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Elevate your design: Our Top Decorative Pendant Light Picks

25 October 2023
Project Inspiration

We understand that lighting isn't just a practical necessity; it's an opportunity to infuse art and beauty into every space. Decorative pendant lights, especially glass pendant lights, have the unique ability to seamlessly blend aesthetics with functionality. In this blog, we'll share our favorite pendant lights for modern homes, with tips for architects and interior designers.

1. Elegance in glass

Glass pendant lights and pendant lighting fixtures embody elegance. Lights such as our Welles Glass Pendant is a piece of art that adds beauty to any space. Designers use glass pendant lights as statement pieces to anchor a room's design and create a captivating focal point.

2. Play with contrast

Mixing different pendant light styles and accent lighting creates interesting contrast, making the overall design more powerful and intriguing.

Many architects and designers have customized our Harlow Pendants, which feature blown glass and warm metals, with stunning results.

Clear glass and metal accents in lighting solutions add depth and character, making designs visually captivating with contrasting materials.

3. Height matters

Pendant lights hang from ceilings and their height and placement can greatly impact the overall design. Architects and interior designers should experiment with heights to create depth and drama. This particularly creates a great effect when hanging over a dining table.

Our Harlow Pendant series, with its adjustable cords, allows for flexibility in arrangement. Try a staggered or cascading display to make a powerful design statement that highlights the beauty of glass.

4. The art of transparency

Glass pendant lights make rooms feel open and light by creating transparency and airiness. They work particularly well in dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and hallways.

The Welles Glass Pendant in this project demonstrates this, diffusing light gently to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Consider the impact of materials in your designs; glass offers both elegance and functionality, making it a versatile choice.

5. Customizing for functionality

While aesthetics are paramount, how practical a light is, is equally important.

Architects and interior designers must strike the balance to ensure that the lighting choices serve the space's needs.

Our Welles Pendant by Kelly Hoppen has adjustable arms, which allows for precise light direction. It's an excellent choice for kitchens, workspaces, or areas requiring task lighting.

6. Showcasing character

Every design project is an opportunity to express personality or brand identity. Our Luna pendant, with its delicate and organic forms, exudes sophistication and uniqueness. When assessing hanging light choose pendant lights that match your design and client's style, adding personality and meaning to the space.

Using glass pendant lights in your designs isn't just about lighting; it's about creating an experience. These types of lighting fixtures can transform spaces into artful expressions of design and personality.

In conclusion, glass pendant lights and pendant lamps offer architects and interior designers a world of possibilities. These lights are versatile tools that can enhance any design. They have multiple uses such as statement pieces, creating contrasting effects, experimenting with height, adding transparency and showcasing character.

Remember, the right glass pendant light and glass shades can set the mood, tell a story, and leave a lasting impression. So, continue to experiment, stay inspired, and let your creativity shine through in your designs. At Gabriel Scott, we help you design well-lit and beautifully designed spaces.

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