Serve up a big bowlful of light and modern style with bowl pendants.
Why We Love Bowl Pendants
Less formal than a chandelier, but grander than a standard pendant light, bowl pendants comprise the happy medium between the two. Its name refers to the shape of the shade, a design component deceptive in its simplicity. The open top allows for a broad bright wash of uplight while the bowl itself--usually made out of light-diffusing glass, crystal or natural stone--adds to the overall ambient glow. The design versatility of bowl pendant lighting continues through the frame, which often determines the overall style with clean, modern lines or classic, traditional flourishes.
Where Bowl Pendants Go Best
Considering their generally petite proportions, bowl light fixtures tend to do well in smaller spaces. For example, contemporary bowl pendants from Leucos or Marset make a sleek contemporary lighting statement in modern breakfast nooks, while transitional bowl pendants from Hubbardton Forge and Murray Feiss provide a warm welcome in more compact entryways, foyers and dining rooms.
Other Great Options
You can bring the bowl into spaces with lower ceilings with bowl-shaped flush mount lighting. And for a similarly versatile shade shape, you'd do well to consider the selection of available drum pendant lights. If you are in need of a smaller hanging light for your space, be sure to see the available selection of mini pendant lighting.