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8 Pendants, and How to Hang 'Em

By Dwell @dwell
The most buoyant of the lighting family, pendant lamps are awfully fun but take a bit of planning; here's how to do it right. Slideshow Red locker storage with hanging E27 pendant lamps

One way to hang a pendant? Colorblocking. A nook painted in crimson lit by a Muuto pendant with a matching red cord adds just the right punch to an otherwise monochromatic house, like this one in Hamburg. Read the whole story here.

Pendant lamps occupy a cozy position in the lighting family: They take more installation know-how than a plug-and-play table or floor lamp, though less effort than the hard-wiring required for their sconce cousins. Pendants are, visually- and literally-speaking, lighter than chandeliers, and great for filling soaring spaces or freeing up surface area in a smaller nook. Check out the tons of great pendant lamps in Dwell's products archive, and read on here for tips on how to maximize their effect in a room.

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