7 Tips For Choosing Your Kitchen Pendant Light Fixtures

7 Tips For Choosing Your Kitchen Pendant Light Fixtures

Dec 22, 2021, 5:23:35 AM Life and Styles

If you're thinking of adding lighting fixtures to your kitchen's décor, you may be confused about how many types there are. There are so many different ones, with each type having its own pros and cons. There are also a lot of options that add plenty of personalities, making the kitchen seem fun and inviting.


However, trying to figure out which one is best for your kitchen can be difficult. You want something that will work well with the area, but you also want it to last for years and not fall apart quickly. This is especially important if you're going to spend a lot of money on them. To help you make the right choice and find affordable modern pendant lights online in Australia, here are seven tips for choosing your kitchen pendant light fixtures:


1.      The style of your kitchen should match the style of your pendant lights.


Most people don't think about this when they begin shopping for their kitchen pendants, but it's actually an important factor in choosing the right ones. If you have an artsy-looking rustic kitchen, sleek-looking minimalist pendant lights aren't going to look as nice as they would in another area.


2.      Think about the lighting scheme


You first have to think about the look you want to achieve in your kitchen. Do you want a modern, industrial style? Or something more traditional? Once you've settled on your desired look, it'll be easier to pick out the right type of pendant light fixtures.


3.      Choose large or small fixtures depending on your needs


If you have a small kitchen, you might want to choose smaller pendant light fixtures not to overwhelm the room. If you have a larger space with higher ceilings, then larger pendants can be a good choice for getting sufficient lighting across the room.


4.      Consider your energy usage.


These days many kitchen pendants are indeed energy-efficient and eco-friendly. Some even include LED lights, so you don't need to worry about replacing them as often. This can save you money on your utility bills over time since these bulbs last a long time and use less electricity than incandescent, and fluorescent bulbs do.


5.      Think about style and colour.


If you have an older or antique kitchen, you might want to look for something that fits in with that theme while still being modern enough that it matches with your other appliances and fixtures (if they are modern). If you have a more contemporary design, look for sleek lines that will fit in well with smaller spaces but still have enough room.


6.      Choose The Right Height


The right height of your pendant light depends on the placement of other features in your kitchen. If you have an island but will not be using it as a dining area, hanging the lights above the island is fine. Pendant lights should also be hung at a level that allows people to look up at them when they're sitting at the table and standing when they're entering or exiting the kitchen. Another option is to hang them from the ceiling to provide general illumination for your kitchen.


7.      What design do you want?


There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different designs when you start looking for pendant lights. You can find traditional filament style bulbs or go with minimalistic LED lighting. You might prefer something in between. The choice is up to you. Just keep in mind that not all types of lighting will work well in your kitchen.    


Published by Alison Lurie

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