Kitchen Lighting
Littman Bros |  August 28, 2015

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?

Kichler Lighting 2943NI Circolo Nickel 8 Light Linear Chandelier

Perhaps Arts and Crafts is more to your liking?

Progress Lighting P4100-46 Arts & Crafts Bronze Island Light

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.

PLC Lighting 8900/CFL Piero-I Black Satin Glass Pendant

Space them apart:

ET2 Lighting E94831-104SN Minx Satin Nickel Linear Pendant

Or choose one bold drop that makes a statement

 

Schonbek Lighting MT2209 Matrix Silver Pendant

 

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.

Vaxcel MM-PDU510AE Montmarte Athenian Bronze Linear Chandelier

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.