Let's shed a little light on the ceiling-heightening, high-style opportunities of the pendant. They're practical: providing concentrated light where you need it, and stylish: available in practically in any shape and finish you can dream up. Here are some of our favorites.
1. It's sleek but has a super-cool silhouette. We can see this matte black pendant blending perfectly in a moody room or providing contrast against lighter walls. This STG pendant is available at Amazon, $49.99.
2. This cute, poppy silicone pendant is available in many fun colors so you'll never run out of inspiration and for the price of two lattes, we're in. The Lighting Sky Colorful Silicone Pendant from Amazon, $8.95
3. The Kenroy Home Bulletin 3-Light Pendant is attention grabbing thanks to its unique shape but keeps things neutral and earthy with a subtly textured finish. At Amazon, $156.82
4. Go for the drama with a multi-strand, drapey industrial statement like the Unitary Antique Large Barn Chandelier at Amazon, $139.99
5. The crackled finish on that Linea di Liara Nicola Round Pendant lends interest and unique style to a classic shape and black and white color scheme. Available at Amazon, $59.99
6. The Tech Lighting Amber Cube is equal parts retro and futuristic with a cool, transparent glow. At Amazon, $208
7. The perfect low-profile, industrial choice, the Ecopower Wire Cage Lamp at Amazon could fly solo or be hung in multiples, $26.99
8. If you need to light a wider area like a countertop or long dining table, try a Westinghouse 3-Light Mini Pendant. It's modern and the three attached pendants give you plenty of bang for you buck. At Amazon, $40.37