Why We Love Warehouse Pendant Lighting
Much like, industrial pendant lighting, warehouse pendant lighting focuses on a utilitarian approach to design. They feature the same simple fixtures, a roughened feel, dark metals, and familiar lantern shapes, but lack the natural influences like wooden accents and concrete materials that you’ll find in industrial styles. Warehouse pendant lighting also has a certain vintage appeal that industrial designs lack. So although they share some characteristics, these styles are quite unique. Both beautiful in their harsh simplicity, warehouse light fixtures stand out with a more traditional approach to home lighting. Install them over bars, kitchen islands, or dining tables for a welcoming glow. Or, use multiples of them, in succession down a hallway or around a great room for a bright shine.
Decor that Works Well with Warehouse Pendant Lights
As warehouse pendant lamps have a definite utilitarian feel, it’s best not to crowd them with intricate designs, flamboyant colors, or overly modern shapes. If you want them to pair seamlessly with your home’s decor, we suggest opting for simple black pieces that have an understated style to them. You can pair these lights with warehouse ceiling fans to exaggerate the unfinished warehouse feel, but they will look good with other simple but bold styles, like industrial or contemporary designs. Echo the looks of these lights with table lamps or floor lamps in a similar finish or opt to highlight them by mimicking their style in larger pieces, like accent chairs and console tables. Because this style is so simple, it’s fairly easy to mesh with existing pieces. Just make sure that you don’t overcomplicate things.
Favorite Warehouse Pendant Lights Colors & Shapes
From large farmhouse style pieces to small and sleek pendants, there is a lot to love about warehouse pendant lighting. For something that feels extremely rustic, look for a caged fixture. The metalwork gives the light a chic industrial appeal that has a distinct nostalgic effect to it. We also love the pieces that feel a little more polished. This can be done with a shiny but simple glass shade or the usage of a less complicated shape, like a cone. Silvery finishes feel much more modern while warehouse pendant lighting with black or gold accents has a distinct vintage air to it. But the pieces that stand out the most in this collection, are the colorful ones. Although vibrant color isn’t usually involved in warehouse inspired designs, the light blues and rich reds found here are too stunning to ignore.
How to Choose the Best Warehouse Pendant Lights
Like choosing any type of light for your home, you'll need to pay close attention to the sizes of the fixtures in this collection. Warehouse pendant lights range vastly in both size and shape, so it is essential that you first measure where you plan to install the fixture and then pay close attention to the sizing dimensions of the light itself, including height, width, diameter and hanging length (how far it will suspend from the ceiling canopy). Once you have a size in mind, you can further refine your options by the colors and finishes that will work best in your home. While chrome, nickel and concrete finishes are often associated with warehouse looks, you'll find plenty of colorful designs that can be used to make a vibrant statement in your rooms.
If you want to install this style in a large-scale application, you’ll find a better suited selection in our collection of commercial pendant lighting. For a similarly unfinished, antique look, you can also browse our selection of Edison pendant lighting. These fixtures feature a raw looking, exposed bulb that feels modern and vintage at the same time. Wrought iron pendant lighting, though it often is composed of similar materials, has a handcrafted look that appeals to traditional designs. And, unlike warehouse pendant lights, these pieces are quite ornate.