9 Gorgeous Pendants That Will Light Up Your Life, Starting at Just $68

published Oct 19, 2022
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Having the right light in every room is so important, but it’s about more than just daylight or brightness. Beautifully-designed hanging light fixtures can steal your attention when you walk into a space, adding sophistication — whether or not they’re switched on. From mixed materials to unique silhouettes, these stylish and affordable! pendants will help you illuminate your space any time of day.

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Single Mini Pendant

Simple (yet gorg!) brushstroke-inspired stripes turn an ordinary globe pendant into a work of art. Pair a couple or trio together above your kitchen sink or bathroom vanity to frame the space.  

Ceramic Pendant

Just when I thought I had seen every piece of nautical decor out there, this sea urchin light surprised me with its understated elegance. Petite and made from porcelain, it’s a unique way to add interest to an overlooked nook or corner.

Buy: WHITE CERAMIC URCHIN PENDANT, $215.00 from Shades of Light

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Handwoven Rattan Pendant

Thanks to a sturdy metal frame and sprawling, handwoven rattan shade (it’s nearly three feet wide!), this is the eye-catching living room light you’ve been looking for.  Sure, it’s a splurge with a capital “S,” but one of these would also be lovely — and large enough — as a lone fixture in a kitchen.

Buy: Hollis Pendant in Natural, $599.00 from Arhaus

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3-Light Glass Pendant

The only thing better than one gorgeous pendant light? A group of three! Offering more light, more reflection, and, well, more silhouettes to admire, this piece makes a stunning choice over dining tables, big or small.  

Buy: McCarthy 3-Light Glass 23″ Dia Pendant, $249.00 from Pottery Barn

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Farmhouse-Style Pendant

If you’re looking for a light with an industrial edge, this metal and wood style is unique and affordable. Because it’s under nine inches in width, you’ve got plenty of hanging options for it — from an entryway to over an end tables.

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Black Rattan Pendant

This sleek style is the boho-meets-mod pick you didn’t know you needed in your life. An unusual geometric drum shape (hello, trapezoid!) combined with black paint gives natural rattan wood a bold new attitude. 

Buy: Humboldt Pendant, $200.00 from All Modern

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Glass Dome Pendant

Small yet surprisingly substantial, this glass dome pendant is calling for your kitchen island. Dipped in color and floating inside brass hardware, this split-glass shade highlights the bulb without letting it steal the show.    

Buy: Haleigh 8″ Glass Dome Rod Pendant, $328.00 from Rejuvenation

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Handmade African Pendant

Inspired by Ndebele African jewelry, this pendant is truly an accessory for any room. Ethically hand-crafted in South Africa from carved birch wood rings, it’s designed to nestle and move with the breeze in your room, making it a splurge you won’t regret.

Buy: Ndebele Woven Green Pendant Light, $698.00 from 54 Kibo

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5-Bulb Light Pendant

If you love clean lines as much as you love light, this 5-bulb pick is the linear light for you. Bulb choice is everything with this pendant though, so make sure you’ve got plenty of dimmable Edison style bulbs at the ready. 

Buy: Blythdale 5 – Light Kitchen Island Linear Pendant, $299.99 $137.99 from Wayfair