Scandinavian lighting style is a design movement characterized by a focus on functionalism and simplicity. It also combines the use of natural materials, such as leather, wood, and hemp. Furthermore, Scandinavian lighting design is often influenced by a connection to nature, which combines natural shapes, abstraction, and the use of natural elements. Scandinavian style offers a blend of textures, contrasts, and soft hues to create a sleek, modern feel.
If Scandinavian pendant lights are your current design crush, light up your living space with our collection of Scandinavian pendant lights. Available in an extensive array of designs and finishes – there are so many beautiful options.
Scandinavian lighting marries modern design with natural elements. Learn how you can incorporate its minimalist aesthetic into your own home.
Location: Pendant lighting is a modern alternative to chandeliers, and perfectly complements the Scandinavian aesthetic. Achieve an inspired look from lighting fixtures such as the Replica Poul Henningsen PH5 LightandReplica Poul Henningsen Artichoke Pendant Lamp, all introduced by Danish architect Poul Henningsen in the 1920s. These bold yet simple fixtures create a bright, localized light source that works well above a wooden table.
Colour: Scandinavian design often boasts a neutral-heavy color palette. Because winters are long and dark in Northern Europe, Nordic design utilizes whites, greys, and tans to make a space feel uniform and bright. Often, accents of blue and other bold colors are incorporated loosely throughout. Scandinavian decor often bears high contrasts, so don’t be afraid to go all-in on an all-white dining room and a blue or black statement lighting for a more dramatic approach.
Other Considerations: Incorporating Scandinavian design into your space is a great way to add classic yet contemporary lighting that doesn’t cause a distraction. By sticking to your preferred design features and working with the aesthetic of your space, you can confidently add Scandinavian lighting to practically any room.
Best Selling Scandinavian Pendant Lighting
Modern Danish Pendant Light - Black: Crafted carefully from a combination of wood and aluminium. The top wooden portion and the aluminum shade are just perfect to feature the elegance and stunning beauty of the pendant lamp. Inspired by the Nordic autumn forest and oak acorn form, the lamp would make a perfect addition to your dining room and living room areas.
Replica Tuukka Halonen Pilke 60 Pendant Light: High quality Zest Lighting reproduction of an original by Finnish designer Tuukka Halonen for Design House Showroom Finland. The intricate design allows the light to bounce and bend to reach every corner of the room, bathing it in a soft glow that will inspire.
Replica Benjamin Hubert Spinning BH2 Pendant Light - Matt White: This is a stylish and modern pendant light that is perfect for a variety of home and commercial settings. Inspired by the spinning top, the light has a sleek and elegant design that creates a sense of movement. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It is a popular choice for kitchens, restaurants, bedrooms, hallways, foyers and lobbies, and other large indoor and outdoor configurations in private and public spaces.
Leather Strap Cone Pendant Light - Black: Metal and leather go well with the light Nordic style. The combination of these materials also allows the light to visually interact with a modern interior, where combining materials is one of the biggest current trends. The narrow and elegant leather gives it a warm and raw look, balancing a classic and the industrial expression. Designed by Bjørn + Balle, it comes with two leather straps in brown and black respectively, so it's up to you to give the pendant its final look.
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?
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