Trend Alert: Mini Pendant Lights
I love creating lighting designs to enhance spaces, and similarly to keeping up with interior design trends, I keep abreast of lighting trends too! One type of light fixture that is becoming increasingly popular is the Mini Pendant Light! But many homeowners are unsure of how they can use them in their homes, or even if they’re worth using in the first place.
Let’s take a closer look at Mini Pendant Lights!
Why we love mini pendant lights!
Let’s be real – not all of us can afford to live in a grand mansion. And as a result, we have to be clever with what we put in our spaces! Mini pendant lights are a great alternative to larger pendants. If you have a small kitchen for example, using two or three mini pendant lights could help to make the space feel bigger and stylish at the same time.
Mini pendant lights are scaled-down pendants that can work in almost any space. You can never go wrong with a mini pendant light!
How to use mini pendant lights.
There are a number of ways you can use mini pendant lights in your home.
In the kitchen, suspend a row of mini pendant lights above the island, or peninsula, to add practical yet stylish illumination to the area. You could even stagger the height of the mini pendants to create more visual interest.
You could use a multi-light pendant in the dining room above the table to add a warm glow to the space.
Or, why not try using a mini pendant light above your nightstands in the bedroom?
TOP TIPS – Hang mini pendants 65 – 70 inches above the floor. Ensure there is 28 – 34 inches between the underside of the fixture to the counter or table it’s hung above. And if you plan on using more than one pendant, allow one fixture for every two feet of counter length.
What to watch for.
There are some considerations to take into account when thinking of using mini pendant lights in your home…
Firstly, it’s the scale of them versus the space you intend to place them in. Is your kitchen island extra large? Mini pendants may get lost in the space if only a few are used.
From an illumination point of view, mini pendants shouldn’t be used alone in a space. This is because they will not sufficiently light the space or surface, and should always be used in addition to other general lighting, like recessed downlights.
Ways to make this trend last in your home
Mini pendant lights can last many years in your home if chosen correctly!
One of the main things to consider is the scale of the pendant versus the area you are installing them above.
Then you should make sure that the style or design you choose complements or works with your space. Do you prefer more of an industrial style home, or modern? Ensure you choose a fixture that is in line with this preferred style.
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