Eye Catching Kitchen Lighting Ideas

May 08, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Kitchen Lighting

Creating a focal point in the kitchen requires planning and creativity. There are not usually any larger items, such as beds or sofas, used when decorating or designing a kitchen. A great option to capture the attention of a guest entering the kitchen is unexpected or unique lighting. We have pulled together a few unexpected kitchen lighting ideas to jump start your creative juices:

Fabric Covered Light Fixtures:
fabric covered drum pendantFabric covered light fixtures add a creative touch to kitchen lighting plans. One of the more commonly used fabric light fixtures if the drum pendant light. These fixtures consist of a large fabric covered shade and a simple light kit. This form of light fixture can also be very inexpensive. The drum pendant light can be created as an intermediate level DIY project.

The singular chandelier:

There are many chandelier styles available to suit a number of rooms/uses. A singular chandelier is a single tier chandelier that can be used to define space within the kitchen.
This style chandelier is functional and stylish when placed properly. In most cases, a singular chandelier works best over the kitchen island or kitchen dining room table.

Size Matters:

oversized kitchen light fixtureIf looking to catch the eye of guests upon entering the room, consider oversized light fixtures. Placing stylish, large light fixtures in your kitchen is definitely outside of traditional overhead ceiling lights. There are also advantages to using a larger light fixture. Kitchens require several layers of light, two specifically, task light and general light. In most cases, a larger light fixture can simultaneously provide both task and general lighting.

If big is not your thing, consider a number of smaller light fixtures. While a single small light fixture may not provide adequate kitchen lighting, placing a number of small light fixtures in the kitchen can achieve the same results as one standard light fixture. Pendant light fixtures are usually the best option for homeowners that desire a number of smaller lights.

contemporary kitchen lightingStep outside of the box and consider a sculptural light fixture. These fixtures are usually large in size and of an abnormal shape or design. These light fixtures definitely serve as the focal point in the kitchen. Also, these lights provide proper illumination due to their size.


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