You can change the impact and atmosphere of your kitchen by simply updating your kitchen pendant lights. This is particularly effective when you wish to highlight a kitchen island. Selecting large pendant lighting is as important as selecting the color of your worktop or the finish of your faucets; but which is right for you?
Making Difficult Choices
You can spend hours clicking through pages across the Internet assessing the different types and styles of large pendant lighting that you may choose for positioning above your kitchen island.
Your choice will be defined by the style of your kitchen and understanding what impact you wish the lights to make. By deciding the function of your large pendant lighting, you can move on to choose aesthetically.
Assess Your Current Lighting
The amount of light you require from your new centerpiece will be defined in relation to the amount of lighting you have already available in your kitchen. Kitchens do require good lighting, especially when you are dealing with knives and other dangerous implements.
Where you have large windows, you may not need much additional lighting during the day. Where you already have several lights around the ceiling in your kitchen, you may choose a fixture that is mostly for show, rather than the light provided.
Task lighting is designed to throw light into a specific area where you are working. Ambient lighting is designed to brighten an area or the entire room. Accent lighting will highlight a specific feature, which may be your kitchen island. Decorative lighting will be in place to show off the fixture itself.
You may choose your kitchen lighting as a combination of task, ambient, accent and decorative, depending upon the size of your room. The height of your kitchen will also dictate the type of fixture that you wish to install, but your final choice will be what appeals to you.