I admit it, I do attempt to hang pendants and other fixtures in places where perhaps a flush mount fixture would do just as well or better. It comes down to my personal fascination with pendants and chandeliers of all types; in my opinion they are the jewelry of a room!
To enable this preference, there are strategies for installing a hanging fixture in a room with lower ceilings, and guidelines to keep in mind when selecting a fixture for a specific space and how low it should be hung.
One trick to successfully installing a hanging fixture in a room with eight foot ceilings is to place the fixture above a piece of furniture...ensuring no one gets their head bumped.
Another approach is to hang a fixture above the foot of a bed...
...and above a table, anchoring the furniture arrangement.
To read my latest Ideabook written for Houzz, covering the topic of pendant lighting and guidelines for hanging them in various spaces, click here.
Enjoy your weekend! Janell