Pendant Lighting Styles For Every Home

Pendant lights can truly lift a room but if you’re not careful it could be an expensive mistake. So it’s "Pendant Lighting Styles For Every Home"

Pendant Lighting Styles For Every Home

Pendant lights can truly lift a room but if you’re not careful it could be an expensive mistake. So it’s important to not fall in love with the latest pendant light from ‘The Block’, but invest in a light that fits in with your current décor. To help you find the right light for you, we’ve put together our collection of pendant lighting styles.

Beach Chic

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Relaxed, casual and with a hint of fun is one way to describe Beach Chic. It’s a classic style that can be adapted to modern trends very quickly and recent pendant lighting products reflect that. The new breed of pendants take on that beach vibe through the use of rattan and wood combined with modern LED lights. The natural, neutral tones are still all there enabling you to incorporate them seamlessly into your beach themed zone.

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Industrial is very NOW. You can’t walk past a café or bar these days without seeing metres of polished concrete, metal finishes and oodles of copper and brass fixtures. Many homeowners are choosing to bring this trend into their personal spaces by incorporating industrial pendant lighting in their kitchens, lounges or even bars. If you like the sleek, minimalist, no-fuss look then industrial could be the way to go.

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How does and industrial light work in the kitchen? Here’s our tips on kitchen pendant lighting.

Hollywood Glamour

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When you think style and glamour, chandeliers traditionally come to mind. But if they aren’t your thing, there are still an infinite amount of ways to bring a touch of Hollywood into your home using pendant ceiling lighting. Look for lights that incorporate colour, glass, textured shades and shiny finishes. Also pay attention to the varieties of bulbs, dimmers and light diffusers on offer as they can help you bring out the detail in your styled space. Remember – don’t worry about excess when it comes to bling! Don’t be afraid to shine it up people.

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The easiest way to describe the Nordic style is well, simple. Simplicity in design, in colour and in thought. No fancy swirls and twirls here, just plain lines with classic contours. This is why the style is so popular today as it can easily be adapted to most interiors. IKEA is a perfect example of how this design style has been embraced by people worldwide. If you’d like to bring a bit of the Nordic into your space look for lights that are simple in structure with neutral tones. Often less is more and helps you create an elegant look with minimal fuss.

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We hope you enjoyed this the trip around the pendant lighting globe. If you’ve come up with an interesting way – or two – of using pendant lighting in your home or have a style you particularly love, feel free to comment below.

Let There Be Light … In Your Kitchen With Pendant Lighting

We’ve all heard the saying ‘home is where the heart is’ and the true heart of any home is most "Let There Be Light … In Your Kitchen With Pendant Lighting"

Let There Be Light … In Your Kitchen With Pendant Lighting

We’ve all heard the saying ‘home is where the heart is’ and the true heart of any home is most certainly the kitchen.

The kitchen is a central meeting point for families to gather so everyone can talk about their day, grab something to munch on or just sit down and chat to the cook of the family while having a coffee. It makes sense this space encapsulates all you want your home to be – inviting, comfortable, happy and functional. Choosing the right kitchen pendant lighting will help you create this mood by becoming a standout feature and really set the tone.

Here’s how to pick the right kitchen lighting:

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Why is pendant lighting a must in your kitchen?

Pendant lights have two distinct advantages over other types of kitchen lighting – first, as focused task lighting and second, they can be a feature.

1. Task lighting

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When you cook, it’s fundamental you can adequately see what you’re doing. No great Masterchef was ever created in dim light! The greatest advantage of pendant lighting is they hang down low creating a focused pool of light exactly where you need it. Depending on the type you choose, the pendant can also reflect a bigger surface of light, highlighting the immediate task at hand and well as the areas surrounding it.

2. Feature lighting

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Pendants also have the power to set the ‘look’ of your kitchen. They come in an immense variety of shapes and colours and can even be custom-designed to allow you to choose the right feel for your space. They can be your home’s central statement piece and well worth the investment.

How to choose the right pendant light for your kitchen

There are 4 factors to consider then choosing the right pendant light for your kitchen.

1. Size & Number

There’s a direct relationship between how big your kitchen is, and the size and number of pendant lights you choose. Choosing the wrong size for the space can make your kitchen look out of proportion, seemingly making it look smaller. Handy tip: if you can’t decide on the size and number of pendant lights, stick with the rule of 3 as this usually creates a symmetrical or balanced look.

2. Height

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How high are your ceilings? You need to know so you can choose the right lead length for your pendant light and position it optimally. If it hangs too low, it may block your view or impede important aspects of your kitchen.

3. Brightness

The kitchen space can serve two functions: a practical one to prepare food and an atmospheric one to set the ‘feel’ of your home in the evenings. Pendants lights have a distinct advantage over downlights here – they emit a much bigger pool of light to enable you to create an ambient feel. If you add a dimmer switch you have more flexibility to adjust the lighting according to purpose, practical or atmospheric. There’s a huge range of different bulbs to choose from plus light diffusers to help you create the right mood for your home.

4. Colour

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Is your kitchen bursting with colour? Or is it neutral and in need of a splash to perk it up? The answers to these questions will help you choose the right colour pendant light. If you’re satisfied with your colour scheme, pick a similar coloured pendant light so it blends in. If you need that burst of colour, try a vibrant pendant to make a statement.

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As you can see, there are lots of factors to consider when picking a pendant light for your kitchen. The sheer variety of forms available – from chandeliers to traditional dome shapes to one-off artistic pieces – can be mind-boggling and calls for lots and lots of shopping (smiles all around ladies!). Whatever you choose, we hope these tips have helped you consider what will benefit your kitchen space the most. Subtlety or statement – you decide!

Kitchen Home Improvement Ideas

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Kitchen Home Improvement Ideas

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It’s said that the heart of the home is the kitchen. This couldn’t be truer with the kitchen being the place where people gather to eat, talk and socialise together.

As an important area of your home, you’ll want to make sure that you’re comfortable using the space to cook up a feast and that guests can feel welcome too. We don’t mean that you have to completely re-model your home but by doing most of the work yourself, kitchen home improvements can really make a huge difference.

By making the DIY home improvement changes yourself you’ll be able to create your kitchen to how you like it and also get sense of accomplishment.

So let’s take a look at some home improvement ideas to help transform your kitchen:

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1. Think about storage

• Storage is the problem that is going to drive you bonkers later on. Get a head start by measuring up your kitchen and think about what storage units you will need.

• Don’t be afraid to buy flat pack cupboards and customise them later if you’re trying to save money.

• If you need a lot more storage, think about a floor-to-ceiling cabinet.

• Cabinets don’t just have to be practical; add a shelving unit without a door to display wine glasses for something extra.

• Too create the illusion of more space in a smaller kitchen, use open shelves. This D.I.Y project is a much more inexpensive home renovation as all you need is a wood plank and some brackets.

• Don’t forget to have a clean out of your kitchen utensils. Sell what you don’t need and receive a less-cluttered space and some extra cash for the revamp.

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2. What about decoration?

• Choose a design theme and stick to it. Go for a neutral base colour if you want something that will age well. For example, use a white or cream as dark colours will close you in and make the kitchen feel smaller than it is.

Paint the walls and cupboards in your base colour so that they blend into each other and make the room look more spacious.

• To add interest, don’t go immediately for colour. Perhaps choose a different tile layout for your splashback for some dimension.

Painting the kitchen yourself will save a lot of money – or get an Airtasker to help you out.

• To reuse your existing cupboards, simply paint them and add another handle. Easy and cheap to do.

• If you want a pop of colour, think about painting the ceiling and/or adding a statement light over your island bench.

3. Other points to consider

• Invest in statement pieces; i.e. a luxurious sink, a marble counter, appliances. Save your money by reusing cupboards.

• Think about your finishes. Do you have kids? If so, stainless steel may not be the best option as it’s unforgiving when it comes to showing up marks.

• Shop for floor/show items. You may get a discount if the product has been scratched or dinged.

• It is simple and inexpensive to install soft-close hinges and gliders on drawers yourself. This will make an enormous difference to your kitchen atmosphere when it isn’t constantly flooded by the sound of slamming cupboard doors.

This article was written by Airtasker – Zoe T.

Got any other kitchen improvement ideas? Let us know in the comments below!