Kitchen Lighting: How To Get It Right

 

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Daily we have customers asking our design team to help with selecting lights to complement each other within the same space; most frequently kitchen island pendants and breakfast nook chandelier. Walking that fine line of pairings that go well together without being to matchy-matchy can be difficult. While we're always here to help (please ask, we love it! hello@lightingconnection.com) below are some guiding principles to make sure you're selecting items that mesh well.

1. Select Cousins, Not Twins:  No one wants a room that looks like you picked up the entire furniture set, hello 70s. Same goes for lighting- don’t pick out fixtures that look like you got them from some ‘lighting-in-a-box’ store. We advise choosing fixtures that seem related without being from the same exact collection. This can apply to finish, style, or form. Cousins, not twins – get it?!  

2. Create a Focal Point:  Remember not every piece can take center stage. If you knocked it out of the park with your chandelier, don’t distract with over-the-top pendants as well.

3. Strike a Balance: Don’t be afraid to play with different textures, materials, finishes, silhouette and shapes. It’s all about balance and added interest. Drum shades are a great way to soften, glass creates airiness, orbs and globes add a soft feminine shape, brass and wood create warmth. You get the picture.

From modern-to-transitional, industrial-to-glam, we've hand-picked some of our fave kitchen lighting combos to make your life a little easier. Need someone from our design team to help? No problem! Email over specifics on your project and we'll jump on it: hello@lightingconnection.com

 

 


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How to Choose the Perfect Lighting

Having sweet dreams of fabulous lighting but having nightmares that you won't pick the right size or put it in the right place? Our lighting size guide will help you become a lighting guru in no time. You got this!

When choosing a light fixture it's super important to consider the available space so that the fixture is balanced and proportionate to the room. To select the correct size you'll need to do a little math (say it isn't so!). Don't stress- it's easy breezy!

If you need extra help, we're always here.  Just email us at hello@lightingconnection.com.

 

 


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