Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What's a Pendant Lighting?

When it comes to home decor, one of the most important things to consider is the lighting. Yes, the lighting. I'm sure the no nonsense, practical you would just think, 'oh, a simple florescent light would do'. But if you're into getting the pretty right, the first time around, you'd think hard and long about what kind of lighting to use. 

Why is that? Lighting is not just there to function, as an illumination of a dark space. Although that is its primary function, you also have to consider it as a home decor element. Mainly because lighting is one of the best mood setters in any space, be it indoors or outdoors. It creates the illusion of warmth and the right mood lighting gives off an inviting ambiance.



One of the best choices for mood setting is pendant lighting. Pendant lights are lighting fixtures that hangs from the ceiling. It comes in various shapes, sizes, materials. You can even make them yourself!

Pendant lights are great for highlighting an area, say your dining table or your work desk. Its also great for other areas in the house that needs additional illumination. It's even gorgeous in outdoor settings!


DIY Pendant Lighting via HGTV

Another great benefit to using pendant lights is that you can easily use whatever kind of bulb you want to use to cater to your needs, and also its a space saver. Instead of using a wall, or floor lamp, why not a hanging pendant light?

Here's a video I saw online with some great ideas on pendant light use..

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