Pendant lights above a kitchen island (or peninsula) not only provide practical task lighting. They can help to transform the overall style of your kitchen space.
From sleek and minimalist to indulgent chandeliers and everything in between, there’s a pendant light for every kitchen. That’s probably why having this lighting in your kitchen has become an incredibly popular option.
But with so many different styles and choices available, it can be tricky to narrow down your search for your perfect pendant light.
So in this post, I’m focusing on ‘Glass‘ and sharing the 10 Best Glass Pendant Lights.
In a hurry? Check out my top picks table below
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FRIDEKO Vintage Ball Glass Pendant Light
YOSOAN Shade Glass Pendant Light
The Petite Bubble
Top tip: Some of these lights come as a whole set and some are shade-only. This means you’ll need to buy a light fitting in addition to the shade. Don’t forget to factor this into your budget – along with the bulb!
– 10 Best Glass Pendant Lights –
These handblown round glass pendant lights are perfect to show off those stylish filament lamps. A clean and simple design with a touch of industrial style.
The minimalist, clear round shade with black and aged brass fixtures will complement most kitchens and room styles.
Well made, reasonably priced and available individually or as a pack of two. That’s what makes these glass pendant lights my ‘best overall pick.’
Buy on Amazon: Frideko Vintage Industrial Ball Glass Pendant Light
With vintage style at an old-school price, these pendant lights are my best budget pick. The set of two will set you back less than £50.
These classy pendant lights are made of robust materials and finished in an antique style. Looking to add a unique flair to the design? Use a modern bulb to bring these fixtures bang up to date.
Buy on Amazon: Modern Vintage Shade Glass Pendant Light
Whether you’re cultivating an industrial style or looking to add a modern edge to your classic kitchen, this teardrop pendant light is the perfect option for you.
The unique look of the smoky glass will give your room a soft glow while adding a touch of class.
Smoky glass not your thing? Check out the other options from GLADFRESIT and explore more modern and mid-century options.
Buy on Amazon: GLADFRESIT Teardrop Glass Pendant Light
I love this cloche-style industrial glass pendant. The copper finish is at home in industrial or farmhouse kitchens.
The smooth lines of the shade make it a timeless addition to your kitchen. Match with displayed copper pots and pans to tie the look together.
If you like the shape of this pendant light but aren’t sold on the colour, it’s also available in Antique, Black, Brushed, Chrome and Copper.
Buy on Amazon: Yosoan Industrial Glass Pendant Light
5. RIO Copper Glass Pendant Light (Shade only)
By day and by night, this glass pendant light will look subtly stylish in your home. It’s a small but luxurious addition to the room.
The copper tinted glass looks elegant and glamorous when off. At night, the soft lighting adds a warm glow to the room.
As this light is shade only, don’t forget to buy your light fitting if you don’t already have one in place.
Buy on Habitat: RIO Glass Pendant Light (Copper)
The Coleman clear glass and copper metal ceiling light is a triple hit of chic and simple.
The modern, stylish open globe shades are the perfect showcase for decorative bulbs. And the hint of copper makes these lights perfect for a mid-modern room, simple Scandinavian style, or even an industrial kitchen.
Buy on Habitat: Coleman Clear Glass And Copper Metal Triple Pendant Light
Cute, super stylish and a little dreamy. The bubble pendant light is a real show stopper!
Twelve hand-blown glass bubbles float around a centre light globe, diffusing the light into a natural glow.
With a few different sizes available, this is by no means a budget option. However, if you’re looking to wow and add a sense of playfulness to your kitchen, this bubble glass pendant light is absolutely gorgeous!
Buy on Etsy: The Petite Bubble Pendant Light
The Prismatic glass pendant light simply oozes elegance and class. These intricate made-to-order pendant lights look gorgeous turned on or off.
With the metal lamp holder available in five different finishes (Brass, Bronze, Copper, Nickel and Old English Brass) as well as 30 different cable colours, you can create your own bespoke masterpiece.
They’ll also adjust the length of the cable to suit your needs. So get measuring!
Buy on Etsy: Prismatic Glass Pendant Light
Sometimes, simple is best. This clean, modern pendant light allows other parts of your kitchen to shine – literally!
If you’re in need of something stylish but don’t want to draw attention from the rest of the room, then check out this style. But don’t forget to buy your light fitting if you don’t already have one in place!
Buy on John Lewis: Madison Glass Ceiling Shade
Displayed over the island or dining table, this pendant light will add a warm, homely feel to your kitchen. Its classic curves and old-school charm make it ideal for your farmhouse kitchen.
The hints of bronze and ribbed glass add visual interest, day or night. And the excellent reviews speak volumes.
Buy on John Lewis: Croft Collection Tristan Ceiling Light
Light bulbs (lamps)
Now you’ve found your perfect pendant light, don’t forget to buy some light bulbs (lamps)!
And if you’re getting one of the ‘shade only’ options don’t forget to buy your light fitting!
Modern or classic, small or large, glass pendant lights are perfect for any kitchen island. The range of styles, shapes, and finishes means it’s easy to find the right light for you.
Just don’t forget to buy a bulb and a fitting, if you need it. If you’re like me, you’ll love these shades so much that you’ll want to hang them up right away!
To help complete the look of your kitchen island, you may also like my post 11 Best Scandinavian Style Bar Stools – Perfect For Your Kitchen Hygge