9 Kitchen Lighting Ideas To Consider
Kitchens can often be seen as the hub of the home, so not only do you want functional lighting in this room, but you also want it to look nice too. Choosing the correct kitchen lighting will directly impact the look and feel of your kitchen so we’ve picked out favourite 9 kitchen lighting ideas that you can consider installing in your home.
Low hanging pendant lighting is great for adding a distinctive look into your kitchen. With a cluster of three hanging over your kitchen island, you’ve got a combination of stunning task and decorative lighting. There are so many different pendant shades on the market.
So there’s something for every style of kitchen. Do make sure that if you opt for pendant lighting you get the pendant drop and the spacing between lights correct before having them professionally installed.
If you want the main focus of your kitchen to be the cabinets or your worktop, spotlights could be a better lighting option for you. They’re great for dispersing light all around the room. The sleek style suits smaller kitchens beautifully. These are ideal for modern kitchens and can really brighten up a dark room. If your kitchen doesn’t have much natural light then spotlights are our top recommended solution.
Over cabinet lights
This type of lighting not only helps to illuminate the work surfaces but creates a beautiful ambience in the room when you’re entertaining too. Under-cabinet lights come in many forms with spotlights that are mounted or recessed, as well as strip lighting which provides a long strand of light along your kitchen.
When installing an aluminium profile for LED strip lighting is best installed first to help protect your LED lights from damaging materials, they can also help make it easier to install the lights too.
Install these for an elegant take on floor lighting in your kitchen, the sleek design of plinth lighting means they’re unobtrusive and create a neat light source in the room. They can add great ambience and help you create a great mood for entertaining in the kitchen.
If you’re looking to give your kitchen an industrial feel with exposed bulbs then consider exposed bulbs. Of course, this type of industrial-looking kitchen lighting won’t suit every kitchen, but in those that it does, it gives off a gorgeous brightness and has a stylish effect. Think Manhattan loft space, exposed brick kind of style.
Provide a constant stream of light around your kitchen worktop with the installation of LED upstands, these look great in modern and sleek kitchens to add a design element as well as being great for task lighting too.
If you have exposed cabinets in your kitchen you can make them a design feature in the room with the addition of cabinet lighting. These are great if you want to draw attention to what you have on show in these cabinets, such as fancy glassware or crockery. Do make sure though if you are adding cabinet lighting you keep these as clutter-free as possible for maximum impact.
LED Glass shelves
Exposed shelving in kitchens is a huge trend at the minute and you could combine two functions with LED Glass Shelves, that are great for storing little kitchen knick-knacks and providing some light into the area too.
There you go, those are our top 9 tips for adding lighting into your kitchen, have you got any other suggestions or even images of your kitchen lighting? We’d love to see in the comments below.
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