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Tips + Advice

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

 

 

Ashley Albertson

About the Author

I’m a look your best and you’ll feel better, give it your all or go home type of girl. Who also may or may not suffer from a slight sushi addiction. If you know someone who’s annoyingly obsessed with gorgeous interiors, I’m probably worse. My favorite interior style would def have to be Mid-Century Modern, but I’m still a girly-girl at heart so a dash of glitz makes me swoon. I’m a boy mom and resident of Fort Worth, TX but my heart lives in the Rockies (who doesn’t love Colorado, right?), and if traveling was free you’d never see me again. I believe that you can never fail at something you're passionate about and that challenges are really opportunities if you have the right mindset (so stay positive!).