In this case the kitchen obviously stands for that area of the house where you both cook and eat together. Needless to say, the area needs to be well lit. And considering that it is a space often used to entertain dining guests, the lighting needs to be artful, in addition to being functional. So we have brought you a few kitchen lighting ideas to consider:
#1: Often in kitchens, especially in the region over the dining table, setting pendant lights seem to add a certain magic. In most cases, the shades of these lamps add style, and also tone down the harsh light and allow only enough light to create a nice cozy atmosphere. As you can see here, 2 different kinds of pendant lights – varying in height and in size have been used. The effect is pretty nice.
#2: Another kind of lighting that looks really good in kitchen, and isn’t all that subdued, are recessed lights. These are built right into the ceiling, and are covered by usually a small round panel of glass. As you can see here, these are quite capable of lighting up your kitchen, especially the dining area, as long as they are used together with some strategically placed pendant lamps.
#3: Another pretty new idea that has been making inroads into kitchen lighting schematics is the use of spotlight like set ups with lights that can actually be rotated, so as to alter the feel of the room. Here’s a classic example of the same.
#4: Cove lighting is another thing that looks elegant and even adds an element of mystery to your kitchen. This is because here no light fixtures are actually visible. The lights are actually concealed into the architectural detailing of the ceiling – providing good reflected light, and an aura of mystique! In this case, as you can see, some chimney lights, and a few recessed lights, have been used together with the cove ones.
#5: Now here’s another great idea. As you know, your kitchen cabinets need to be well lit, so that you can find the stuff inside and under them. So why not use the same light for lighting up the kitchen? This can be achieved through cabinet lighting in the kitchen!
#6: Now we’ll take a look at some old fashioned elegance. Yes, these are usually a little more high maintenance than the rest – but the look is probably going to be worth it! Consider getting chandeliers for your kitchen. The area just over your dining table can provide just the highlight a chandelier deserves!
#7: Many people also like to combine utility and looks. This can be done perfectly by building the lighting into a functional piece of furniture in the kitchen. In this case, it is the Island pot rack suspended over the dining area or cooking area. It holds the pots and pans and also provides a nice recess for your lights.
#8: Now depending on the style of the rest of the kitchen décor, you can easily alter the kinds of light fixtures you use, as well as how you arrange them. Certain design schematics seem to look good with certain kinds of lighting. For instance, here, the modern theme of the kitchen is actually carried forward by the lights.
#9: As you can see here, an elegant combination of more than one of these kinds of lighting can also be used to create the right feel. In this case, just as you have plain cabinet lights illuminating the cooking area, the distinctive pendant light over the table only adds to the pristine white walled and wooden floor look!
The point being made here is that, kitchen lighting is quite a versatile concept. While there are distinct styles and schematics – they can all be mixed and matched. And ultimately, it is your kitchen and what you think will work in it that matters. As a result, use these 9 kitchen lighting ideas only as inspiration, and build up your kitchen lighting around them!