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Set The Mood

2 May 2024

How high to hang your new pendant above the dining table? What bulb will suit a refreshing kitchen space? Your pendant lighting questions answered...
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Whether you're looking to create a cosy bedroom retreat or a functional kitchen workspace, choosing the perfect pendant and bulb combination will set the mood for every occasion. From bedrooms to bathrooms, kitchens to dining rooms, we'll shed light on how to choose the perfect pendant and bulb for every area of your home.

Just remember, there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to finding the right lighting design for your home, this guide is to help with inspiration for those struggling with where to begin…


In the bedroom, lighting sets the tone for relaxation and rejuvenation. When selecting a single main pendant for the bedroom, consider a pendant with a design that complements your bedroom decor, whether it's sleek and modern or rustic and bohemian.

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The Butterfly Pendant adds striking nature inspired form to this bedroom space by @charlottefindlaterdesign.

As a general guideline, aim to hang the pendant 35-50cm above the top of the headboard. This ensures that the pendant remains visually proportional to the bed while providing ample overhead lighting without overwhelming the space.

Consider the option of using two small pendants on either side of the bed instead of traditional bedside table lights. This not only saves valuable table space but also adds a touch of symmetry and elegance. Consider your functionality and comfort when opting for bedside pendants, suspending 60-90cm above the nightstand's surface for optimum form and function.

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The sculptural form of the Verso Pendant Small is perfect for creating idyllic lie ins. 
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The Loer Pendant comes with the pre-selected bulb that creates an ethereal glow that is well suited to bedroom spaces, such as this one by

Opt for warm bulb, such as the Tala Porcelain II, to create a cosy atmosphere perfect for unwinding after a long day. Pair this with a trailing edge dimming system to set the perfect atmosphere for unwinding after a long day. 

Hallway, staircases, and entranceways

These areas serve as the entrance to your home, setting the stage for what's to come. Illuminate these spaces effectively by choosing pendants that provide ample light for safe travels. For entranceways and staircases, opt for pendants with a helpful downlighting to ensure even illumination, whilst in hallways you can introduce more playful texture with a sculptural design.

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The Semper Pendant mirrors the ever changing lighting levels of the sun with it's adjustable outer rings.  

When it comes to hanging height, aim for around 7 feet above the floor, if you have the space, to avoid any head bumps. If your space is too compact for this, opt for a Flush Ceiling Lighting design, so you can still create design impact without any human or door impact.

The Flock Chandelier Range and Cluster Lighting designs are perfect for the void above stairs wells, as they not only illuminate your path up the stairs but fill the space with beautiful design. We’ve preselected the perfect bulb for the Flock range, which makes the chandelier and your space shine in harmony.

Depending on which pendant you chose, utilise the Tala Gaia or Tala Porcelain II/III bulbs in hallways to create a welcoming, and refreshing ambiance.  


In the heart of the home, lighting is key to creating a functional and inviting space. If you are seeking one ‘hero’ lighting piece for your kitchen, consider a large, statement piece that offers plenty of uninterrupted illumination to reach every corner of your space.

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Five exposed bulbs suspend with perfect balance to create an endless illumination with the Kern Pendant Giant.  

When it comes to kitchen island lighting, choose pendants that complement the scale and style of your island. A trio of pendants hung approximately 70-90cm above the countertop will provide optimal task lighting while maintaining a visually appealing aesthetic.

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Perfect for compact, or awkwardly shapes, kitchens, the Bue Pendant casts a handy spotlight, wherever you need it. 
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The Enka Pendant is your kitchen lighting hero. Drawing eyes with it's unique design and sleek form, the Enka illuminates with warm downlight. 

The Tala Elva and Tala Globe bulbs offer the perfect blend of task lighting that is still warming and welcoming…

Dining Room

The dining room is where meals are shared and memories are made, so it's important to get the lighting just right. When choosing pendant lights for above the dining table, consider the size and shape of the table.

A general rule of thumb is to hang the pendant approximately 60cm above the tabletop for optimal illumination without obstructing views across the table.

The inviting XXX bulb will enhance the dining experience and create an inviting ambience.

Posted: 02.05.24

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