The kitchen is the heart of the home, where we cook for friends and family, do work, play games and make memories. In the most multi-functional space of the home, proper kitchen lighting makes all the difference. Think about how you use your kitchen. Are you an avid chef or baker? Do you do the bulk of your work at the kitchen table or kitchen island? Do guests tend to migrate towards the kitchen during a party? Whatever your needs, the versatility of the space calls for multiple layers of light to accomplish various tasks and set different moods.
Hanging pendants, chandeliers or linear suspensions over the kitchen island offers ambient lighting and a visual centerpiece for the room. Before selecting your pendants or suspensions, take the size of your kitchen island into account; large pendants above small islands can look imbalanced and act as a visual barrier in the space.
Where space is a concern, ceiling flush mount lights are both decorative and functional, offering ambient light and distinctive style without crowding a room. If you have a dining nook or casual eating area, adding a ceiling flush mount or semi-flush ceiling light effortlessly adds character to the space.
For clean design and an ultra-minimalist look, recessed lights like the Aurora collection from Pure Lighting are a simple, sophisticated solution.
Monorail and track lighting are flexible kitchen lighting solutions that can support both adjustable heads for directional light and pendants as decorative elements. Our collection of freejack pendants pair well with monorail and look great over kitchen islands or kitchen tables.
For more information, read our Kitchen Lighting article.
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