Food is more important than many of us often give it credit for. That’s why the kitchen is at the centre of many home designs.
Feng Shui principles emphasise the kitchen as being one of the most important rooms in the home. Without thoughtful illumination, your kitchen will fail to shine as the essential room it is.
The lighting you choose for your kitchen can make or break the overall design. You can bring warmth and excitement to your kitchen just by being mindful of specific design principles.
Here are some kitchen lighting ideas that will brighten up your kitchen.
Make a Statement
You can add a touch of elegance and visual intrigue to your kitchen by adding a bold lighting fixture. This can be a chandelier hanging over your island or a pendant over the table.
This will draw attention to a particular area of the room. If the island is the centre of attention at all of your dinner parties, bring your guests attention directly to it.
This is an easy way to add a small dose of elegance to the room. You can easily play with different shapes, colours, and textures to add that glamour you crave.
Add a Pop of Colour
If you feel like your kitchen is lacking in colour, try adding a lighting fixture that will bring a jolt of colour into your morning.
It seems like yellow is the new black, but don’t be afraid to explore the colour wheel. Blue, red, and green are always viable options.
An electric blue lighting fixture may give you the boost you need before you step into your work shoes in the morning.
Recessed Kitchen Lighting
Lighting a kitchen isn’t just about glamour and intrigue. Recessed lighting works well around the perimeter of the kitchen and is perfect for general lighting.
Well placed recessed lighting fixtures can bring a warm and inviting glow to the space.
Energy efficiency is a concept in everyone’s mind. LED lighting fixtures will save energy (and save you money) as well as offer a more even distribution of kitchen lighting.
LED light bulbs come in many shapes and sizes, so you should be able to find one to fit in whichever fixtures you choose.
Add an Edge
If you feel like the rest of the room has adopted an ultra-femme style, you may need to balance it out.
Add an industrial style fixture to add a harsher edge to an otherwise soft space. If you find that your kitchen is too white, bring some life back into it with a brass lighting fixture.
Your kitchen deserves balance. Adding a harsher edge with darker finishes can bring back a sense of warmth to an otherwise sterile kitchen.
Be Bold and Have Fun
Your kitchen may just become the centre of your family life. Don’t let the space suffer from poor design.
Thoughtful kitchen lighting will bring harmony into the space and make it feel more inviting.
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