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Try This: Designing with Multiple Pendant Lights

If you are looking to make a statement in your space, you’ll find strength in numbers. A clever, on-trend solution we love is finding a pendant light you love—and pairing it with several more. A lighting design with multiple pendant lights is great because you get to put your creative cap on and make your own work of art that will have a strong effect on your room’s look.

Bubble Lamps by George Nelson Bubble Lamps. Photo courtesy of Est Magazine, taken by Toby Scott and styled by Sian MacPherson.

While any one of George Nelson‘s lamps stand alone just fine as a single light fixture, pulling the various styles together creates a stunning effect in this dining space. The assorted shapes play perfectly together when hanging these classic pendants at different lengths.

Halo Lineal Six LED Pendant Light by VIBIA

If you’re looking for one fixture to look like multiple pieces, the Halo Lineal Six LED Pendant Light does the trick. It still empowers the user with creative freedom, as it can be suspended at any height horizontally or on a vertical incline. This statement-making piece is composed of myriad sticks strewn together, creating the striking illusion that they are floating in mid-air.

Loft Grande Pendant Light by LBL Lighting

Contrary to the dynamic movement of varying shapes and sizes grouped together, there is something to be said for symmetry. Choosing a trio of the same exact light fixture and hanging them side-by-side at one height creates a sophisticated look—like this row of Loft Grande Pendant Lights from LBL Lighting over the rustic dining table.

Copper Shade Pendant by Tom Dixon. Photo courtesy of

Another technique with a trio of same-sized fixtures, like these Copper Shade Pendants from Tom Dixon, is to hang them together but at varying heights. This creates a more dramatic appearance that’s great over a large dining table.

Alva Pendant Lights and Locus Accessories by TECH Lighting

Using the same style of lights in varying sizes makes the finished look more cohesive, as opposed to a mixture of styles. The three different ring sizes of the Locus Accessories on these Alva Pendant Lights from TECH Lighting achieve that well-put-together look, while still offering enough contrast to make the grouping feel dynamic.

Random Lights by Moooi

Contrast in size can certainly be your friend when pairing fixtures of the same style together. Don’t be afraid to go big with one very large pendant, then pair it with medium and small versions of the same style, like these Random Lights from Moooi.

They say less is more, but a multi-light pendant lights create a stunning design element while providing added illumination to your space. A cluster of a few fixtures you really love could certainly make the case that more is more.

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