7 Ideas for Hanging Pendant Lights from an Uneven Ceiling
Whether your ceiling is sloping, glazed or open to the rafters, there are plenty of ways to install light fittings
It might seem like a challenge to install a neat row of even pendants along a sloping ceiling, but it’s certainly not impossible.
In this kitchen, designed by Eamonn Agha of Holland Street Kitchens, the peninsula is situated beneath the angled roof. Eamonn fitted three pendant lights above the worktop, and simply used a shorter flex for the one on the right-hand side to line it up with the others.
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In this kitchen, George Woodrow of Woodrow Architects has used the light fittings to accentuate the sloping beams along the side-return extension. Each flex starts at the base of the angled ceiling, then hooks at the top are used to drop the pendants down over the table.
The triangular forms replicate the shape of the roof and create a cool feature in the room.
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How do you add a pendant light to a room with a roof lantern if you don’t want to overpower this beautiful glazed feature?
Here, interior designer Jo Shore made a pendant from a basket she found at a garden centre and hung it from the central beam of the sky lantern. The open weave keeps the glazing on show and allows natural light to shine through.
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The low ceiling in this kitchen and dining area was removed to reveal beams and skylights. It’s a striking look, but the addition of a pendant could have made it look too cluttered.
Instead, Ben Johnson of Benedict Design fitted a long bracket to the wall with a lamp attached. The light provides ample illumination over the worktop and the bracket mirrors the shape of the beams above.
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The apex of this glazed, pitched roof was the perfect spot for hanging light fittings. David Snaith of STAC Architecture installed long flexes along the white surface from which pendants could hang.
The thin black cables and translucent glass globes tie in with the black-framed glazing and ensure the lights don’t distract from their stunning surroundings.
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Protruding beams along this ceiling could have made hanging pendant lights evenly along the island unit tricky, but Jamie Blake of Blakes London came up with a clever solution.
He made an industrial-style bracket from some copper piping and hung three pendant lights from it. “The lights can rise and drop by just wrapping them around the pipe,” Jamie says.
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The glazed roof in this dining room didn’t have an obvious spot for hanging a light fitting, and designer Sami Somer at BLOCK Design & Build didn’t want to obstruct the light or sightlines.
He came up with a modern way of hanging the pendants from the wall and hooking them to the centre of the beams. The lights add interest to the room and their high position ensures they don’t intrude on the space.
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