Localising your light source with a pendant can help draw the eye and centre a room. It brings a sense of intimacy to any space. Whether it’s a hand-crafted woven shade or a refined glass and metal fixture, set the tone in your dining room, study or entryway with these swoon-worthy lights.

Mud Hat Light

$615 Mud Hat Light Aussie ceramics label Mud nods to geometric art deco lines with its Hat light. Hang it in the entryway, hallway or over the dining table or kitchen bench. It also works well hung with other lighting shapes to create a clustered mobile effect. Pick between black or white cord before deliberating over the 19 shades available.

Broste Copenhagen Diana Lampshade

From $326 Broste Copenhagen Diana Lampshade Designed by Nordic studio Broste Copenhagen (offering a fun twist on classic Scandinavian sensibility), the Diana lampshade leans towards a rustic aesthetic. Available in two sizes, it’s woven from multi-coloured jute rope and features a bold striped pattern. Choose from three stylish colour combinations including brown with blue or cream.

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Denmark Retro Hanging Pendant Light

$123 Denmark Retro Hanging Pendant Light Add a nostalgic ’70s vibe to your home with these retro glass lights suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. From the bedroom and kitchen to the study or outdoor dining area, they’re perfect for any space as they have an adjustable cord to suit different ceiling heights. Available in a range of colours and two sizes.

Human Home Meill Pendant

$1293 Humane Home Meill Pendant Inspired by the repetitive lines of louvres in high-rise buildings, this Meill pendant is made by American design studio Human Home. Taking cues from tropical modernism, the off-white polymer shade’s texture gives a paper-like feel, reminiscent of traditional Japanese handmade lanterns. Radiating a soft glow, it adds a sense of calm and tranquillity to any space.

Allied Maker Concentric Pendant

From $1987 Allied Maker Concentric Pendant New York lighting design studio Allied Maker creates highly engineered pieces from natural materials like glass, wood and metal. Its Concentric pendant features a smooth, turned-wood dome with carved concentric lines underneath that create a ripple effect. Customise your fitting with a range of metal finishes, wood stains and glass bulb options.

MCM House Owan Pendant Light

From $390 MCM House Owan Pendant Light Designed by Aussie homewares label MCM House, the Owan pendant range sets a fresh, summery tone. Complete with a textured resin finish and unassuming silhouette, it creates a subtle focal point in any home without overwhelming the space. It is available in six sizes and includes a solid white timber ceiling rose.

Marz Terra 1.5 Pendant

$796 Marz Terra 1.5 Pendant Byron Bay design studio Marz’s Terra light boasts an asymmetric stack of handmade ceramic forms, like chunky bangles for your bulb. What it lacks in size it makes up for in warmth and texture, and it’s available in four natural hues including slate and olive. Position it perfectly over a reading nook, bedside table or clustered above a larger setting.

Honore Deco Parasol Pendant

From $133 Honore Deco Parasol Pendant Uber-chic French brand Honore Deco turned to mid-century Euro vacations for inspiration with its Parasol pendant shades. Riffing on umbrellas that dotted the beaches along the French Riviera and Italian coast in the ’60s, they’re handmade in Morocco and feature a jaunty brass frame covered in raffia or rope. Available in two sizes, these saucer-like designs add a sophisticated and vintage touch.

This article first appeared in Domain Review, in partnership with Broadsheet.

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