Pendant lighting has found its way into many modern homes, and interior designers have discovered the benefits of these hanging fixtures. Pendants can be placed nearly anywhere in the home, but there are a few spots that are more ideal than others. At Masterpiece Lighting in Atlanta, we love helping people find the perfect fixtures, and in this blog, we’ll look at some of the optimal places for your new pendants.

The Hallway

If you have a long hallway extending from your front entry to the main part of the house, a pendant can look great within the space. You’ll want to be sure that the ceilings are high enough to accommodate a hanging light, and that the fixture is within the line of sight when someone is standing in or walking through the space.

For particularly long hallways, consider hanging multiple fixtures so there is plenty of light throughout the entire space. The mix of light and shadows will create the dramatic effect you want, and you can set the mood with the style of fixture you choose. If there are doorways at either end of the hallway, make sure any fixture you hang near the door won’t be damaged when a door is opened.

Above a Table

A single pendant above a kitchen or dining room table can make a strong statement, no matter how big the room is. If you have a breakfast nook where you like to enjoy your eggs, bacon, and coffee on Saturday mornings, the right hanging light can provide the ambient illumination you need. A small dining area can benefit from a single pendant that doesn’t take up as much space as a traditional chandelier. If you have a larger table, you can install two fixtures so that the surface of the table is adequately illuminated.

In the Stairwell

An interesting light fixture can look great in a stairwell, and if there’s a particularly high ceiling above your stairs, a pendant can be an ideal choice. There can be a lot of blank space in a stairwell, and adding a light can provide the depth and dimension you need. You’ll want to be sure there’s plenty of clearance between the light and the stairs so that everyone, even those who are a bit taller, can pass under without bumping their head.

There are other spots where pendants can function, such as above your kitchen island or in the middle the living room, and the experts at Masterpiece can help you decide where the best places are in your home. If you’re looking for a specific style of fixture, we will do our very best to find it for you at an affordable price. We carry products from more than 200 leading manufacturers, so chances are good that we can find exactly what you want!

Stop by our showrooms in Atlanta or Roswell today to speak with a member of our staff. We look forward to meeting you and assisting with your lighting needs!

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