7 Reasons You Should Hang a Quirky Pendant Lamp at Your Place

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Original Graphic by Alison Yousefi

It’s kind of a shame that many of us only think of lighting as something we need rather than something that will elevate our décor. The thing is that cute pendant lamps automatically add quirk, whimsy, and a touch of prettiness to any space they’re in. If your excuse for not incorporating pendant lamps into your design is that you don’t have the room, then you’re just fooling yourself. Since these lights drop down from the ceiling, they work in even the tiniest of abodes (trust us, we know small spaces).

Cute pendant lamps also help brighten up dark areas around the home—they work great as mini spotlights in a dark reading nook or in a bedroom that doesn’t get much natural light.

They also function as mini works of art when hung in clusters over a dining table or kitchen island. Since there’s no reason you wouldn’t want a cute pendant lamp in your home sweet home, we’ve chosen some of our favorites. Scroll through to see why we’re obsessed.

Bower Single Pendant C Light
Bower Studios Single Pendant C Light $3,200
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This artistic piece crafted in conjunction with Bower boasts LED lights so you won’t have to change a light bulb again (at least in this room).

Sculptural Glass Geo Pendant - Medium
West Elm Sculptural Glass Geo Pendant-Medium $39 - $139
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For maximum prettiness, cluster several architectural pendants in varying pastel hues.

Vary the size and height of the cute pendant lamps.

Ombre Mirrored Pendant
West Elm Ombre 3-Light 11" Mirrored Pendant $359
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Not only can you alter how low the light hangs, but this pendant’s ombré finish has an awesome effect when it’s lit.

Zuo Forecast Teardro Shade Pendant Lamp $230
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You’ll see different gorgeous angles of this rose-gold ceiling lamp depending on where you’re standing (or sitting). We’re partial to hanging it above a desk as a stunning focal point.

Selamat Collins 1-Light Pendant, Natural $149
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Dark patios, no more. Rely on a twisted jute pendant from this sustainable label to give your space a subtle glow.

John-Richard Glass Globe 6-Light Pendant $2,514 $1,760
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John-Richard is all about functional pieces that double as art. This stunning geometric statement-maker features six intersecting handblown glass pendants.

Fucsia Pendant Lamp 1
Achille Castiglioni x FLOS Fucsia 1 Pendant Lamp $495
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This blown glass cone light fixture is seriously high-tech. It lets off both diffused and direct light, and its shape was designed to eliminate glare.

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