Making dramatic changes to your lighting, especially when you are renting or on a limited budget, can seem unachievable. Many New Zealand bungalows and villas have allowances for only one central pendant, and as fashionable as a single bare bulb tries to be, it often ends up looking, and feeling like a student flat.
One solution, and this is for new builds as well as existing homes, is an open structure pendant. By simply hanging one central pendant, with a structural pattern or texture, can create an entirely fresh aesthetic. Look for strong structured designs in wood, metal or cane. It can be as simple as fitting a simple bamboo garden cloche, or as sophisticated as a designer pendant from a high end lighting supplier.
Open structure pendants are also a simple solution to difficult spaces, especially those with high ceilings or those trying to minimise the use of downlights in a lighting design.
Considerating which bulb to used can accentuate the shadow,s and play with the uplight component – read our recommendations on which is the right bulb to use with open structured pendants over here