Bowl Pendant Lighting

Less formal than a modern chandelier, but grander than a standard pendant light, bowl pendant lights comprise the happy medium between the two. The name bowl light refers to the shape of the lamp 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 of out of light-diffusing glass, crystal or natural stone - adds to the overall ambient glow it produces. The versatility of bowl pendant light fixtures is showcased in designs with clean, modern lines or classic, traditional flourishes—making this silhouette a go-to option for many design schemes.

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Where Bowl Pendant Lighting Works Best

Bowl light fixtures tend to do well in smaller spaces due to their generally petite proportions, however, some large bowl light fixtures are a great fit in large, open spaces like living rooms, great rooms and the entryway. When paired with other light fixtures like sconces and portable lamps, a bowl pendant light in the entryway, foyer or living room will make a noticeable difference in the landscape of the space. In the modern kitchen and dining room, a contemporary bowl pendant light offers significant uplight for dinner parties and entertaining occasions. Over the dining table, you'll love a unique, modern bowl pendant to put your design style on display for friends and family. In any space, you'll find that a bowl light brings an unexpected decorative element, as well as the functional light output you need.

A Bowl Pendant for Every Style

This collection of bowl pendant lighting fits a variety of interior design styles, ranging from ultra-modern bowl pendant lights to traditional designs that complement classic decor. To achieve a wrought-iron lighting theme in your home, look to the hand-forged bowl pendant lighting from Hubbardton Forge. Justice Design Group excels in transitional bowl ceiling light designs and if it is a traditional piece you need, look to the light fixtures from Maxim Lighting. And finally, for ceiling fixtures that are guaranteed to make a statement, check out the bowl pendants from Crystorama.

Choosing the Right Bowl Light Size

Bowl ceiling lighting is available in a multitude of sizes designed to accommodate a wide range of residential and commercial spaces. When choosing a bowl ceiling light, be sure to acknowledge the fixture's height, width, weight and suspension length. By properly understanding the bowl light's dimensions, you will encounter fewer complications when installing the light fixture. If you have any questions about the sizes of the bowl lights featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.

Other Great Options

Take the aesthetic of a bowl pendant into rooms with lower ceilings with flush mount lighting fashioned into bowl shapes. Flush and semi-flush bowl ceiling lights mount close to the ceiling, making them the ideal ceiling light in low profile spaces. And for a similarly versatile shade shape, look to the selection of drum pendant lights. Drum pendants offer another alternative to traditional pendant lighting with a variety of designs for the dining room, living room, foyer and more.

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