Update your kitchen with trendy pendants

Art Director Hema Nana rounds-up lighting fixtures that’ll give the heart of your home a wow factor

Lighting has to be one of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a facelift. Striking pendant lights not only provide much-needed task lighting, but add a decorative touch too. Hang them over your island to turn it into a focal point, or to help define your kitchen within a larger open-plan space.

One of the trends I’m loving at the moment is using a bright colourful cord, as can be seen in this kitchen (left) designed by M&M Space Design.

Here are eight of my favourite pendants, each of which should make an eye-catching statement in any kitchen:

Fisherman antique brass pendant, R499, The Lighting Warehouse.

White cup pendant, R596, Weylandts.

Mariner pendant ceiling light by Fundi, R650, The Pickled Fish.

Three-tiered Shell by Night, R1 999, @home.

Two-tiered black pendant, POR, Eurolux.

Multiple wire bottle pendants, R995, Weylandts.

Orb pendant, R3 009, Building Finishes.

Brooklyn black pendant, R399,95, The Lighting Warehouse.


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