Friday, October 14, 2011


It's so wonderful that today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. As I settle into my new home, I'm realizing I was quite spoiled with my last apartment which was filled with natural light all hours of the day. As I've been brainstorming about what type of lights to introduce to my shaded little ranch, I realize this guest post couldn't have come at a better time. Stop by their blog, say hello and tell them you found them here on Solo Thais. ~Solana

Drum pendants are a chameleon in lighting. They can work with virtually every style and in every room. Simple drum pendants with white or natural linen shades are the most basic version. Drum pendants with dark shades, metal accents, patterned shades and double, even triple concentric shades are also popular style. Here are eight great drum pendants that are most definitely lively lights.
Interior Design
A drum pendant with a natural linen shade is a neutral design that can work in many different decors. It looks great with modern, transitional and even more traditional styles.
Interior Design
A large scale drum pendant works with the vaulted ceiling in this contemporary rustic living room. The dark brown of the drum shade blends with the wood ceiling.
Interior Designs
Love the drum pendant with a shade that matches the wall color. The darker shade is more dramatic but still feels modern.
Lighting Fixtures
A pair of drum shade pendant lights makes for chic kitchen island lighting. Done in a trendy chevron pattern, these are a DIY project. So clever!
Interior Design
Drum pendants can work in the bathroom. Love this white drum pendant with chic silver metal accents that coordinate with the bath fixtures.
Lighting Fixture
The gold lining of this black drum pendant adds unexpected glamour to the kitchen. The gold also reflects the light, creating a warm glow.
Dining Room
An elongated drum shade is a variation on the standard drum pendant. It is perfect over the dining table or in a foyer or living room with high ceilings.
Light Fixtures
A triple threat, this kitchen island light is composed of three drum shades as a single pendant light. The same look could be achieved by hanging three drum pendants in a row.

Drum pendants truly are versatile. Discover even more creative lighting fixtures at Arcadian Lighting's website today. (Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Arcadian Lighting is the best source for lighting fixtures and accessories at discount prices. Arcadian Lighting has been in the lighting industry for over 15 years selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products.

Thank you Susi and Arcadian Lighting for sharing these beautiful images and wonderful design tips with Solo Thais readers. 


  1. Where is the black shade with gold lining from? Love it. Need it.

    1. Hi Jessica. I tried searching for the source, but no luck yet. If I come across this pendant, I will definitely let you know. Thanks for reading!