Kitchen Lighting: Picking the Perfect Pendants

Let's talk lighting today! When it comes to picking the perfect pendant for your kitchen island, there are so many options available now, and the choices are so much better than they used to be. So how do you choose the right fixture for your space? We thought you might ask and decided to share a couple of things to consider when it comes to picking your pendants.

First, those small teacup-sized pendants are a thing of the past. Now kitchen lighting fixtures are a bit more over scaled and offer a new type of visual aesthetic and design element to one of the most frequented rooms in your house. We love the look of one or two larger pendants over an island—this set up really pops!

Second, don't forget about functionality. What is the purpose of your pendants? Are you looking for ambient lighting or something more task based? Or do you simply want lighting that serves as an accent or decorative piece? Finding your focus when it comes to functionality can help narrow things down when selecting your fixture.

And third, what other lighting fixtures are visible? If there are other fixtures that are close in proximity or at least visible from your kitchen, there should be at least one element that ties them all together. Whether it's matching metals or other related material is up to you, but doing so looks like you took the time to consider all the elements.

Below are some of our current favorites when it comes to pendants:

 Photo courtesy  Décor Pad

Photo courtesy Décor Pad

 Photo courtesy Alyssa Rosenheck/Castle Homes

Photo courtesy Alyssa Rosenheck/Castle Homes

 Photo courtesy  Edmondson Interiors

Photo courtesy Edmondson Interiors

 Photo courtesy  House Trends

Photo courtesy House Trends

 Photo courtesy Kitchen Island Lighting

Photo courtesy Kitchen Island Lighting

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