posted by on 2011.01.31, under Mancave Makeovers

As we outlined last week, most living areas do best with at least three different light sources: a floor lamp for directed light, a ceiling lamp for overall illumination, and accent lighting to set the mood. Today we focus on ceiling lamps. Pendant lamps are a fail-safe option and look great hovering over a couch or seating area. Get one that will fill out the space a bit and looks just as good when the lights are out.

The Hanging Warehouse Pendant from The Home Depot is no nonsense and high quality. Great for more modern, minimalistic spaces. Just $29.97.

Hampton Bay Brushed Nickel Warehouse Pendant, $29.97

The diffuser on CB2’s Eden Pendant Lamp gives off a soft, soothing light. It’s also a plug-in instead of hard-wire making it a cinch to anchor just about anywhere, no tools required.

eden pendant lamp, $49.95

West Elm also makes a floor lamp version of this awesome Woven Veneer Pendant. It’s both modern and reminiscent of the 70’s.

Woven Veneer Pendant, $149

Fauna’s geometrically stimulating Icosa lamp is made of felt and also plugs in for versatile placement.

Fauna Icosa Pendant Lamp , $160

The Sputnic Atom fixture is more of a chandelier than a pendant, but will instill lamp envy in your friends nonetheless.

Sputnic Chrome Chandelier Atom Light Fixture, $201.99



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