Bar pendant lights or slender linear suspension lights are becoming more and more popular in home décor. Linear lights provide a single source of elongated illumination and contrary to popular belief; linear bar pendants can be used in a multitude of rooms in your home.
The most common use of suspended linear bar pendant lights would have to be on top of the kitchen counter. It combines functional practicality with high-end style for a variety of kitchen tasks from meal prep to cooking.
A bar pendant light is also a great choice if you are still undecided on the type of design or décor you would like for your kitchen. It is contemporary and minimalist giving you plenty of wriggle room in terms of design and styling options. You could also turn the bar pendant into a focal point for the kitchen by choosing one in an unusual material, shape or texture like concrete, copper or wood.
Another other room of your home, a linear bar pendant can add a wow factor is on top of the dining table. These lean and long linear lights or looped linear pendants can add a whole new level of sophistication to your design!
A linear suspension pendant is the ideal companion for a long rectangular table and embodies the very iconic minimalism of Mid-Century and Scandinavian design!
Pick a bar pendant that fits the size of your dining table or space and mix materials like concrete with metal or wood to create textural interest and eclectic style. Start by considering your home’s existing décor and then pick the finish that would best suit your aesthetic style.
If you have a larger space or table, you could go all out and suspend two linear bar pendants or a multi bar pendant light fixture at varying heights to create a glamorous focal point.
Bathrooms have become a room in the home where people are spending a lot more time, and therefore there is a high need to create an atmosphere that’s relaxing and spa–like.
It is important to keep in mind good lighting for function as well as aesthetics in the bathroom as it’s a high traffic area and therefore requires thoughtful lighting design. It is important to layer lights in the bathroom so that you have different light fittings for a variety of tasks. Always remember to start with the ceiling and vanity lighting and then work your way down. Ample overhead and layered task lighting are key in a bathroom.
However, try and avoid light pointing directly down as this will be harsh and unflattering and create unwanted shadows. A slender linear bar light over the vanity can shed beautiful diffused lighting creating a soft yet functional ambience without the glare of harsh light fittings.
Linear lights also look simple, stylish and are highly functional when installed in a bathroom. With high lumen outputs, these bar lights are great for shaving and applying makeup. For the bathroom, choose a bar light that is intended for wet areas in polished chrome, brushed brass or brushed chrome finish for a high-end look and feel.
The main consideration of lighting in the Study is for reading or writing. Bar or linear lights make great functional task lights in a Study. A linear pendant light can offer excellent LED lighting in the colour temperature and dimming levels of your choice. However, as with all other areas of your home, layering lights is key to creating a balanced environment.
Types of linear bar lights
Many different types of linear bar pendant lights are available today that can add a minimalist vibe or a dramatic flair to any room of your home.
Some of the most common yet striking linear bar lights are:
Linear pendant LED lights- a minimalist design that is easy to install and low maintenance
Flat linear suspension lights – a great light fixture to use on top of kitchen counters. These types of bar pendants are perfect for task lighting.
Curved linear LED pendant light- this style of a linear bar light design adds a striking wow factor to any room!
Geometric linear suspension chandelier – a modern design that adds a striking profile on top of the dining table.
The iconic Agnes linear suspension chandelier – adds a very mid-century modern vibe.
Linear suspension or bar pendant lighting is an effective and striking solution to a wide variety of needs and can be used in different rooms of your home. And if you’re concerned about the brightness of LED lights, it’s always a good idea to install dimmers and control the ambience of the room.