Why We Love Moroccan Pendant Lighting
Achieve the visual impact of Moroccan chandeliers in a much smaller package with Moroccan pendant lights. In this collection, you’ll find all of the classic elements of Moroccan lighting, like hand-pierced metal screens, intricate patterns, and soft curves, that give the lights their exotic, worldly feel. And, depending on the shape and style of the light, Moroccan hanging lights will fit in with both modern and traditional homes alike. Pair them with Moroccan wall sconces to carry this global lighting theme throughout the home, or let them shine on their own as unique pieces of your lighting scheme. These simultaneously bold and delicate pieces gleam and glimmer with fine craftsmanship and distinctive designs.
Where Moroccan Pendant Lights Work Best
Pendant lights are a great alternative to chandeliers because they hang in a similar, dramatic fashion but they don’t have the large, overwhelming presence that chandeliers sometimes posses. This makes them perfect for smaller rooms or crowded spaces. For example, in a kitchen with cabinets that run all the way up to the ceiling, Moroccan pendants will add visual drama and task lighting without overtaking the space. You can even use them as unexpected vanity lighting or unusual bedside reading lights. Just make sure that, if you’re using them in a bathroom, they can handle excess moisture.
Favorite Moroccan Pendant Shapes & Colors
Moroccan hanging lamps come in a variety of shapes and colors. Our favorites are the bold globe-shaped shades with detailed cutouts and fresh new finishes like copper or gold. They’ll bring an exotic presence to any space that can’t be overlooked. However, for something a little more subtle, we love elongated teardrop shapes with a cool, polished silver finish. These Moroccan pendants feel more modern than their counterparts but still achieve an overall global style.
How to Choose the Perfect Moroccan Hanging Light
With so many dazzling options, choosing the perfect modern Moroccan pendant lights can seem like a daunting task. In instances where you’ll be using the light primarily for decorative purposes, you can essentially ignore light output. However, if you’ll be hanging them over a kitchen island or other area, where you need bright task lighting, check the lumens to make sure the light output is bright enough for the task at hand. And, regardless of how you’re using your lights, it’s always important to measure the vertical space where they’ll be suspended to make sure that they don’t hang too low or awkwardly high. Once you get all of this out of the way, you’re free to focus on the aesthetic aspects of the light.
Moroccan pendant lighting possess a distinctively exotic feel that not everyone wants in their home. For a similarly delicate presence with pendant lights, we suggest taking a look at black cage pendant lights. They have a simplistic structure, completely opposite of Moroccan pendants but achieve a similarly airy feel thanks to the open space. It’s also worth browsing our selection of LED pendant lighting. You’ll find pieces with comparable styles that require less maintenance and use less energy.