Brighten up your home with our kitchen lighting ideas.
There’s a lot to consider in designing the heart of the home, and kitchen lighting ideas have the ability to totally transform an area. However this does not come without some planning.
In terms of kitchen ideas, lighting can really affect the feel and atmpsophere of your space and put emphasise certain features. No matter if you have tall ceilings or you’re exploring kitchen lighting ideas for kitchens with lower ceilings, the right choice can make all the difference to the area.
Co-ordinting your kitchen lighting with other asthetics in the room or using glass or crystal-infused chandeliers to add a touch of elegance and luxury. The glass or crystal-infused chandeliers will allow the light to dance across the space and brighten up any unwanted dark spots.
‘Now a days kitchens are multi-functional rooms where you prepare food, eat in, entertain guests and in some occassions even work. Therefore having the right kitchen lighting ideas is important to allow the room to flow and create flexible spaces.
Task lighting, Ambient lighting & Accent kitchen lighting
‘The most essential part to plan first is your task lighting, this is used to illuminate functional areas. Either LED lighting or spotlights are perfect for bright overhead lighting in a kitchen.’
‘Next, you should consider looking at how much natural light your kitchen has and also the type of atmosphere you want to create. Creating a general mood of the room can start with your lighting. For more ambient lighting looks perhaps you could choose a nice mix of light using pendant lights, or semi flush mounts in cool and warm lighbulbs.
When looking for more of an accent lighting look to highlight visual appealing areas in your kitchen. Considering placing the light at the back of the shelf or under the counter tops. With kitchen islands a softer low-level light around the island can offer a lovely atmosphere to a room highlighting the area.
Having the right positioning is vital – more importantly when installing lights over a kitchen island.
‘With standard ceilings, pendants should hang around 30 to 36 inches above the worksurface, with the total width of the pendants about two-thirds to three-quarters of the island’s width,’
With low celings this is more important to ensure you’re not overwhelming the room with a pendant which is too large.
The style should complement your own whether that be a country style, modern, traditional or period home. There are huge choices available on the market now including rustic, nautical and industrial lighting that can certainly make a statement in your home.
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