Types of Pendant Lights


Bowl Pendant Lights
Abstract Pendant Lights
Globe Pendant Lights
Mini Pendant lights
Multi-Pendant Lights

Lighting is a great way to make your home look spacious and turn it into a breathable space. There are so many ways to lighten up your home and installing pendant lights remains the most popular one. When decorating your house with pendant lighting, several factors such as interior style, room functionality, size, and space should not be neglected. 

Keep scrolling as we discuss everything from types of pendant lights and ways to add them to your house!

Type of Pendant Lights

Here are some common types of pendant lights:

  • Bowl Pendant
  • Abstract Pendant
  • Globe Pendant
  • Mini Pendant
  • Multi-Lights

Bowl Pendant 

Blow pendant lights
Blow pendant lights to throw light downward

They are trendy, popular, and universally used pendant lights with a simple and exclusive style. However, there are a few occasions in which you might see an inverted bowl used as a pendant light which throws light upward. The advantage is that whatever the size, shape, color, or texture you’re looking for in light fixtures, you won’t face any problem finding a bowl-style pendant and installing it anywhere inside your home. 

Abstract pendant lights

A term used for stylish and creative pendant lights. They present sharp and clear lines, adding a fashionable look to your house. Pendant lights aren’t used as a substitute for simple light fixtures just like chandeliers, but for decoration purposes.

The small lights are used in the hallways, while the bigger ones fixed in the kitchen, dining room, living room area, and bedrooms.

Globe Pendant Lights

Globe Pendant Lights to bring new texture
Globe Pendant Lights to give new texture

These circle or sphere pendants are luminous light, consisting of one bulb in each. They became popular back in the 90s. Globe pendant lights are affordable and are easily available in the market. You can hang a few of them from the ceiling. They have the ability to brighten up a  whole room, creating a dramatic effect, and enhancing the beauty of your home decor.

Mini Pendant Lights

These lights carry a small version of the bowl pendant lights and they can be installed all together or placed individually. Since mini lights take less than usual space, they are positioned in the hallway, above the bathroom sink, kitchen, or study room. Not to mention, this particular type of pendant light is used as a decorating and glowing light. Depending on the area size, you can hang multiple lights vertically or horizontally.

Multi-Light Pendants

Multi- Lights to make sparkling room
Multi- Lights to make sparkling room

Multi-lights are considered as a better alternative for traditional lights like chandeliers. They fit very well in bigger spaces like master bedrooms and hallways. Commonly known as a cluster of pendant lights, they are operated by a single electrical opening. 

Moving forward, the light illuminated by multi-light pendas is brighter than usual, but you can control the brightness level by a remote or dimmer switch. 

They are mostly installed in high-traffic areas like living rooms and dining rooms, where you can easily make a statement of your personal style. 

Designs Styles for Pendant Lights

You know about types, now let’s discuss the design:

  • Transitional lights
  • Traditional lights
  • Modern lights

Transitional Lights

Contemporary pendant lights that are coupled with clean and sleek style are known as transitional lights. They are usually coupled with some or other kind of decorative touch. 

Traditional Pendant Lights

Traditional light with detail design
Traditional light with detail design

They are decorative to add an element of luxury into your space. These lights remain fancy, detailed, and timeless. Furthermore, it coexists with rustic and vintage, mostly used to create a farmhouse style look. 

Modern lights

They are famous for their simple and clean look. Hanging lamps with bulbs and abstract pendants fall under this category.  

Size of Pendant lights

Determining the size of pendant lights before installing them into any room should be done before you head out for shopping. If you’re trying to add a pendant light into your bathroom or anywhere in your house, you should be asking yourself questions such as, ‘How far should the light be placed from the shower?’ or ‘Can I install pendant lights without hardwiring?’ or ‘How low the light should be hanged from the kitchen island?’

Before buying fixtures for ceilings, avoid placing them low and fixing them just above the tables. You can possibly bump your head against them while getting up. 

Moreover, pendant lights are available with a 24-30 inch central rod or chain, but the width of pendant lights varies from 5 to 40 inches.

Shades for Pendant Lights 

Some important materials used for pendant lights shades are:

  • Glass
  • Ceramic
  • Bamboo
  • Metal
  • Fabric

Ceramic style is a traditional pendant light, whereas metal often used for contemporary style. For an affordable option, go for fabric and plastic. Nowadays, bamboo material is gaining more popularity in pendant lights.

So, this brings us to the end of our post on the best types of pendant lights and how to decorate them in your house. Check out our blog on basic principles for interior designing to know more about the art and science of home decor.  For inclusive and better ideas, click on JagahOnline and Facebook.