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May 31st, 2019
THE CASE FOR A PENDANT
Author: John Saint Denis
ADDING MOVEMENT AND JEWELRY TO YOUR INTERIOR
A thin pendant hanging in a small space or in a corner can add the perfect pop of light and elegance to an otherwise dark or empty area. It's not always about a chandelier in the center of the room. A pendant in a corner, instead of a plant or a floor lamp, can make a room have a more three dimensional feel and avoid that bottom heavy problem.
Think of decorating the whole room instead of just the bottom half.
You wouldn't just furnish the right half, so why not engage the top half as well? Just be sure to think about where you want the very base of your pendant to land. In an area where you need a line of sight or space to walk under it, you might want it to end at 78" off the floor. In a corner where you might have a reading chair or an occasional table you might want to drop it 55-60" off the floor or where the body meets the eye.
It's not a coincidence that the word pendant is used for both a necklace
and a hanging light.
Both can be thought of as jewelry or decoration. The word comes from the latin pendere which means to hang (think of suspend, pendulum, appendage and so many other words with the same root). There’s always a bit of movement implied with a pendant, which brings life and a defiance of gravity. Light coming from above reminds us of the rays of the sun and the dangling icicles and crystal or calcium stalactites that bring the energy of the heavens towards our eyes.