Versatility is always a plus when you're adding lighting to your home. Pendants provide a remarkable amount of versatility. Sometimes a room needs a primary lighting source, while other living spaces require a smaller amount of focused lighting. Pendants can do both, and LightingDirect.com carries a huge range of fixtures for any home.
Pendants can be added to virtually any living space within and outside your home, from the kitchen, dining room, and living room to a hallway, foyer, and outdoor porch. And just like any form of lighting, pendant lighting is available in a number of different looks, styles, sizes, and finish options.
The two main types of pendants are bowl pendants and mini pendants. While both hang down from a rod or chain, they also have distinct differences. Bowl pendants are the larger of the two, and the wide bowl produces up-lighting to help illuminate an entire room. Mini pendants are smaller and narrower, and will typically produce down-lighting for focused task lighting.
Kitchen pendants can be either bowl or mini pendants. If you require a small amount of task lighting over your kitchen sink, consider a mini pendant. If your kitchen and dining room are practically the same room, then a bowl pendant can be used as a primary light source to illuminate the entire space.
Foyer pendants are typically designed to be more decorative to help create a striking first impression when guests first enter your home through the front door. Since the entryway area is usually a larger and more wide-open space, a bowl pendant is used. However, you'll definitely find that foyer pendants, more than any other pendant style, feature candelabra style bulbs which, when exposed, add a truly artistic look to any entryway.
Drum pendants have a very distinct appearance and are increasing in popularity. These are wider than most other pendants and shaped like a drum: flat on the top and bottom and circular in shape. Drum pendants are larger in size than most other pendants, and can add ample light for any space pendants typically go.
Outdoor pendants are sturdy fixtures designed to withstand the elements. They can be decorative to impress, functional to simply provide light, or be part of a theme with other outdoor lighting at your front porch. Either way, outdoor pendants will provide a glowing first impression, add curb appeal to your home, and help anyone who approaches your front door at night feel safer.
When you're ready to add pendants to your home décor, be sure to shop at LightingDirect.com.