Large Scale Lighting

Large Scale Lighting

Ronee Saroff
Mar 15, 2010

When it comes to pendant lighting, apparently size does matter. But these larger-than-life fixtures do more than simply brighten a room. They act as a focal point that simultaneously grounds the space while creating a sense of expansiveness.

Playing with scale is a great way to add visual interest and draw attention away from negative elements, especially in a smaller space. To keep the look from becoming cartoonish, choose a fixture with a simple form and design. Round, cylindrical, or cone-shaped fixtures work well in a room with high ceilings, whereas oblong or elliptical shapes add width to a narrower room with lower ceilings.


Images: 1. World of Interiors, 2. Bestlite, 3. Anthony Duffeleer, 4. Antonieta D'Introno,
5. Portland Monthly

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