Why We Love Cage Pendant Lights
An industrial speciality, an Art Deco dream, a Mid-Century mod classic, or a Bohemian vision, cage pendant lighting is embraced by lighting designers of many different backgrounds. Perhaps it’s so popular because it makes for such an interesting silhouette, or maybe because this style is so timeless. But regardless of the reason for its popularity, it’s easy to see why these lights are looked upon so favorably. Pair them with caged chandeliers or caged wall sconces for cohesive home lighting, but they also shine brightly as solo stars where their unique composition can really stand out. Wherever and however you decide to implement these in your home, you’ll be rewarded with a unique light that’s just as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing.
Where Modern Cage Pendant Lights Work Well
Modern cage pendant lights are the perfect companion to any home’s lighting. Although, in reality, they can work anywhere we like to position them in places where you can fully appreciate the dramatic presence of such a stylish light. For this reason, we suggest installing your cage pendant lights in the focal point of your room. In the kitchen, these lights look great hung in succession over an island or table. You can also hang them in a dining room over the table or use a large pendant in an foyer. They’ll even work well as vanity and bedside lighting. The flexibility in their height and size, allows for the ultimate creative potential in contemporary home applications.
Favorite Cage Pendant Lights Colors & Finishes
Modern cage pendant lights possess truly impressive structural attributes. Whether it’s a simplistic cage shade or a detailed woven piece, each light offers something unique to your home decor. On the utilitarian side of things, an uncomplicated cage pendant light with plain but bold black boxy frame is the perfect example of a simple yet stunning light. Look for slightly mottled finishes to give the light a slightly rustic look, or opt for a smooth and shiny black finish to complement industrial decor. Alternatively, there’s something inherently cool about the spherical cage pendant lights. Find a golden piece with traditional metal work to acquire a light that feels like it exists in both past and present. Or, look for an iron round frame that houses delicate crystal to discover something a little more luxurious.
How to Choose the Best Cage Pendant Light
Unlike many other lights, you have a little bit of wiggle room during the installation. And by wiggle room, we mean that you have flexibility in the height of your fixture. So although it’s a good idea to measure both vertically and horizontally, the most important thing to consider is the actual size of the fixture. You may want to choose a large pendant to act as solo lighting, or several smaller pieces to hang in succession for a flawless lighting balance. If you’re new cage pendant light will be installed in a bathroom, or any space where it will be exposed to moisture, you need to make sure that the fixture is wet-rated to stand up to excessive amounts of water.
This shape and structure of light is unique in that it is relatively simple, but stands out by looking extremely complex. For other options with a similar feel, look to lantern pendant lighting and diamond pendant lighting. These fixtures offer alternatively interesting shapes with varying degrees of complexity. All while maintaining the same high-quality design principles that all of our lights feature.