Make an Edgy Industrial Statement with Metal Pendant Lights September 12 2014, 0 Comments

Like an interior designer once said, industrial is to the 2010s what shabby chic was to the 1980s, or minimalism to the 1990s. You can go all-out with concrete floors, bare brick walls and exposed pipe work. Or you can combine a few eye-catching pieces with other styles such as retro or rustic. Whichever way you want to go, a great way to make an edgy industrial statement is with metal. Industrial pendant lighting such as black metal pendant lights are raw and simply awesome to hang in your kitchen or living room for example. You can also try wall lights or floor lamps in hallways, staircases, bathrooms, or bedrooms. Curious about how metal lights would look in your home? Here are some examples to give you an idea.

In this loft-style home, bunker cage wall lights illuminate the staircase whereas large metal pendant lights on poles provide general lighting for the area below. They both connect well with the black metal beams and stair railings, providing contrast to the smooth wooden floor.

This room has lots of wood against a white backdrop. The black metal provides a nice visual counterweight and is present in different furniture pieces. The station pendant lights above the table show how this counterweight can be layered properly across the height of the space.

This living room is a good example of how to successfully combine styles. Stylish leather chesterfield seating is perfectly played out against the concrete surroundings. The large black metal floor lamp, together with other industrial black (pendant) lighting in the room, add visual interest and create an obvious masculine statement.

Metal pulleys for industrial pendant lighting are a great way to make a dull corner interesting and brighter. Hang a robust pendant cage light down it to make the picture complete. If done right, this metal construction will add a stylish and nostalgic edge to your room.

Even in the most eclectic home a metal cage tripod lamp gives a robust, industrial edge to a space. Great for in hallways, corners, living rooms and studies, you can use a tripod as task or accent lighting. Use Edison-style bulbs for these lamps as they complete the industrial vibe.


These are just a few ideas to create an edgy industrial statement. Are you a fan of black metal pendant lights, or would you go for other industrial pendant lighting? Let us know your thoughts & ideas in the comments below!

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