There a lot of things to deal with when you have a small kitchen. It starts from the multi-function cooking utensils, medium space for food preparation and many more. Choosing the perfect lighting style would be a trouble as well. Thankfully, there are plenty of ideas for you to pick, starting from the simple to elegant type. Which style is yours?
1. Go Big
Small kitchen doesn’t have to be paired with small lighting. You could put up a big one that could cover the whole area. At night, its black cover won’t be seen. It would provide a floating effect for the illuminated area. In the morning, the black color would be a chic decoration for the kitchen especially if you have monochrome theme. Make sure to bring a splash of green to brighten the space.
2. Modern Round Lighting
Packed kitchen might not be everyone’s favorite. With this issue in mind, you could find a lighting that could attach to the wall or the ceiling. Thus, there will be fewer hanging cables or any other additional items on your eyesight. The one attached to the wall is slightly tilted, so it could illuminate the prepping area. Another one is stuck on the ceiling but arranged to face different direction.
3. Functional Lighting
Sometimes the kitchen area is too small to have decorative lamps. Does it mean that you will cook in the dark at night? The answer is no; you only need to focus more on the mostly used space. Where will you move around the most? Then put the lights on this specific space only. An undercabinet lighting doesn’t take too much space. It is a great solution for your problem.
4. Axis Lights
An axis has x and y line. Borrowing this idea, you may install the light following the axis direction. Make sure to choose the slim and light type of lighting. One should be installed near the sink and stove. These lightings serve as the functional item. Another light is installed on the serving or dining area, decorating the kitchen. It works well for attached kitchen and dining space.
5. Canopy Chandelier
You should be careful while choosing the lighting for the kitchen. It would be both the illuminating item and also the focal point of your kitchen. If you apply modern theme to your cooking corner, then don’t hesitate to bring canopy chandelier. Its big size will be an attractive addition and the light is bright enough. Make sure to arrange the light height. It may take several trials and errors.
6. Traditional Pendant
Do you love pendant? This item will be hanging from the ceiling. The bulb may or may not have cover shade to control the light direction. Many kitchens around the world install pendant and the house owners love the idea. You could copy this idea and even adds more style. Instead of purchasing the industrial cover, take the one with traditional touch. For example, you may take the rattan pendant.
7. Natural Light
Have you considered to provide natural light for your kitchen? If you have windows, you will need no light in the daylight. The lamps only work hard at night only. Also, the window creates bigger illusion. To accentuate the natural light, don’t forget to choose a glass or transparent pendant. This lamp type has pretty reflection under the sunlight and functions well during the night time.
8. Small Light, Big Visual
Why lighting is so important for a kitchen? It determines the whole picture and also your possible movement. This is why you need to think carefully about how the lamp distributes the light to the desired directions. If small lamps could do the work, then take it. Focus on the proper direction rather than specific model to please your eyes. You may also add several secondary lightings in edgy corners.
9. Unique Parisian Style
What if you cannot find the lamp that fits into your taste? Don’t worry, many people take custom pendant for their houses. Probably this Parisian pendant could give you an idea. Since the kitchen has been painted in green, adding more colors will be too much. The lamp has transparent shade with warm orange strand in the centre. The pair aims for elegance and luxury look.
10. Hanging Diamond
Do you like pattern? If so, this diamond motive pendant would catch your interest for sure. The item would be a great addition for a plain white or any other pastel themed kitchen. The pattern itself is simple yet adorable. The hanging concept helps the light to spread evenly on top of kitchen counters. You may also move this decorative lamp to the dining area.
11. Industrial Exposed Cable
If others love the simple and clean look, you may love the opposite. As the owner of high-ceiling kitchen, it is quite hard to install the wall or ceiling lighting. For this reason, you don’t mind to have exposed cables. As long as you could arrange the cables, the mess will look pretty, too. Manage constant distance by providing wooden support. With this look, how could the guests resist its charm?
12. Flower-like Chandelier
Are you a fan of flower? Then you will love this flower-inspired chandelier. It resembles a dandelion. Depending on your kitchen theme, this chandelier could present a classic or modern look. For more spectacular look, install a dimmer to control its brightness. Set into moderate brightness while you cook the dishes. Then lower the brightness during the dining session to have romantic atmosphere.
13. White and Gold
If you look for something luxurious, then you might arrive to the right choice. Take a look at this white and gold lamp. The gold shade is made from painted brass. When the light from white lamp hits the partial shade, the reflection would be yellowish. It delivers warm tone to the room. If you already have richly painted wall, you will even richer tone.
14. Innovative Globe Pendant
When the regular model cannot satisfy you, then it is time to look for more innovative ideas. Probably this contemporary globe fits your bill. The frame is made from black brass and has asymmetrical pattern. It hangs low to the kitchen counter or could be dragged to higher position.
15. Colored Shade
Colorful reflection is pretty. If you agree, then look for a stained light shade. The market has plenty of choice. For your safety, purchase the one tone stain first. You might upgrade to multi-tone shade on the next renovation project.