feeling in any room.
Third, think about the scale of the room and the glass pendant lights. Make sure that the size of the fixtures is in proportion to the space. In small spaces, it’s best to stick with one or two small pendants. Larger rooms can accommodate three or more pendants of various sizes. Ceiling height will dictate the how long the pendant’s cord or chain should be. For low ceilings, opt for products with a short cord or chain so that the fixture hangs close to the ceiling. For high ceilings, go for a long chains so that the fixture can be hung at a varying height.
- In a large room such as a foyer, if you can find one in stock at a fair price – go for one large pedant light rather than multiple. Pendant lighting should be a real statement piece where possible.
- If you’re going for an understated lighting style, a pendant light with a bolder hue of red or yellow may stand out too much. Look for stock that have a more subdued colour such as blue or greens. Avoid products that use led bulbs as the lighting won’t match the design.
- Once you have the perfect light (and be careful of the free delivery, glass items and products don’t tend to be covered from places such as IKEA), it’s time to start thinking about placement. You’ll want to take into account things like height, distance from the wall or ceiling, and proximity to other objects nearby. Play around with different placements until you find something that feels just right—you’ll know it when you see it!
Glass pendant lights are a versatile design element that can be used in many different ways. When choosing lighting for your home, keep in mind the overall aesthetic of your space and the function of the space where they’ll be hung. With so many different styles available, there’s sure to be a type of glass pendant light that fits your taste perfectly.