Appreciate the simple things in life with a more ‘Hygge’ way of living. Clean lines, muted tones and spacious interiors are a big part of Danish living, where the ‘Hygge’ concept originated. Danes take great pride in their homes, focusing on natural textures, layered soft furnishings and good quality furniture. The key is to create a warm and welcoming ambience and that’s where lighting comes in. Creating pools of light around the home is great for relaxation, when reading and perfect for lounging. We’ve browsed our lighting and handpicked what we believe will enhance your home with a ‘Hygge’ style. A selection of Drum Shades and Pendants that is ideal for giving direct pools of light.

danish delight Drum Shades and Pendants top picks


Adopt Hygge in the Home with our pick of Drum Shades and Pendants

There are several styles of ceiling lights to consider when redecorating. Each offer its own style to your decor. The main designs to consider are:


  • Chandeliers
  • Flush and Semi-Flush Fittings
  • Pendants
  • Easy to Fit Shade


Firstly, for a ‘Hygge’ interior chandeliers and even flush and semi flush fittings are too fancy and ornate. When looking at a new lighting scheme refer back to the original concept of ‘Hygge’, appreciating the simple things in life. That’s why we believe Drum Shades and Pendants are the go-to fitting for this particular look.


Easy to fit shades are great when you’re renting, redecorating on the cheap or living in student accommodation. Simply attach to your existing bulb fitting and ‘hey presto’. We even have easy to fit lights that give the illusion of a ceiling pendant such as our Metal copper and cork Easy Fit. Choose from a jazzy Geometric Print Drum Shade, to a simple Woven style or for a more detailed design go for our Ruffle Ribbon Drum Shade. Our Geometric Drum Easy Fit Shade showcases a trendy design in a muted grey tone. This fitting would be the perfect addition for a simple interior; geometric designs are bang on trend at the moment and can really give an interior character. If it’s a simple light source that you’re after then go for a plain design but with a bit of texture. Layering textures is key when you want to ‘Hygge’ up your home so if you get the chance to combine lighting and warm fabrics then go for it. Our Woven Wool Easy to Fit Drum Shade will add warm accents as well as style. With a large opening at the top and bottom of the drum this allows for light to pass straight through, boasting a wide scope of illumination. Team this with some chunky throws and cushions in a mixture of grey and muted tones to complete the ‘Hygge’ look.

Geometric Drum Shade


If you’re opting for a more permanent fitting but still wish to adopt the ‘Hygge’ concept simple pendant lights will do the trick. Slender curves and smooth surfaces are a Scandi way of life. Choosing simple forms in your lighting allows for more layering in other areas of home-ware such as soft furnishings. Our Norway and Gourd Pendants are slender in design whilst still making an initial impact in the room. The large dome opening gives an impressive scope of light, ideal for practical purposes. There’s no stopping you adding a touch of industrial to the look with our Industrial Parabolic Ceiling Pendant just make sure you add lots of throws and cushions to enhance a cosy contrast for the ‘Hygge’ concept.

Norway Pendant