Three Unique Styles of Kitchen Pendent Lights


Lighting is one of the most vital elements of kitchen design.  Here’s a link to a previous post about the 5 Ways to Light Up Your Kitchen.  While functional lighting is truly important, accent lighting really pumps up the “WOW Factor”. Pendant lighting over an island, peninsula, or small dining table is a great way to add style and shine.  Here are 3 different styles of pendants to consider when designing your kitchen.

Series of Pendant Lights in Lake Gaston Kitchen DesignIndividual Pendant Lighting

Pendant lights come in a wide range of colors, styles, and sizes.  A series of pendants over an island or peninsula act as suspended jewels in your kitchen.  Depending on the light chosen, pendants may not be enough light to be functional on their own, but they really add detail and life that draws your eye upward.  They can be hung all at the same level or they can be arranged at different heights, depending on the look you are trying to achieve.  Pendants are truly a versatile and engaging design feature.




Linear lighting in Lake Gaston kitchen designLinear Suspension Lighting

Linear suspension pendants can hang beautifully over kitchen islands or over rectangular dining tables. They work best in kitchens that are spacious enough to handle a fixture with more length and presence. For both bright task and decorative kitchen lighting, use a decorative suspension along with recessed lights and undercabinet lighting.


drum shade lighting in lake gaston kitchen designDrum Pendant Lighting

Instead of mini pendants, consider placing 2 or 3 drum pendants over a kitchen island.  Drum pendants are a current trend in kitchen design for their beautiful touch of elegance–elevating the charm and warmth of your kitchen when entertaining guests.

What is your style of pendant lighting?  We’d love to hear about it and see it in the comments below!


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