The right lighting can make a world of difference in any room. We often pay attention to the lighting in rooms where we spend time relaxing, the bedroom and living room for instance. Yet we rarely consider lighting in rooms where we’ll be doing tasks, like the kitchen. Whether it’s for style or function, modernizing your kitchen lighting can completely transform the room. If you want an easy update with big results, check out these styles to modernize your kitchen lighting.
Looking to add some sparkle and luxury to your kitchen? Then a chandelier (or two) is the perfect option. You can go big and dramatic to make a statement like these homeowners have with their crystal chandelier kitchen island lighting. For a kitchen that’s full of understated elegance, opt for smaller and simplistic design. Either way, your house guests will take note of your fancy new kitchen lighting.
For those looking to add a textured look to their kitchen lighting, why not try something with fringe? Tassels and pom-poms have been all over design and fashion blogs and are making their way into our homes through pillows and throw blankets, and now even lighting fixtures. For something fun and unexpected, try adding a fringe light fixture to your kitchen.
If you want something more practical, a sculptural lighting fixture is probably not meant for your kitchen. Sculptural lighting fixtures are a great way to add visual interest and a piece of art to an unexpected place. This sputnik style fixture is a great example of how you can turn an otherwise simple kitchen into an extraordinary one.
Whether your kitchen is a rainbow of colours or you’re looking to add an unexpected pop of fun, a colourful light fixture is a great way to add a little personality to your kitchen. Try adding two or three pendant lights in different colours, or using different lights in the same colour pallet. Adding colourful light fixtures is a great option for those who rent and can’t paint. Plus, you can always take the lights with you when you move out.
Task or Clamp Lighting
If you need to shine a light on one particular spot in your kitchen, consider incorporating task lights. Take inspiration from your office or workshop and add a clamp light for extra visibility when chopping or mincing. As an extra bonus, adding a clamp light requires no hard wiring so it can be moved around depending on the task or your mood.
We most often see sconce lighting in hallways and bathrooms, but there’s no reason they have to stay there. Similar to task lighting, sconces can help shed some light on a particular area of your kitchen or just help dress it up. Due to the vast variety of styles, you can find sconces to perfectly blend in or stand out, depending on your decorating style.
Yes, you read that right. While this option might sound a little odd at first, it actually makes sense to put a table lamp in the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s where we spend a lot of our time. You’ll find adding a table lamp or two makes the kitchen feel like an extension of the living room. Table lamps also help create a warm homey feeling when you’re not using the kitchen to cook.
Are you now inspired to update the lighting in your kitchen? When you’re ready to amp up your kitchen style, be sure to check on HomeStars for all your lighting and electrician needs. Tell us below which of these modern kitchen light options you like best, we want to hear from the entire HomeStars community!
Featured image courtesy of Heart of Tucson Art.