Good lighting in your kitchen is critical for functionality and can also change the feel and mood of the room substantially, so it’s always best to think about what kind of lights you want before you start construction. And pendant lighting is a great way to create a real focal point above your bench and/or breakfast bar.
Having the right size of pendant light is crucial. You don’t want them to be so big that they block your view (and hanging height is crucial here), and you still want them to be big enough that they’re noticeable. Here, black lights create real impact yet are in proportion to the space and setting to create a real statement.
Hanging pendant lights at different levels can also be great for a funky look in your kitchen and wooden pendant lights can be used in many different styles. Lighter coloured driftwood can make a beachy vibe, while metal or copper pendant lights can create a sleek, modern look. Pairing up materials used in your kitchen with your pendant lights can connect each element for a more cohesive finish. For example, using copper pendant lights in a wooden kitchen creates a rustic contrast, while using the same material or colour as your kitchen on your pendant lights creates a stunning, modern, streamlined effect.
For an industrial look, try using Edison style light bulbs suspended by cables or metal beams. There are so many different options with pendant lights that you can find anything to fit your kitchen!
And if you are lucky enough to have an usual features such as a sloping ceiling, enhance and frame the angles with perfect lighting like these for the ultimate in designer style.
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