Functionality is the most important factor when considering using a pendant type of lighting in your space. Pendant lighting can be used in areas where you need direct task or ambient lighting. It is commonly used to illuminate areas such as bar counters and kitchen islands; however, there are other alternative applications for pendant lights.
Pendant lights can also be used effectively to provide illumination, may it be task or ambient on a limited space like bedroom condominium lofts. When tackling very limited floor space bedroom areas, you can use pendant lights instead of night table lamps for bedside illumination, freeing up extra bedside surface space. This is also applicable to side table lighting in your living area or den.
Another very stylish pendant light application is vanity area lighting in your bathroom. Instead of typical wall sconces above or beside the mirror, you can hang a coordinated pendant above your vanity counter. This type of approach is very effective especially if you have a limited wall space and/or have a high ceiling profile. You can repeat the application over your bathtub area to complete the look.
Choosing the right size, finish and style of your pendant light is vital in achieving lighting as major part of overall design.