While they are often relegated to dining rooms and kitchens large pendants actually make a greater impact in the living room and the bedrooms. Adding a sense of excitement and a twist of unexpected color they can instantly alter the atmosphere of the room.
We generally tend to relegate ourselves to the use of an accent wall to usher in a bright shade when there are other attractive and far more ergonomic ways of doing so. Throw pillows and accent fabrics are two such cool options that allow you to shift between hot seasonal design trends with ease. An accent lamp is another great option for those looking for solutions beyond the obvious.
In fact the smaller the size of your dining table the greater the majesty of the overtly-large pendant. We find plenty of inspiration here that combines the dome and the drum pendant with the Saarinen tulip table. The curvy design of one obviously complements the other but you can introduce these rounded wonders even in rooms filled with clean straight lines to bring some much needed contrast.
The popular trend in the last few years has been to use a single large pendant light or even a series of pendant lights above the dining table. But a cascading chandelier is a far more enchanting option that also offers greater illumination.