All You Need to Know About Pendant Lighting

Interested in knowing all there is to know about pendant lighting? While it’s not a huge topic, pendants do offer a unique source of lighting. Pendants these days have a very custom design. With so many styles and great benefits, pendants should never be overlooked when picking out lighting for a room. This article will briefly discuss the topic of pendants and hopefully shead some light on their importance.

As it is with any light fixture, pendants come in a variety of styles. While most people think of mini pendants as contemporary fixtures, they also come in traditional and transitional styles. Adjustable stems or cords help out pendants’ functionality and are a key benefit of pendant lights.

Pendants have many benefits due to their shape and size. Long glass shades in many colors hide CFLs, which use less energy and generate less heat, without sacrificing a beautiful light fixture. Mini pendants can be used for task lighting in the kitchen or regular pendant lights can be used in place of a chandelier over the kitchen table.

Dimond Lighting Medallion Hunt Wrap Up

A special thanks to Dimond Lighting for hosting the Medallion Hunt contest on our site during our 10th Anniversary celebration throughout the month of September!

The Medallion Hunt contest generated buzz on several of our media channels promoting both the Bellacor 10th Anniversary and Dimond Lighting (once the item was found of course).  This is how it worked…  Bellacor posted clues on Facebook ( as to the Medallion’s whereabouts on our site.  As the clues got more specific, searchers were able to find the medallion, and more importantly, the item it was attached to.  In this case the item was the Dimond Penbrook Silver Plated with White Marble Arc Lamp.

After receiving entries from over 218 lucky medallion searchers, Bellacor chose two people to win the Dimond Arc Lamp.  Congratulations to Lori from Valparaiso, IN and Cynthia from North Canton, OH!  Enjoy your arc lamps, compliments of Dimond Lighting!

Dimond Lighting, a member of the E.L.K Lighting family, has released over 200 lighting collections with various styles emerging from fashion and industry leading trends.  Dimond’s international designers have created products with exquisite details and unparalleled design for distinctive homes.  Their products can be found at fine furniture and lighting retailers around the world, including Bellacor.  Dimond’s balance between quality, character and value create pieces that truly are “Jewelry for the Home.”

Bellacor carries a selection of about 125 Dimond table and floor lamps—these from over 80 fabulous collections.  No matter what the style in your home, be it Contemporary, Traditional, Retro, etc. Bellacor has a Dimond Lamp to fit your needs.

Thanks again to Dimond Lighting for their support during our 10th Anniversary.  Shop the Dimond collection and the Elk Lighting collection for all of their latest trends.  Check back for Bellacor’s next Giveaway which, no doubt, will be around the corner shortly!

Blogs We Like – The Pioneer Woman

You may recognize this picture AND the 4 colored prints as Bellacor was mentioned on “The Pioneer Woman” as a place where you could purchase these pictures. Ree Drummond was having a contest and these were the prize.  She is one of the best bloggers I’ve read.  She has it all, a “lodge home” to decorate, beautiful family and pets.  Oh, and cows.  She’s also written the most unbelievably sweet love story.  Best of all, is her writing, and isn’t that what a blog is all about?  Grace Feyock is the artist for these Uttermost reproductions — Bellacor number 247937. I have these in my home and hung them as Ree did – in a straight line.

The style Ree used in her home is very rustic. In her kitchen, she has a fabulous Apron-front sink.

Here is one from Bellacor, item 139070.

I could so picture this chair 561148 in that gorgeous great room.

Don’t you agree?

Add this table 41787,

Add and pick a lamp to put on it from, respectively, 536508, 505293 or 492380.

I really like this room as well and here are a couple chandelier choices.

Needs a floor lamp as well.  And, of course, this coat rack.

Finally, a bedroom with a fabulous bed and a rack for hats, sweaters – anything red.

Thank you Ree for your style and humor.

SEI Contest – Guestroom Makeover

The in-laws are coming!  The in-laws are coming!

Are you expecting visitors this holiday season?  Is your guest room in tip-top shape?  If your room is anything like mine, it doesn’t see a lot of guests and could probably use a little extra attention.  How about a room makeover with new furniture from Southern Enterprises?

Enter to win over $845 in Southern Enterprises furniture (the four items shows below) now through November 8, 2010.

With the help of these new items and a few touches of your own, your guest room (or any room you desire) will be on its way to a brand new look!

Vickerman and Holiday Decor

I know that it isn’t even Halloween yet, and the Holidays are not something that you want to start thinking about.  There are, after all, still 65 days left to shop.  But if think about it, there is a lot less time to shop for your Holiday décor if you want your home to be decorated in time for all of the celebrating!  Only 36 more days until Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas motif comes out—at which time you better be ready to decorate!

Bellacor has over 1,100 holiday items in their Seasonal Decor category. Come browse our selection for décor to fit your needs and get ready to save with weekly promotions offered throughout the month.

In addition, enter to win up to $500 in Vickerman Holiday product in our first-of-the-season Holiday contest sponsored by Vickerman.  Vickerman specializes in a wide variety of artificial trees, wreaths and garland for your home.  Visit Bellacor before November 8, 2010 to sign up for your chance to win!  Good luck!!