Why We Love Drum Pendants
For today’s contemporary interiors, incorporating contemporary ceiling lighting is an easy way to achieve a cohesive and modern look. Drum pendant lighting creates an instant focal point that doesn’t detract from existing furniture and decorative accessories and provides a good mix of ambient and task lighting. Offered in small and large sizes along with a stunning array of shade colors, there’s sure to be a pendant light that ties your space together.
Where Drum Chandeliers Work Best
Drum chandeliers and pendants add a touch of refinement to any space thanks to their understated circular silhouette and top and bottom shades that evenly disperse light. Perfect for , grand foyers, entryways, and corridors, drum pendants come in a diversity range of sizes, drop heights, and finishes, making it easy to find one that matches your unique style.
Drum Pendants: Transitional to Trendy
Part of the appeal of drum pendants is the myriad of different styles available. Drum pendants with opaque or fabric shades work well in formal dining rooms, while styles with brightly colored shades or laser cut globes add a touch of chic style to modern spaces like lofts and living areas with open floor plans.
For contemporary drum pendants, brands like Cerno and Robert Abbey have an amazing selection of pendants with linear shapes and mixed media for a distinctive look. If you seek a more futuristic looking fixture, Luceplan specializes in trend-setting drum ceiling lights with unique shapes, multiple globes, and asymmetric silhouettes. Modern Forms offers sleek drum lights that are perfectly suited to minimalist and contemporary spaces, while Pablo Designs specializes in ultra-modern single and multi-light pendants. It doesn’t matter if your interior design style is transitional or trendy, there’s a drum pendant that will perfectly suit the space.
How to Choose the Best Drum Pendant Lights
The key to choosing the right drum pendant begins with research. The size of the pendant’s shade is critically important, as this will affect the overall look of the room where you install the fixture. While it may seem intuitive to install a smaller drum pendant in a small room, a slightly larger version can help create the illusion of a grander room. Long, narrow spaces like formal dining areas and corridors look outstanding with multiple, evenly spaced drum pendants. When looking for a new drum chandelier, be mindful of common sizing dimensions like diameter (of the shade), height and suspension length. How far the drum light will suspend from the base of the ceiling is especially important when it is installed over kitchen or dining tables.
When shopping for a drum pendant, there are a few other things to keep in mind. Some pendants require special wiring or accessories for safe installation, so it’s important to make sure the pendant you choose is compatible with your existing wiring. Also, be mindful of the bulb type and they type of lighting it is designed to provide. For dining areas, look for pendants that support bulbs that emit softer ambient lighting. If you plan to place your new pendant in a low-light space like a hallway or a room with no access to natural light, brighter LED pendant lights are ideal. If you have any questions about the drum pendants featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
Whether you want to upgrade your kitchen lighting or want to swap out your old dining room lighting with a contemporary drum pendant, there are plenty of options. From drum chandeliers to globe pendants, drum pendants are a great way to add effortless style to your space. You'll also want to consider layering the amount of light in any given room with wall sconces and table lamps. By combining these fixtures with an overhead ceiling light, you'll easily create a well-rounded amount of light.