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THE ART OF KITCHEN LIGHTING

Kitchens need a good amount of light because they are busy rooms. The heart of the home. So, it is often difficult to picture your kitchen with warmer lighting or a relaxing atmosphere. But any room can be transformed into a cosy paradise. And you can maintain a bright and clear vision.

We find that kitchen lighting, when done right, has many functions. It sets the mood, makes a style statement, and casts light exactly where it's needed for food prep.

Good lighting transforms an ordinary kitchen into a bold and beautiful place. Here are some of our best kitchen lights.

KITCHEN LIGHTING ELEMENTS: STATEMENT, TASK, ACCENT, AND AMBIENT LIGHTING

Beautiful kitchens are simple and minimal. You create this through striking groups of pendant lights, known as statement lighting. You also light behind the shelves, known as symmetrical accent lighting.

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STATEMENT KITCHEN LIGHTING

It's surprisingly simple to create statement kitchen lighting. Hang your pendant lights over your island or dining table. Statement lighting provides light in a pyramid shaft, or directional light that spreads outwards, and downwards. This results in great task lighting in specific areas. It projects a softer glow into the rest of the room. Create this look with our Copper Cluster Lights. Alternatively, the DesRes Home, White Barn Pendant Light and the Retro Nickel Dome Lights provide a stylish, sleek look.

 

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TASK KITCHEN LIGHTING

Task lighting directs light to a particular area, such as your chopping board, kettle or worktop. Go for under cabinet lighting. Or, if your kitchen design does not feature wall cupboards, use wall lights. These beautiful task lights do the job perfectly.

  • Shop the Nickel Dome Wall Light here.
  • Shop the Extending Wall Light here.

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ACCENT KITCHEN LIGHTING

Accent lighting emphasises key objects in your kitchen. It puts a spotlight upon your chosen feature. For example, lighting a glass-fronted cupboard,r a picture, or an open shelf which features your favourite, most beautiful ceramics and glasses.

AMBIENT KITCHEN LIGHTING

Ambient kitchen lighting is the opposite to task/directional lighting. It contributes to the overall wow-factor of a kitchen.  It casts a subtle effect on the room as a whole. Hide lighting on top of kitchen cupboards, that create a soft upwards glow that reflects back into the room. This gives a warm feel and is a great example of ambient lighting. Just like these stunning Clear Light Ball Decorations, and these Clear Light Baubles. 

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HAVE LOTS OF KITCHEN LIGHTS – YOU CAN ALWAYS SWITCH THEM OFF

Vary the lights in your kitchen so you can create the right mood for the right situation. Your kitchen is the heart of your home and will see all the emotions of family life. You'll want low, gentle lighting for relaxing evenings. Other times you'll need it bright and clean for work or food prep.

Keep lots of options available so you can create a different style depending on your need. Don't worry about having too many as you can always switch them off.

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