Traditional and classic pendant lights are featured in various shapes, going from curled shapes to classic round chandeliers. Nowadays, they are also found in more tight shapes, for instance with balls. When thinking about classic hanging lights, we see that classic chandeliers with crystals are very popular. The crystals are hung on small cables and ensure a nice reflection of the light. They are also combined with leaves. A classic pendant light with fabric lamp shades is also among the possibilities. Candle lamps are much used in these.
The understated elegance of traditional and classic pendant lighting is a pleasure to behold and a perfect way to give your space an inviting period look. Classic period decorating can add a warm, inviting look to a home. With traditional details ranging from Tiffany style glass to crystal accents, these classics are a great fit for turn-of-the-century homes and new construction alike.
Mount classic pendants over a bar, game table or kitchen island. Add aesthetically pleasing elements with a functional light source. Get elegance and practicality with classic pendant lights.
Zest Lighting is your go-to source for traditional and classic pendant lighting online.
Regardless of your décor style, you can find a traditional or classic pendant that suits your space.
The traditional design is a timeless style inspired by the 18th and 19th-century European decor. If you have a thing for classic art pieces, antique items, symmetry and other design elements from history you should go for traditional designs. Although, traditional light fittings may look a bit off in ultra modern interiors, it can still be used in "dabs" throughout a modern space. But it's most common application is obviously in traditional homes and offices.
Traditional versus Modern
Traditional pendant lights are a bit more formal or ornate, these refined lighting fixtures feature intricate details and thoughtful design which add sophistication, warmth and richness to a space. Traditional design is very different from modern design in the way it uses ornate patterns while modern design focuses on minimalistic prints and patterns. Traditional design focuses on detail and lots of it.
How to Choose the Best Traditional Pendant Lights for your Home: Size, Finishes, Styles and Installation Options
With so many traditional pendant lights to choose from, you may have a hard time choosing just one. So how do you choose the best pendant light 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. Most traditional pendant lights are used more as a decorative piece that injects style and fashion into a traditional or federation style home. Although it does provide light, it is considered more of a decorative piece to ignite a space. Common application areas are dining rooms, hallways, bedrooms and kitchen.
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. Also consider the different tiers, candles and arms of the light fitting and its impact on the space.
Positioning: Consider the positioning of the traditional 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. Traditional fittings like to make use of bold and old colours like brass, clear glass and bronze.
Brightness: The ideal lumen count for ambient lighting in a a room is determined by the space’s square footage. Per 10 square metres, a room needs about 250-400 total lumens.
Light Colour: The colour temperature of lights is another aspect of lighting that you would need to consider. You have 3 main options which is cool white, warm white and neutral white. Cool white is considered to be the more modern choice for modern homes while warm white is suitable for modern ambient bars.
Installation Height, Assembly and Ease of Installation: When installing pendant lights, please consider ease of installation and its maintenance. For example, if you plan to install on 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? In saying that, most traditional pendant lights are used in bedrooms, dining rooms, hallways and and lounge rooms so most of the case it should not be too difficult to install.
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
Accessory Availability and Warranty: Make sure you look at features like accessory availability, warranty and ease of installation when you pick a pendant light.
Choosing a Traditional Pendant Light
If you are having a difficult time in choosing a traditional pendant light, we have curated a small list of our "Most Popular Traditional Pendant Lights". These light fittings are a staple in our designer pendant lighting catalogue, and are universally appealing to suit most functions, styles and applications.
Our Replica Studio Job Paper Pendant Chandelier is one of the more popular traditional pendant light mostly used in hallways, lounge rooms and other spaces with a high ceiling. It can be positioned as the front and centre of the room or on the corner of a large room as an extra decorative element in the room. It combines old world elegance with a modern vibe and features six ornate lantern holders surrounding a classical decorative shaped body - an ode to traditional style and material. Sleek, stylish and sexy with a classic twist.
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