The most prominent feature of the Bohemian decor is the combination of colors, textures and patterns encapsulated into the design. Materials like rope, rattan, and embellished metals go a long way in a bohemian style room.
Having the right lighting is an important part of achieving the perfect bohemian look. Bohemian style is layered in all ways and that includes lighting. It is important that each room has a number of light sources. Keep in mind the functions of the light but also be sure that they are also delightful to look at.
The main point of a bohemian style lighting is that it is eclectic and reflective of you, your artistic preferences and your adventures. This is not like a traditional style where you can just replicate a page out of a trendy catalogue. Make sure to select elements that speak to your personality and each have a story.
The bohemian style is a playful mix of colours, patterns, and materials. Such decor will never bore you. Below are our favourite picks of Bohemian pendant lights for your consideration.
Canya Rattan Natural Pendant Light: Light up your bohemian bedroom with an earthy pendant light made from rattan, like the Canya. Measuring 60cm in diameter, the layered shades create beautiful light shadows.
Replica Graypants Scraplight Disc Pendant Light: This is a natural beauty that is made of reclaimed materials. During daytime the shades are dark and clean objects. When the darkness comes, the walls transform into a play of different stripes of light, formed by the corrugation in the cardboard.
Aqua Nickel Perforated Teardrop Pendant: Perforated metals are also quite common in Bohemian style decor and this pendant light features a delicately-patterned perforation in a teardrop shade allowing the light to pass through. The metal lanterns are popular among Arab countries. Go for the nickel or chrome metal finish when you want to achieve a bohemian look.
Urban Blub Pendant Light: This pendant is inspired by the traditional Indian water jugs, looks its best when combined with other pieces from the urban shade range. This pendant has a timeless and pared-back grace, with a matt powder-coated exterior colouring and a warm interior glow.
If the above top picks don't suit your needs, we welcome you to browse and shop all of our bohemian pendant lights available at Zest Lighting. We have a wide selection of pendant lights online to suit most applications and budgets.
How to Choose the Best Pendant Lights: Size, Finishes, Styles and Installation Options
With so many versatile pendant lighting options, you may have a hard time choosing just one. So how do you choose the best pendant for your space? You can start by going through the considerations listed below:
Purpose: In certain rooms, a light fixture serves a more functional purpose rather than fashionable. For instance, the pendants you choose to hang over your kitchen island will provide functional, task-oriented illumination while the lighting at the front door is meant to captivate guests entering your home.
Size: Know the square footage of the room as well as the ceiling height (including vaulted and sloped ceilings) to help you make the best choice. Be mindful of all sizing dimensions including width, depth, height and even weight of a fixture you are interested in.
Positioning: Consider the positioning of the pendant light and its effects on style, general lighting of the room as well as symmetry of design.
Colours: Look for pendant lights that will complement your existing colour palette. We have pendant lights available in a variety of colours including but not limited to black, white, grey, brass, gold, natural, and copper.
Brightness: The ideal lumen count for ambient lighting in a dining room–or any room–is determined by the space’s square footage. Per 10 square metres, a dining room needs about 250-400 total lumens. However, please be mindful that most pendant lights are supported by downlights and other functional lighting so pendant light brightness is sometimes considered secondary ambient lighting rather than focused functional lighting.
Uplight Lighting: upwards lighting, providing reflected ambiance around a space, rather than direct downlighting
Downlight Lighting: Ideal when your room needs lots of direct, focused light as well as ambient light. Most common use.
Ambient Lighting: Diffused non direct lighting
Installation Height: Consider how height affects style, safety and illumination. Also, consider ease of installation and its maintenance. For example, if you plan to install in high ceilings, be sure you have all the necessary equipment and items before hiring an electrician. An electrician may have to hire scaffolding so it is highly advised that you check that all items are in working order and ready for installation before hiring a scaffold. Also, consider how the fixture will be cleaned or maintained over time - would a ladder and duster reach or would you need to hire a specialist cleaner?
Zest Lighting has a large range of the best designs in lighting in one place. Our range spans from iconic pieces of past eras to the contemporary designs of today - there's something here for everyone. Our design enthusiasts meticulously hand pick and approve each design to ensure a large but curated collection that fits our customers high standards in style. We have spent a lot of time looking for the right pieces to add to our collection and hope you like them as much as we do.
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