Hanging barn lights are what many people think of (and look for) when looking for industrial pendant lamps to achieve a rustic or warehouse-like feel. They work well over pool tables, bars, dining tables, kitchen islands and more.

These pendant lights have an aged steel exterior with a white interior, which enables then to give off more light while still looking dark and rustic.

Metal Pendant Lights
Ecopower Industrial Barn Metal Pendant Light

These can be used with any lightbulb, but combining them with vintage-looking Edison bulbs gives them a more upgraded antique look without a lot of effort.

Another popular industrial pendant light has what is sometimes referred to as a “canopy” shade. Many times, it is used with an Edison bulb, and some models have a cage around the bulb as well.

In addition to the pendant style, they are also sold as wall lamps or ceiling lamps, so this can be a good style to get if you want to match several fixtures throughout your house or in a room.

Antique + Industrial in One Lamp…

Vintage Metal Pendant Light with Hemp RopeThis model comes with a custom-looking hemp rope wrapped around a portion of the hanging chain. It gives it a softer and more sophisticated look without being more expensive.

This antique style aged-steel fixture typically ranges in price between $40 and $70, depending on the size, materials and features. Like many industrial fixtures, these are affordably priced for stylish, well-made lamps.

It’s no wonder that this type of decor has taken off in both residential and commercial spaces. It achieves a modern trendy feel without going out of style fast.

Note: Although sometimes labeled as “mini”, the EcoPower Vintage Metal Pendant is not small, measuring 14.6″ x 11.8″ x 5″. At the same time, it weighs less than 2 lbs, so it’s not heavy.

Go for the Weathered Warehouse Look…

Hanging Metal Drum LampDrum Lamps, on the other hand, can be more weathered and industrial looking. They have a bolted, boxy look that resembles a shipping drum that you might see on a cargo carrier or in a warehouse.

This Giaveno Pendant displays a unique oxidized bronze finish that upgrades the feel while still providing the industrial ambiance. They also cost more, usually between $200 and $300.

Brushed Nickel Pendant LampHowever, do you want lighting that has the industrial feel but is more modern and clean looking? You may want to check out brushed nickel fixtures.

They can be simple and minimalistic in design, which make them suitable for modern and contemporary interiors as well.

As you can see, the lamp shown on the left has a sleeker look due to the brighter nickel lamp shade. It also features the hanging polo rod instead of the traditional chain link.

Of course when choosing fixtures, you want to use the same (or similar) materials throughout, whether you choose brushed nickel, oxidized bronze, copper, brass, galvanized steel etc..