Get Kitchen Island Lighting right with these Ideas

If you’re looking to add some lighting into your kitchen, you’re in luck. There are many different ways to accomplish your lighting plan, and we’re going to discuss some of our favourites. Whether you want a sleek and modern look, or something more traditional, Barn Light has you covered. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Getting the Right Position For Kitchen Island Pendant Lights

Your kitchen island can one of the most important part of any kitchen. A centrepiece for your breakfast creations, right through to highlighting your adolescents cooking skills, finish off at the dinner party that took months to plan and execute. Its only fair that those experiences are highlighted in the best way possible – using Pendant Lighting designed for your Kitchen Island, manufactured by Barn Light!

It’s the constant head scratcher, how do you hang your pendant lighting over your kitchen island?

Lighting in your kitchen is extremely important, proper lighting and positioning allows for easy food preparation. Pendants hanging over the kitchen island highlights the island as the feature. Its common that the (sometimes) most expensive parts of your kitchen are the Copper or Brass plated door handles, the Deep Farmhouse Porcelain Sink, right down to the engineered Stone or Granite benchtop.

You’d probably want your investment, the rigorous styling revisions, (and the literal sweat of tradies walking it through the front door) to see the light of day within your own home right?

What about after Dusk, once you’ve returned home from a long day at work, or rounding kids up, after-school activities or simply dumping the family shop after wrangling the kids (and the shopping) from the family car?

Lets make it simple – It’s recommended to hang your pendants 55-80cm apart and 55-80cm above the island bench, consideration that symmetry is in place. 

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Kitchen Island Pendants in Farmhouse Green (New name for Jadite)

The things you need to know about such as the spacing in-between each kitchen island pendant, and ensuring they’re aligned overhead height. You may need to consider hanging them low enough to avoid glare from overhead kitchen lights. No doubt, the right pendant lighting can set the tone for your entire room, not just the kitchen island! We’ll get into that technical stuff shortly.

There are many different types of kitchen island pendant lights to choose from. It can be a little overwhelming when trying to pick the right one for your space. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! For example, our “Shop by Shade” page provides you detailed information about each Warehouse Shade that you might want over your Kitchen Island.

What height should I hang my pendant lights?

The most important thing is to make sure that the light fixtures hang at the correct height. You don’t want them too low or they will be in the way, and you don’t want them so high that they’re out of reach. Generally you’ll need a sparky (or unsightly cable tie) to reduce the overall drop if you don’t get it right the first time. If you need a temporary solution, Barn Light offers our Chain Hung Pendant Lighting to solve that exact temporary problem. In example; kids parties, where the lights would otherwise be suspended over the kitchen table, you could then “rehook” your light at a different space, and move your chain assembly around.

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Do you have a kitchen island with a bar-style seating area? It’s important to make sure that the kitchen island pendant lights hang at the correct height. This is to ensure that there’s enough space between each fixture. It also means they’re not too low or high for people seated at the barstool. When it comes to kitchen island pendant lights, we recommend hanging them from a chain – Consider our Deep Bowl Shades like our Wesco Warehouse Shades or Consider our Semi-Deep Bowl Universal Shades to minimise glare between participants. This way, you’ll rarely need to adjust the height of your new lighting.

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40cm Original Barn Pendants in Flat White (Havendeen's Woodland Project)

Getting the Perfect Style for Your Kitchen Island Pendants

Today, kitchen islands are not only for cooking anymore! They’ve become an important part of any kitchen design. Their lighting should reflect this new role. Lighting up your kitchen island is a great way to give it its own personality and set the tone for your kitchen. If you’re looking to add some kitchen island lighting, we’ve got plenty of options for you! There are so many ways that you can illuminate this space with ease and style. If you want a contemporary look or something more traditional, we’ve got you covered.

A kitchen island pendant light fixture is a great way to add style and elegance to your kitchen. Choose one with an shallow-bowl style for maximum lighting dispersal or opt out of it altogether by employing a deepbowl shade to keep your lighting focused! There’s something at Barn Light that will work well in any kitchen design. There are many different styles and sizes to choose from but they all have one thing in common: they are able to provide kitchen island lighting with ease and style. Every kitchen is different, and we’ve got the shades to match your modern kitchen design, farmhouse kitchens, and industrial kitchen vibes start with our Original.

When it comes to kitchen island lighting, there are many different options to choose from. You can go with a pendant light or chain-hung chandelier. There are many different styles, so you’ll be able to find one that fits your kitchen island perfectly.

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Delphite Blue Custom Kitchen Island Pendants
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35cm Wesco Kitchen Island Pendants in Wedgewood Satin

Kitchen island pendant lights are a great way to light up your kitchen island. Not only do they add style, and elegance, but they also provide task lighting for cooking by . If you’re looking for a sleek and modern look, we recommend choosing a pendant light with an open shade. This will give your kitchen island a contemporary feel.

Where Can I Buy Kitchen Island Pendant Lights?

The kitchen island is one of the most popular spots in a house. Not only does it provide extra storage, work surface, and seating, but it’s now become the main focal point of a kitchen. And with that comes the need for proper kitchen island lighting.

Barn Light has a huge range of industrial chain-hung pendant lights that are perfect for kitchen island lighting. Browse our range today and see how we can help bring functional, elegant style to your kitchen island.

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