Chandeliers, pendant and ceiling lights provide a good spread of light across an entire room. Although we tend to think of chandeliers as being large and potentially obtrusive, there are many styles and lights that offer the same blanket of light in a room without taking up the whole ceiling space.
A chandelier has several arms stemming from the central fitting. Each arm has at least one light attached, and these may or may not have lightshades covering them. Chandeliers tend to be ornate in their design. There are also those that are considered multi-arm lights, rather than chandeliers. These are available in a large variety of different styles including less ornate, more geometric, designs.
Chandeliers and multi-arm lights offer a lot of lighting from a single fitting. They are best suited to large spaces. When used in a small room, chandeliers can be overpowering, so use some discretion when choosing this type of lighting.
Our collection of contemporary chandeliers includes designer glass celing lights. Choose from a wide array of unique ceiling lights for your lounge, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. We also have a large selection of vintage and shabby chic chandeliers, from French chic to crystal Venetian.
Pendant lights hang from the ceiling and are usually covered by a lightshade. The lightshade dulls the light, so that it isn’t too bright, and it can also help add a touch of style to your room lighting. These are one of the most common types of lighting in a home because they are easy to fit, convenient, and they offer adequate lighting for most spaces.
Pendant lights can be used in almost any room, although they may look lost and provide low levels of light in a large space. This can be overcome with the right choice of fitting and by using brighter bulbs.