In terms of lighting, pendant lights are the most chosen luminaires to illuminate and decorate your interior. But making this choice is not easy as there are so many models: materials, shapes, colors, etc. To simplify your life, think about the two functions that your pendant lights can have: the first and undoubtedly the most important since it is a question of bringing light into your interior and the second which is to make your room unique. through its decoration.
Suspensions to illuminate your interior
What type of lighting?
The suspension generally takes its place in the middle of your space, in the center of the ceiling. This is the main light source, the one that you turn on when entering the room. It is therefore a general light that allows you to move around easily in your home. It is homogeneous and rarely variable. The lighting of this main suspension is the one that gives all its atmosphere to your room. Make sure it is present but soft. For example, you can consider a white halogen bulb, a rather warm white.
What size hanger?
The size of your pendant light is also a matter of lighting and not just decoration. Certainly, it is important to ensure that the size of your pendant lamp is proportional to the size of your space so that visually there is no dissonance. On the other hand, when it comes to lighting, it is desirable to ensure that the dimensions are also suitable. A suspension that is too small, even placed very high, will not be able to illuminate the entirety of a large area.
How high ?
You don’t particularly want to hit your suspension regularly? So fix it at almost two meters in height so that everyone can come and go freely and smoothly in your interior. An exception can be made for suspensions that come above dining tables. Since they are intended to enlighten your guests, they are located above the table and can be easily hung in such a way that they go down to one meter sixty from the ground. You can also use your pendant lights as bedside lamps in a bedroom. In this specific case, they can go even lower, so that you can read easily in bed.
A suspension for which room?
In the entrance, you can, if your entrance lends itself to it, choose a rather majestic suspension. This is where your guests enter your home. It immediately shows what the decoration of your interior will be. To make a good impression, choose your suspension carefully.
In the living room, it is generally in this common space that we find the suspensions, you can also play the card of the spectacular. How ? By choosing a large pendant lamp with a very strong style. Above your dining table, you can install cluster pendant lights. And you have the possibility to vary the lengths of electrical wires. It’s all about style and what your preferences are.
In the kitchen, opt for a simple and effective suspension, which provides you with lighting conducive to the preparation of your meals. It is better to see clearly by peeling your vegetables rather than risking a cut for lack of light.
In the bedroom, the suspension supports the cocoon side. Prefer paper or fabric for soft, subdued lighting.
Suspensions to decorate your interior
Pendant lights are everywhere: in boutiques or trendy restaurants and in decoration stores. Because these decorative elements are not simply luminous for their illuminating function, they bring with them beauty and design to all interiors. Shape, color, layout, style, have fun with your pendant lights!
The shape of your suspension
At the moment, we only see them: suspensions with geometric shapes! But there are many other different ones. Besides, who said that the suspensions in your interior had to be identical? If you have chosen several suspensions rather than just one, do not limit yourself to reproducing the same one several times. Try different shapes. If your decoration so ready, you can choose fixtures that are completely different from each other. Ideally, it is still good that there is harmony. If you choose different elements in terms of shape, make sure that the material or color are the same.
The color of your suspension
The association of colors in decoration is not easy but if you feel the soul of a painter who wants to marry the colors, get started! Choosing suspensions of different colors can be a success, but it is still necessary that the whole remains harmonious.
The layout of your suspension
For a very chic and design side, you can align your suspensions. It works great above a table. On the ceiling, you can also do an alignment, but stick to three suspensions with a certain distance rather than an alignment of a large number of suspensions.
The style of your suspension
As with everything else in decoration, there are many hanging styles. Those that have the wind in their sails are the minimalist suspensions. Consisting of a single bulb, they can give a lot of allure and charm to your interior. Handmade pendant lights are also hugely successful. The web is full of tutorials offering to make your own suspension.