Let's start simply — this is a Fat, Wide, Fat pattern hung in a line at the same height. The shapes work well with minimalist aesthetics and keep things interesting.
Moving along, this arrangement has five pendants arranged like a linear mobile in a symmetrical pattern (Wide, Tall, Fat, Tall, Wide).
If you want the eyes to dance a little more, you can vary the heights of the pendants as you see in this photo. When you use more than one or two pendants, the group becomes a sculptural chandelier.
There is no rule saying the pendants need to be arranged in a straight line; here a cluster hovers over the center of a small dining table.
The outside of the pendants sports a matte black finish, while the brass inside bounces the light around and creates a gorgeous glow.
This arrangement is composed around the largest pendant, Stout.
Everything in this room is rather rectilinear, with the exception of the Beat Pendants and the sculptural round table. The two are having a nice conversation amid all the straight lines and light colors.
Now that you've seen a bunch of mixed groups, what do you think of a simple pair of pendants?
A lined-up trio keeps the minimalist look yet adds interesting shapes to the mix.
Tip: When planning lighting for a long kitchen island, consider using two large pendant lights instead of three or four small ones.
Just because the Beats were inspired by pots and water vessels doesn't mean they are limited to the kitchen and the dining room. Beat lights create some seriously swanky billiard lighting. If this seems familiar, it's because Chuck Bass has a group of Beat Pendants over his pool table in his apartment on Gossip Girl.
Hanging your lights is always a good way to save space on a nightstand.