Chandeliers vs. Pendants

Written by Bruce Hughes on . Posted in Family

Many people, while decorating or re-decorating their house, don’t pay much attention to the type of lighting they need or want, up until the very moment they have to install it. And while most of us always notice a great looking lamp when we enter an interior design store, we rarely think about ceiling lights. However, this is an important aspect and the choice of lighting bears a great weight over the entire look of the room.

There are some general rules or, better said trends, that people go by in this matter, such as spot lights in the bathroom or rise and fall lighting fixtures in the kitchen, but the most common question home owners face in choosing the ceiling lights is whether they should go with chandeliers or pendants for the living room or bedroom. This may seem like an easy choice, but it hardly ever is and there are several factors that go into this decision, which is the more difficult as there are countless stores and providers of hundreds of designs and types of both chandeliers and pendants, a good example being

One of the first things you need to take into account when facing the decision of chandelier or pendant for your bedroom or living room is the room’s dimensions. Chandeliers work great in tall rooms, with high ceilings, while pendants are perfect if you want to give the room the impression of being taller. Of course, the height of the room is not the only factor to take into account. It is important for the ceiling light to blend perfectly with the decor of the room. Crystal chandeliers are, as you may realize, a poor choice for bedrooms with minimalistic furniture, just as spot lights and simple pendants wouldn’t look so good in a bourgeois living room, with massive wood furniture. Apart from dimensions and decor, personal taste also has a lot to do with the choice of lighting fixture. If you like chandeliers very much, then you will certainly be able to find one that is more modern looking and could make a good fit with a more modern room, especially with today’s incredible variety in the field and the great number of online stores that market these products, such as

All things considered, if you want to make sure that you’ve chosen the most appropriate lighting fixture for your living room or bedroom, then you need to make sure you factor in all the aspects mentioned above and carefully analyze your needs, but also the unity of your rooms. As far as shopping for ceiling lights and lighting fixtures in general, don’t worry about that and be sure to make use of the online stores, such as, as they provide wide variety of products and lower prices. Furthermore, online shops generally offer home delivery, so you can take that worry off your shoulders as well. The impressive variety of types and designs of chandeliers and pendants these days allow you to more easily find the best suitable unit for you, regardless of preference or room style.

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