Last week was a strange one (isn’t that the understatement of the century?)
Instead of trying to figure out why the world has gone mad, I’m redirecting that energy towards more productive endeavors – like this blog. These strange times we’re living in make me especially grateful for the all-consuming nature of a house renovation, as it’s giving me a much-needed distraction.
Speaking of all-consuming, one of the hardest decisions in any renovation is sourcing light fixtures – at least for me, anyway. Then again, I am the most indecisive person on the planet, so I’m sure that plays a role.
In my oh-so-exciting quest to find the perfect light fixture for EVERY SINGLE ROOM OF THE HOUSE, I’ve come across so many good options that I wanted to share with you! Many times I’d find a photo on social media with a fixture I really liked – only to discover that it was far out of the budget. After a little digging, however, I’d find a nearly identical option for much, much less. Not to toot my own horn, but I feel like I discovered a real talent for this “Get the Look for Less” challenge. I’m thinking I’ll write an entire separate post of my price comparison tips and tricks – would you like that?
Today’s focus is on my favorite (affordable!) brass pendant lights.
Pendants are usually associated with the kitchen island or peninsula, and yes, they’re definitely a necessity there. But they are quite versatile. They can work in many different scenarios: over the bathroom mirror, above the bedroom nightstands, over the breakfast nook, etc.
We had number 19 installed in our old kitchen (seen in the image above); it’s currently retailing for $65!
Now, number 12 is what we’re installing in our latest reno. I first discovered this pendant light in a photo on Pinterest but couldn’t bring myself to pay nearly $600 for two kitchen pendants. Just as I was about to order the next-best option, I found nearly identical ones for half the price on Amazon! Talk about a score.
I’ve tried to include a variety of styles, and I can honestly say I like every single option. Best part? They are all under $150; in fact, nearly half are under $100, and some are even under $50! If you’ve ever shopped for light fixtures, you know just how good of a deal that is.
I hope you find what you’re looking for. Let me know if you end up ordering any of my recommendations – I’d love to see photos!
To shop, simply click on the one you like or click on the corresponding number below the graphic.