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Kitchen Pendant Lighting

Why We Love Kitchen Pendant Lighting

Kitchen pendant lighting brings efficient illumination to your cooking space while contributing to your home's overall aesthetic. Hanging lights work as whole-room illumination in a smaller kitchen space, or you can coordinate with other lighting styles to add depth and visual interest to the room. Adjustable suspensions let you hang these lights at various levels to customize the overall effect.

Which Kinds of Pendants Work Well in the Kitchen

Pendant lighting creates a dramatic effect in your kitchen. These kitchen hanging lights drop down to eye level or just above eye level to command attention in a way that flush-mounted ceiling lights don't. Pendant fixtures designed for hanging over a kitchen island offer extra light when you're preparing food, while pendant lights hung over a kitchen table brighten up casual meals. Hang a sleek pendant light near a wall to highlight a special piece of artwork in your kitchen, or put a pendant fixture above your sink to add extra illumination while washing dishes or filling pots.

Kitchen Pendant Lighting Ideas for Every Style

Whether your style tends toward ultra-modern, timeless traditional or retro-industrial, there's a pendant light available to fit your kitchen decor. Indulge in upscale sophistication with a contemporary teardrop-shaped glass pendant light from Tech Lighting or a delicately pleated large pendant fixture from Nelson Bubble Lamps. Glamorous modern kitchen pendant lights from WAC Lighting give your food preparation zone a luxurious vibe, while classic metal-framed fixtures with candelabra bulbs from Visual Comfort lend your cooking area a distinct sense of tradition. Line up a few cylindrical or cube-shaped mini pendants from SONNEMAN Lighting above an island or counter top to create a streamlined minimalist look.

How to Choose the Best Kitchen Pendant Lighitng

Choosing the right pendant lighting for your kitchen involves determining the specific level of light you need and how you want it to work with your other kitchen lighting. Large drum pendants and bowl pendants hung 12 to 20 inches from the ceiling may provide sufficient illumination to fill your entire kitchen, while smaller mini pendant lights direct attention to a specific focal point in the room. Fixtures designed with multiple bulbs in a single row offer bright coverage down the entire length of an island or dining counter, and multi-light pendants with cascading layers of individual bulbs work best as dramatic center lighting over a dining table or in the middle of the room.

Other Considerations

Kitchen pendant fixtures work best when you coordinate it with the rest of your kitchen lighting and decor. Layer light by pairing pendants or mini pendants with a dome ceiling light, track lighting or recessed lights. Hidden undercabinet lighting adds another layer of illumination, and you can install dimmers to more precisely control the brightness of different sections of your kitchen. For an open-concept kitchen, the lighting and kitchen furniture should blend seamlessly with the decor in any adjoining rooms. A line of pendant lights over a counter between the kitchen and living space can tie the rooms together and create an area for friends to gather between the two zones.

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