Bright Ideas in Island Lighting
Kitchen Islands are the gathering place. Your guests meander around it while you put the finishing touches on dinner. Teens invade it to dine quickly before dashing back out the door. Little ones utilize it as their place to create masterpieces. And somewhere in there, it assists with food prep as well. When it comes to choosing lighting for this workhorse area of the kitchen, here’s a few things to keep in mind.
What’s your style?
Are you a fan of Contemporary?
Perhaps Arts and Crafts is more to your liking?
From simple to chic, choose complimentary lighting with adjoining rooms keeps your home’s look consistent. Yet if eclectic defines your design, we say go for it!
To pendent or not to pendent?
Design experts say pendent lighting is here to stay, so don’t shy away from this attention commanding beauty. Cluster them together.
Space them apart:
Or choose one bold drop that makes a statement
Bright Lights, Big Area
Optimal lighting you can control is the goal when planning. An oversized fixture can produce perfect lighting when you need it for cooking, and when set on a dimmer switch, takes the mood in a new direction. A chandelier can be the perfect piece that works beyond the formal dining room. For a splash of color, or maybe a little whimsy, choosing a chandelier in a style you love, gives your island not only function, but also a lovely form to admire.
Lighting sometimes falls to the bottom of the list when it comes to remodeling your kitchen or updating fixtures. Make sure brightening up your island isn’t an afterthought. Rather, let lighting shape a mood that draws you in whether your baking cookies for someone you love or relaxing while reading the Sunday paper. Lights don’t have to be boring, so let yours shine bright.