When you walk into your kitchen, how does it make you feel? Is it a welcoming, well organized place? Somewhere you can feel proud to invite your friends to sit under the cozy kitchen pendant lighting and drink coffee while you share the latest gossip? Or does it seem cluttered, dingy or even depressing?
Fortunately, even a simple kitchen can be transformed from an insipid workspace to the inspiring heart of your home with clever lighting. Better yet, the beautiful effects you can achieve with under cabinet or kitchen pendant lighting do not have to cost a fortune.
High quality kitchen pendant lighting over an island workspace serves the practical purpose of giving you plenty of light when you are preparing food. It also creates a warm and welcoming focal point for you to sit with friends and family when the workspace is not in use. Ideally, fit your kitchen pendant lighting with a dimmer switch so you can have bright lights when you are working and dim them to create a more intimate atmosphere. Take care that your light fittings do not hang so low that they present a hazard for you and your guests.
While kitchen pendant lighting is frequently used to showcase an island workspace, you can also combine it with other types of lighting to create atmosphere and draw the eye to various focus points in your kitchen. For example, you could use accent lighting to call attention to an attractive crockery set or under cabinet lighting to illuminate counter tops and create a cozy atmosphere. You could even decorate your kitchen with low voltage track lights. Used thoughtfully, it can create sophisticated and beautiful effects.
If you want to transform your kitchen but do not have a fortune to spend (or even if you do!), creative use of kitchen pendant lighting and other types of lighting is the key.