How do you illuminate a kitchen? How high should kitchen pendant lights be? What must be the ideal distance between kitchen pendant lights? How high should pendant lights be from the countertop? If you’re asking yourself these questions, OR If you want to know all about pendant lighting designs and styles to elevate your kitchen, […]
How do you illuminate a kitchen?
How high should kitchen pendant lights be?
What must be the ideal distance between kitchen pendant lights?
How high should pendant lights be from the countertop?
If you’re asking yourself these questions,
If you want to know all about pendant lighting designs and styles to elevate your kitchen,
If you have just purchased a house and want the kitchen to look fabulous.
You’re at the right place. In this article, we’re going to show you:
So, let’s begin!
Here are 15 top pendant lighting ideas which we know you’ll love. Our list has it all, from rustic to more opulent ones, from jute pendants to metal ones. Take a look!
For those who want something simple yet stylish, this sleek glass pendant lighting is the answer. It sports metal hardware and a transparent glass shade. The fixture has a lovely brass finish that nicely contrasts with the metallic colour in the picture above.
Bring a part of the old Hollywood studios into your kitchen with these pendant lights! These mini pendants throw lights around evenly due to their unique shape and sleek design. Here’s what’s so great about these items: you can extend them as much as 64 inches down from the ceiling! So don’t worry if you have a lofty ceiling.
This eye-catching pendant design draws its inspiration from vintage designs and can make your kitchen more alluring. Its slim stems and round exterior are made from metal for a uniform look, while its clear glass exterior makes the exposed socket seem bold.
Its design reminds you of old castles where such brackets hung from walls to provide the much-needed lamp light in dark corridors. Fortunately, these new designs are not so gloomy. Made from bronze, these pendants have a classic and timeless look. This design is ideal for having over breakfast tables and kitchen islands.
You can try caged mini pendant lights if you’re making a farmhouse-style kitchen. These are ideal for farmhouse-style kitchens and industrial styled kitchens. You can also hang them from 17 to 65 inches, which is quite a lot!
This is yet another pendant light design that can go well with a farmyard-style kitchen. Open-cage design, faux-wooden frame and rich painted finish are its highlights. This design is especially suited for barn-like and farmyard-style spaces because there is an X brace on each side of the frame, reminiscent of old farmhouse gates and bard doors.
Want to jazz up the style quotient of your kitchen? Grab a few of these traditional schoolhouse pendant lights. It is a must-have for your kitchen with a lovely glass frame, sturdy iron frame and hand-painted metallic finish!
We can’t bring the whole of Hollywood studios to your kitchen, but we can get you something that’ll remind you of it. With a design that transcends time, these pendants will bring the glamour and oomph of Hollywood. Strong iron frames are used for creating these fixtures and consist of a fine satin-brass finish and frosted glass shades. Exotic and fab!
To bring more “warmth and charmth” to your kitchen, you can choose this one. If it doesn’t turn heads, you can send back your product, and we’ll check for what’s wrong with it! Just kidding, but we’re sure your visitors will love it. These pendants sport a sturdy, curved metal frame. What sets this apart from the rest is that here you can have three dimmable lights, which is more than enough to light up the kitchen or set the mood for a more romantic mealtime.
With distressed finishes and a gorgeous quatrefoil design, this pendant is chic. Onlookers will commend you on having these French country-style pendant designs; bet on that! Have a few of these over your kitchen island, and you won’t recognize your kitchen anymore!
With this jute and steel pendant light, you accomplish three things:
This stunning pendant sports a steel frame and fine jute details that brings a warm, golden glow to any room.
Some products are made specifically for use at particular places. For instance, this drum pendant is ideal for lighting up your kitchen island. Its modern design is such that a large area will be illuminated. Oh, and by the way, the lights are dimmable as well.
How about a lighting fixture that’ll look good in any type of kitchen year-round? Ceramic pendant lighting fixtures are ideal for this job! These have a chic look that goes well with any décor. The ceramic shade is what creates a difference, as it provides a ribbed yet subtle texture to the exterior for an opulent look.
How about a modern yet minimalist design? Yes, you can have that too! In fact, you can choose from any style and look! Thanks to its mesmerising wireframe structure, the wire-weave dome pendant is quite an exclusive piece.
With a sleek and sexy appearance, you can’t get enough of this dome pendant, and neither will your envious guests. Don’t think it is weird if they wish to stay in the kitchen a bit longer. This luxurious dome pendant boasts a clean and straightforward exterior with a gilded and shaded interior. The gold leaf finish on the underside is the proverbial cherry on top.
Here are some handy lighting design tips, whether you have bought pendant lighting fixtures or are planning to.
1.Don’t put lights too close to cabinets, especially if the kitchen has a low ceiling. Glare from the bulbs can discolour the glass.
2.If your kitchen has a low ceiling, don’t use too many downlights.
3.To better control the level of light, use spotlights with dimmer switches.
4.You can use accented and mood lights to create a more intimate or cosy environment.
5.Make sure the lights’ switches go well with the kitchen décor.
Let’s now come to the final section of our article. Here are some frequently asked questions from the buyers of these lights.
No, pendant lights are not out of style. Their function is different from others. For instance, you can put on under-cabinet lights for some accent lighting when you have finished cooking at night. Pendant lights can function as task lights, like over a kitchen island, which lets you focus on the task at hand.
How do you illuminate a kitchen with pendant lights?
It all depends on the size and style of your kitchen and the height of its ceiling. Here’s something we can tell you, though, as a rule of thumb. If you have a kitchen island, have three pendant lights above it evenly spaced. If you have high ceilings, you can have linear suspension lights.
Ideally, it’s between 30 and 36 inches.
As a thumb rule, pendant lights should be between these lengths if you’re planning to hang these over an island or countertop. Of course, the height of the ceiling matters a lot.
Experts say that the space between lighting fixtures should equal their diameter. For instance, if your fixtures are 24-inches in diameter, the distance between them should be 24 inches as well.
How high should pendant lights be above the countertop?
Ideally, they should be 30 to 40 inches above the countertop’s surface.
You want to give the best possible look to your kitchen. You can, of course, browse endless products over the internet. But if this is your first time buying these things, it can confuse you. That’s why we suggest getting the advice of experienced interior designers, such as team BRD. They’ll be more than happy to tell you which pendant lighting fixture and switchboard style will look best with your kitchen’s theme or style.
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