In the above moodboard, Samantha has used beautiful organic elements to break up the white. The Pendants she has used are from our Coastal Collection.
If you decide that Pendant Lights will be your statement, the most common question we get asked is...
"How do I position Pendant Lights over my kitchen island bench?"
We live by the rule that there are no rules when it comes to your home - but there are certainly some guidelines that help with this decision.
We spoke to lighting specialist Eleanor Blackstock of our Byron Bay stockist, Creative Lighting Solutions, around considerations to take into account.
How high should Pendants hang?
According to Eleanor:
"Balance is key when positioning your pendants, so while final placement is influenced by specifics of your space (ceiling height, bench length and depth, pendant width, etc.) we do like to allow for 30cm clearance either end of the bench to minimise risk of head-knocks.
We tend to then continue this spacing between pendants for symmetry, particularly when working with an odd number of fittings."
The optimal height is approximately 75-90cm above the bench (depending on ceiling height).
Ultimately - it's your space, and personal preference should be the final decider.
“Generally, symmetrical, evenly spaced pendants are very desirable in a kitchen as we feel more at peace around spaces that feel balanced.
Having said that, there are definitely instances where I would ‘break the rules’.
For example, if you have a higher stud, or architectural ceiling then you might use a large, off-centre pendant or a cluster hung together at different heights to add grandeur and drama. In this case you can balance the ‘visual weight’ of the pendant feature with other elements such as tall cabinetry, feature shelving, or by subtly repeating textures and materials throughout to create visual flow.”
"We recommend experimenting a little to find what resonates with you.
This could be achieved by sketching your bench and drawing (or cutting out) some to-scale circles to represent your pendants, then move them around to have a play with your layout."