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Although globe-style pendant lights have made a victorious return, increasingly seen in well-decorated homes and design magazines, this mid-century lighting never really went out of style. Since their inception, the popularity of globe pendant lights has elevated them from trend to classic staple for modern homes.
Globe pendants are one of the most versatile types of lighting – they transcend décor styles and are used for task, ambient, or decorative lighting. The understated silhouette of globe pendant lights makes them easy to incorporate into existing home styles and refresh a home’s décor. In addition to being beautiful, they are a practical choice for lighting that can level up the design of any room.
Why We Love Globe Pendant Lighting
Why settle for basic when you can have fabulous? Globe pendants take a home’s lighting to a new level, offering lovely illumination from within the gorgeous exterior of a sophisticated spherical light. It’s amazing how this simple shape can level up the look and feel of a space. It fills the area with calming serenity while offering ample lighting where needed. It can transform a room’s décor from dull to daring, enhancing to moods of all its occupants.
Ramya 30 Inch Large Pendant by Arteriors Home
The Ramya 30 Inch Large Pendant by Arteriors Home exudes an exotic botanical look in a stunning twist on a classic shape. Each coconut shell is dyed in rich black and finished with wide hoop links wrapped in smaller coconut beads that complement the shade. This pair of pendants bring an organic feel to the kitchen’s black and white color palette.
Where Globe Pendants Work Best
Globe pendants are meant to be noticed, so plan to showcase them where they will get the most attention. These hanging lights offer simple beauty and ornate allure, complementing the style of the room where they are hung. They work well above a dining or coffee table, counter, or island, attracting all eyes with a delightful artistic display light. Entryways and foyers are also a great place to install a globe pendant, as its dazzling appeal can be noticed the minute someone walks through the door. They can even be used in a bedroom to add dramatic sophistication.
Terra 48 Inch 7 Light Linear Suspension Light by Hammerton Studio
The blown glass shades of the Terra 48 Inch 7 Light Linear Suspension Light by Hammerton Studio create a magical dance of light and color in this dining room. The globes throw a warm, welcoming glow throughout the space, creating an elegantly casual vibe for family and friends to enjoy. It’s easy to imagine family gatherings bathed in the light of these stunning orbs.
Alora Lighting Marni LED Multi Light Pendant
The simple lines and moody palette of this bedroom are highlighted by the sparkling light of the Alora Lighting Marni LED Multi Light Pendant. The gorgeously cut crystal globes clustered together make a dramatic statement in an otherwise understated bedroom.
Globe Pendant Lighting for Every Style
Adding a globe pendant to a room can change its look and feel without completely redecorating it. The style leans towards contemporary, but they also look great with industrial or traditional styling, effortlessly infusing a bit of edgy charm into any room. They can also be fancy, delivering crystalline beauty while enhancing a sophisticated yet comfortable design. And as mentioned above, the simplicity of shape makes globe pendants so versatile that they work with every style.
Hinkley Lighting Somerset 11 Inch Mini Pendant
A splash of vintage completes the look of this modern kitchen. Subtly fusing vintage appeal and modernity, the Hinkley Lighting Somerset 11 Inch Mini Pendants fit nicely into the design. Chic and stylish, the etched opal glass floats inside a streamlined metal yoke and ring, while the understated metal knobs give the lighting an authentic edge.
Aerin Renwick 19 Inch 4 Light Mini Chandelier by Visual Comfort and Co.
A tasteful hanging pendant with a touch of sparkle, the Aerin Renwick 19 Inch 4 Light Mini Chandelier by Visual Comfort and Co. adds serious spa vibes to this bathroom, making it the ideal place to relax and unwind. The gilded finish and crystal glass magnify the light, airy look of the room.
Mark D. Sikes Sphere No.2 Large Pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting
Every home tells a story about its occupants. When guests are welcomed by the Mark D. Sikes Sphere No.2 Large Pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting, they feel the casual warmth of the home. The timeless, approachable style celebrates the universal beauty of the circle.
How to Choose the Best Globe Light Fixtures
From the simple and understated to the dramatic and glamorous, you can find modern globe pendants to suit every home’s unique needs. Things to consider include preferences, the home’s style, the dimensions of the space, and the size of the pendant. A bathroom may need only one statement piece, while a kitchen island can support two or even three pendants to complete the designs and provide adequate lighting.
Globe 15 Inch Large Pendant by Regina Andrew
A three-candle style chandelier adds a classic feel to the sculptural, contemporary feel of the Globe 15 Inch Large Pendant by Regina Andrew. Its clean lines and minimalist silhouette give the impression of delicate bubbles of light floating through the air.