Camouflage with Rope
If you love the look of an industrial pendant light but can't stand staring at a stark cord, disguise it! A thick jute rope will get the job done—and add a bit of rustic texture to the room. This lamp's cord was first tightly wrapped with sisal to hide it, then dressed up even more with a length of knotted rope.designsponge.com
Lift and Lower with Pulleys
Get the popular industrial look for less. Very basic pendant lamps (even just exposed bulbs) can be rigged to vintage barn pulleys from the flea market for a high-end rustic look—on a budget. If you're feeling ambitious, you can even swing by the hardware store to pick up the items you need to wire the bulbs on your own.starsforstreetlights.com
Steal from Your Shelves
If your pendant lamps are used as bedside reading lights and need to hang close to the wall, a shelf bracket can do the trick. Brackets come in a variety of materials and colors, and are easily customized with a coat of paint, making this an ideal choice for someone who likes to get the details just right.brit.co
When you (or your budget) aren't up to the task of rewiring to allow your pendant lights to hang from the ceiling, take a look around. If placing the fixtures in a nearby wall works, install hardware over the desired location and drape the light cords over the piping. This solution looks best with multiples of the same light.
Go Out on a Limb
Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from the tree branch. This version would work best in an area where a lower light source is needed—around a low-to-the-ground dining table or in a living room arrangement.decoist.com
A Pendant Light Chandelier
Despite its humble origins in plumbing projects, copper piping is a visually striking material and relatively inexpensive. Build a grid out of the piping, drape simple pendant lights over it, and voilà! You've built a modern industrial chandelier with little more than a day's work.apartmenttherapy.com
While the task of securely hanging a horizontal ladder from the ceiling is daunting, doing so will let you create a completely unique and memorable centerpiece for a room—and a way to hang multiple lights. We love the idea of pairing the ladder with an angled ceiling to complement a rustic and charming kitchen.
Related: 12 Design Essentials for the Perfect Country Kitchen
String Up Some Beads
A simple bulb hanging from exposed cord can look sleek and modern, but sometimes you want to spruce up the cord a bit. With a little dismantling, oversize wooden beads can be strung onto the cord at any length you wish. Masking even just a short section will give the hanging light a little flair and distract from the exposed cord.anwjohnston.blogspot.com
A repurposed frame affords the perfect base to hang several (or many) simple pendant lights. Depending on the frame and lights chosen, the resulting faux-chandelier's style could range from industrial to modern to shabby chic.ruffledblog.com
For more lighting ideas, consider:
11 Eye-Popping Chandeliers Made from the Everyday
9 Lampshades You Can Make Before Lights Out
11 Desk Lamps to Lighten Any Task
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