Create the ultimate living room with living room pendant lighting

Portsea bamboo feature pendant light in a modern airy Australian living room.
A cluster of Esperance natural feature lighting hang in a reading well-lit reading nook. There is a timber rocking chair, black stool and large plant in the living space.

When it comes to crafting the perfect atmosphere in your living room, it's hard to overstate the impact of living room pendant lighting. These versatile fixtures not only illuminate your space but also serve as exquisite design elements that can transform your living area into a haven of relaxation and style. 

Relaxation is paramount, and as a result, ambient lighting plays a pivotal role. Unlike harsh downlights that can be too intense for winding down after a busy day, living room pendant lighting offer a gentle, enveloping glow. Imagine yourself sinking into a cosy sofa, bathed in the soft radiance of a pendant light above—this is the essence of pure relaxation.

What size living room pendant lighting do I need?

Getting the size and scale right is key to achieving a harmonious look in your living room. Oversized pendant lights can dominate the space, while lights that are too small may get lost in the room's design. Not every home will enable you to hang pendant lighting because you need to be able to walk under it without fear of hitting your head.

Consider the size of your living room and the height of your ceiling when choosing pendant lights. If you have high ceilings and a spacious living area, larger pendant lights can make a bold statement. On the other hand, in cosier living rooms, smaller pendant lights can add a touch of elegance without overwhelming the space.

If you don’t have high ceilings, then hanging a pendant light lower in a corner of a room to create an inviting nook for reading is a great alternative.

What height do I hang living room pendant lights?

Just as with pendant lights in other areas of your home, finding the perfect height for your living room pendant lights is crucial. It's all about creating an inviting space where everything feels just right. You need to make sure that any pendant lights in living rooms are hung at a height that allows them to illuminate the room without creating harsh shadows. A minimum of 2.4 metres above the floor is a good starting point, it means that even a tall person will not have to duck to walk under it. If you hang a light in a corner to create a reading nook, these can be hung lower, try for 90 centimetres above the seat of the chair you put there, but use this as a guide because you may find it feels better to hang it a little higher. 

The power of living room pendant lighting goes beyond mere illumination; it's the art of creating an ambiance that brings relaxation as well as style. These fixtures provide the gentle, enveloping glow that is essential for unwinding in your living space after a long day. 

Getting it just right requires a careful consideration of size, scale, and height. Choosing the appropriate size pendant lights is a delicate balance. Your living room's dimensions and ceiling height should guide your decision.

If you’d like some help selecting the perfect lighting for your space, get in touch here – I’d love to help! Anna x

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