Melissa Lunardon
Interior Design & Styling


Episode- How to Select Pendant Lights

Pendant lights are a great statement piece to any room, so I want to share with you my tips on how to use them the right way.

Keep in mind the style of your home, and find a pendant that will suit as it will become part of the soft furnishings. Compliment your existing textures and a pendant light can tie the room together.
What will you be using the light for? If your after feature lighting, add a dimmer switch to create versatility.

What is the size of the space you are wanting to use a pendant light in? The pendant light needs to be in proportion of the space. A large pendant in a small room, can make the space feel cluttered.

If your hanging a pendant light over a dining table, they should be hung roughly 1.7m from the floor. This ensures the pendant light wont get in the way when seated at the table.

Pendant lights are a great way to zone areas and visually separate a large open plan space. You can do this by clustering pendant lights over a dining table or by using 2 larger pendants to make a statement.

You can use pendant lights as task lighting over an island bench and look better in odd numbers

They can also be used to fill a space such as stair voids, hallways or entrance areas.

I hope you find these tips helpful and please feel free to contact me if you need some advice on your next design project. You can email me at

Have a fabulous weekend!
Melissa xx

Melissa Lunardon