The conservatory is typically a very light, bright, and airy space within the home – a fact that makes lighting your conservatory particularly interesting. With a transparent glass structure which is exposed to the outside through both the ceiling and vast windows, a conservatory is a perfect room in which to embrace the concept of indoor-outdoor living – enjoying the changing of the seasons and the natural surroundings of your garden or outdoor space from the comfort of your home. But what does that mean in terms of manmade and artificial lighting?
For many homeowners, the light within their conservatory is mainly decorative – supplementing the natural light that comes from the sunshine during the day and the moonlight in the evening. Pendant lights are an excellent way of lighting your conservatory in a way which adds to the aesthetic presentation of the space, creating ambience and adding a sense of grandeur to the room.
Why pendant lighting is so effective in a conservatory
One of the benefits of a pendant light fitting anywhere in the home is the way it drops into the room rather than sitting above it, becoming a part of the overall aesthetic of the space rather than remaining on the outer periphery. In a conservatory, this becomes particularly potent as conservatory pendant lights become reflected in the many windows which adorn the walls and ceiling of the structure – thus amplifying the light and causing it to reflect across the space a multitude of times.
This alone creates the kind of magical and immersive setting which renders your conservatory highly decorative and perfect for entertaining both friends and family – with the selection of both solid and glass pendants ensuring that there is a fitting to compliment every conservatory.
Another benefit of pendant lighting in conservatories is the effect that this type of lighting has on the atmosphere, warming it and ensuring that the space looks and feels cosy and warm. With the hard and angular edges of a modern conservatory often making the room feel cold, particularly during the winter, an effective pendant light fitting has the benefit of making the space feel more welcoming all year round.
Selecting the best pendant light for your conservatory
As is always the case with pendant lighting, you need to consider the height of your conservatory and where you want the light fitting to be mounted – as a cluster or strip of lights down the centre, or with one focal pendant hanging from the middle of your conservatory. In addition to placement and height, it’s important to select a pendant which compliments the room and makes it feel more balanced in terms of shape and structure – for example, balancing an angular room with a pendant globe to soften the aesthetic of the room.
Finally, consider the value of different glass finishes in your conservatory, from transparent crystal-clear glass structures to rose gold tinted and darkened glass – all of which exhibit different aesthetics throughout the surrounding space.
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