Your living room acts as the hub of the home, facilitating everything from movie nights, quiet reading time, wholesome days spent with family and those evenings spent entertaining friends. Because of this and the broad array of activities that your living space hosts, your lighting needs to be versatile and stylish – well suited to the different ways in which your living room is used, with a balanced aesthetic that fuses the different branches of family life.
Pendant lighting for living rooms is designed to create ambience and create a bridge between the functional and practical need for light alongside the desire for features which complement the interior design of the space. Whether you opt for a single pendant light, a strip installation of pendant lights at one set height, or a cluster of lights which all fall to different heights and with varying finishes, the overall effect is designed to be decorative and functional. But how does this differ in different homes and across different layouts?
Lighting for open plan living vs. lounge area
In an open plan living room, pendant lights have the power to infuse ambience within a targeted location, denoting a very specific segment of the wider space which is designed to act as your living room. In the same way a rug creates the illusion of a framed space from the floor upwards, a pendant lighting fitting in the centre of the contained living area has the same effect – creating an invisible border which outlines the space.
On the contrary, within a more compact and separate lounge, living room pendant lights are a great way to open the space – with our collection of glass shades, all maximising the flow of light not just down into the centre of the room but around the walls and ceiling as well. This effort to brighten the space makes even the smallest of living rooms feel bigger and more open.
Why we love pendant lights in living spaces
Living room pendant lights have enjoyed a huge spike in demand recently, largely as a result of the rise in simple, subtle, and elegant pendant lights which instantly make a space feel more modern and more stylish.
From statement pendants to those which simply offer a more design-focussed alternative to bland ceiling lights, one of the great things about pendant lights in the living room is the way they instantly become a decorative accessory with very little effort – creating levels and layers in your space which tap into modern interior styling trends.
Choosing the perfect pendant lighting for living rooms
Here at Pendant Lighting Company, we have a wide range of pendant lights for living rooms, from cluster pendants to single pendants, all in a range of shapes, and sizes, and with different coloured glass shades.
Browse the full collection online or reach out to our team for advice on how best to illuminate your living space.