The kitchen is the hub of the home, so when it comes to decorating, picking the correct lighting scheme to show it off is essential. Don’t make the mistake of fitting one light and thinking it will do. With so much going on in the room, you don’t want any area left in the dark. Get creative with your illuminations and try one of these top styles.
Spotlights are a great way to pick out a certain area. If you want the general feel to be soft lighting, but still need to be able to see your way round the kitchen, these could be for you. They are subtle enough to not interfere with the rest of your scheme, but won’t leave you in shadows. Spotlights are particularly useful above the hob, giving you a clear view of what is going on.
Under cabinet lights
Under cabinet lights that illuminate work surfaces are a great way to create a soft and sophisticated atmosphere, while still giving you the light you need to go about your everyday tasks. Go for strip lights or spot lights for great results.
Illuminating lights in display cabinets are a really attractive decorative touch. Not only will it create a warm glow, but it will help to show off your china or glasses too. Use this for your highest cupboards as the light will make the room appear higher. This is also a great trick to use in cupboards and larders so that you can see exactly what you have got.
Chandeliers and statement lights might seem more suited for the lounge or bedroom, but they are a great way to create a focal point for your kitchen. While chandeliers may seem like a strange choice, the opulence of the light off-sets beautifully against the practicality of the room and helps to add a touch of quirky elegance. Other statement lights or designer pieces are a great way to bring creativity into the room and make an interesting view point.
Low and high lights
Like the counter top lights, installing spot lights around the bottom and top of your cabinets is a great way to create ambience in your kitchen. The soft glows will not only bring warming relaxed tones to the room, but is the perfect way to show off your flooring or ceiling.