December 29th, 2016 | Kitchens
Lighting is an essential element in any room, serving purposes of practicality, aesthetics, and atmosphere. In no room is it more important, though, than in the kitchen. It’s not only the “heart of the home” where we gather with friends and family, it’s a place that requires efficient lighting to function properly. If you’re planning a kitchen renovation next year, consider incorporating these 5 lighting trends to create a modern and inviting space.
Built-in Under Cabinet Lighting. Under-cabinet lighting helps illuminate dark corners when prepping meals on the countertop, and it also makes beautiful mood lighting when left on alone at night. But this year, instead of retrofitting cabinets with light bars or puck lights, you can actually incorporate under-cabinet lighting into the cabinet boxes themselves to create a sleeker, more modern look.
Statement Chandeliers. Sure, a professional range can make a statement in the kitchen, but not in the way a dazzling light fixture can. The perfect counterpart to a utilitarian space is a bold and glamorous chandelier. It’s a look more and more of our clients are asking for each year.
Industrial-Style Lighting. It’s been a trend for a few years now, but industrial-style lighting above kitchen islands is a trend that’s showing no signs of waning anytime soon. It’s a perfect complement to a rustic, farmhouse-style space.
One-of-a-Kind Pendants. If the industrial look isn’t for you, there’s an up-and-coming trend on the opposite end of the spectrum: delicate, organic pendants with an artisan feel.
Globe Pendants. The final pendant style that’s on the rise this year is globe-style pendants. The vintage design is a classic, but there are variations on the market that work well with modern, traditional, and transitional spaces.