Lighting fixtures are the element that can make or break the balance of the aesthetical expression of your home. Many often disregard the choice of lighting as something that is not as vital as other décor elements, only to end up with an oddly looking room in the evening, too dim, too bright or simply without anything to bring focus to all those carefully chosen décor elements or stylish furniture.

Look and feel of any room are profoundly shaped by the designs placed within it, so choosing the correct lighting solution is a task that should not be taken lightly.

If you are not familiar with the basic interior design principles, a quick cheat-sheet you should cover include:

  • Positioning
  • Height
  • Style
  • Lighting effect
  • Controllability

Each lighting solution can be analyzed through these five categories. However, even when you know what you are looking for, just navigating the abundant and often cluttered market of modern lighting solutions can be quite a challenge.

With that in mind, we compiled this list of top 10 best pendant lamps that can make your home truly shine in 2019! So, without further ado, let’s get into it.


1.People Strap Pendant Light (Nordlux Design)

Starting our list with a minimalist pendant in Scandinavian style, we emphasize that simple elegance is still in style! With a lovely and unimposing shade and a rustic leather strap, this precisely proportioned pendant is sure to provide precisely directed and functional downwards lighting.

Best buy suggestion: Houseology

2.Juliet Pendant Lamp (New Works)

Inspired by fabric lamps, but made out of white porcelain (bone china for all those of you with a keen eye for detail when it comes to materials), Juliet lamp is an exceptionally affordable option for lower hanging situations, which makes it just perfect for kitchen or dining areas. The downwards-directed light is complemented by the ambient glow thanks to the semi-translucent shade.

Best buy suggestion: Clippings

3.Toby Pendant Lamp (M&S)

With stylish grey metal Toby pendant lamp we move from minimalism and mid-century style to the sleek vibe of industrial style whose decayed aesthetics are sure to be a hit this season. Simple and stylish, this pendant provides not only directed light, but also texture due to light escaping from the venting slots in the lamp’s crown. This model supports light bulbs of various strengths and illumination levels, so it can be used both as a main lighting source and as aesthetic addition.

Best buy suggestion: M&S

4.Flowerpot VP1 pendant (&Tradition)

Still in style and still shining bright in modern homes, Verner Panton’s Flowerpot VP1 from 1968 is the best proof that the latest designs aren’t necessarily the most desired. With a simple, yet sculptural form consisting of two deep metal hemispheres that intersect along the lamp’s equator, Flowerpot pendant will obscure the light source, illuminating the room with soft and ambient glare-free light.

Best buy suggestion: ByBespoek

5.Grain Pendant Lamp (Muuto)

With a playful and chubby shade in neutral colors, Grain pendant excels at adding a friendly and inviting atmosphere to any room. Simple, but truly shining in modern homes, it comes with a rubber cable and a bamboo fibers surface which contribute to its unimposing and subtle expression.

Best buy suggestion: Amara

6.Standard Pendant (Menu)

An elegant contemporary design that ticks all the right boxes for becoming a true classic in the future, the Standard pendant lamp is a very simple design comprised out of just a single brow glass piece. Borrowing from industrial style, Standard pendant is still deeply rooted in Italian design tradition.

Best buy suggestion: Clippings

7.Caravaggio Pendant (Lightyears)

Made out of shaded opal glass, Caravaggio pendant lamp is sure to bring a unique ambience and enhance the mood of any room with its warm glow refracting through blurred opal. With its bottle-like shape, it is a great choice for dining areas. While it can be a nice addition by itself, it can be absolutely stunning and full of character when placed in group.

Best buy suggestion: Skandium

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