As with many rooms in homes these days, the living room is called on to serve multiple purposes. It can go from a casual spot for homework or reading to hosting a cozy movie marathon or competitive game night to serving as the venue for elegant cocktail parties. And for all these occasions, pendant lights deliver big on function and style.
From formal to casual, there’s an elegant option for every living room. For instance, notice the depth of character that these Hammerton Studio Rock Crystal 15″ Tall Hand Blown Glass LED Pendants provide to the open floor plan. The LED pendants visible from the casual living room space extend from multiple ports at varying lengths complimenting the elegant table to claim the formal dining room.
Whether your style is romantic or modern, industrial or transitional, a stunning pendant light can enhance its aesthetics by putting the finishing touches on your home’s design. Pendant lighting can create a focal point, and with a dimmer switch, you can easily change up the atmosphere and the mood of the room. From formal to casual, there’s an elegant option for every living room.
Pendant Light Sizing Tips for Living Room
Before the search for the best pendant light for the living room begins, it is essential to determine the right size for the space. Large or multi-light pendants make a statement in living rooms with high ceilings. Guests will have plenty of headroom, and the large size will keep the pendant from getting lost in the room. For rooms with lower ceilings, hang the pendant over a coffee table to keep it out of the traffic pattern.
Silhouette 25 Inch Large Pendant by Troy Lighting
With so much going on in this living room, a large ornate pendant would be overwhelming. Yet, the space still needs a light source and design element to pull it together. The Silhouette 25 Inch Large Pendant by Troy Lighting makes the perfect understated statement in this casually elegant room.
Pendant Light Styles and Finishes
Pendant lights are available in many styles and finishes, so there are plenty to choose from. Lighting has a specific function in a room, but it also serves as a design element to reinforce the style. Consider how the color palette and existing furnishings work together in the room and choose lighting that supports it.
Royalton 26 Inch Large Pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting
Harkening back to the elegance of the Jazz Age, the Royalton 26 Inch Large Pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting brings a glamorous feel to this living room. Strings of crystal beads cascade all around the light source, creating a sparkling effect. Centered over the coffee table, this pendant adds a dash of panache to the room’s design.
Barry Goralnick Hatton 14 Inch Large Pendant by Visual Comfort and Co.
This gorgeous pendant creates a unique look in an eclectic living room. Featuring overlapping marquise-shaped metal pieces, the Barry Goralnick Hatton 14 Inch Large Pendant by Visual Comfort and Co. gives the room a feeling of gentle tranquility. Warm light spills around the top, bottom, and gaps in the shade, enhancing the ambiance.
Harmony Large Pendant by Alora Lighting
Hung at different heights, these pendants blend glass and metal elements together into a balanced whole in the aptly named Harmony Large Pendants by Alora Lighting. The water opal glass globe is suspended within the lavish natural brass frame held together with contrasting black arms. It all comes together in this classic and serene pendant.
Mini Pendant Lights
Mini pendants are great for small spaces and can be hung solo or in a larger grouping to make a statement. Mini pendants hung in regular lines or grids have a formal look and feel, while staggered heights offer a casual look. Unique mini pendants establish a room’s style. When looking for lighting that blends with existing décor, transitional style is your best bet.
Larmes Led 4 Inch LED Mini Pendant by ET2 Lighting
To create a unique look in the living room, mix it up by choosing Larmes Led 4 Inch LED Mini Pendant by ET2 Lighting and hanging them at different heights. Grouping them together infuses an organic feel into the room’s décor that is both subtle and stunning.
Multi-Light Pendant Lights
With three and up to 10 light sources stemming from the same fixture, multi-light pendants are often mistaken for chandeliers. The difference lies in the way their lights are suspended. Chandeliers hang in a branched system, with one or more lights per branch. Multi-light pendants have decedent lights that stem from the same fixture. This type of lighting can be used in place of a chandelier to make a modern focal point of perfectly layered lighting will make the atmosphere inviting and warm.
Griffin 39 Inch 6 Light Multi Light Pendant by Hubbardton Forge
Why settle for function alone when you can choose a pendant that looks like a piece of art? A spectacular display of artistry, the Griffin 39 Inch 6 Light Multi Light Pendant by Hubbardton Forge features a newly developed technique of forging bark-like textural elements in steel. The result is a stunning arrangement of steel and light that balances organic glass forms.