Keidel Lighting Guide: Kitchen Chandeliers

Keidel Lighting Guide: Kitchen Chandeliers

Once just for the formal dining room and grand foyer, the chandelier is making an appearance in every room of the house. For trendy homeowners, one of the most interesting places to install a chandelier is the kitchen. Kitchens are the center of activity for the modern home, and are often designed to be practical. Yet, as we spend more time in our kitchens, we begin to crave beauty and individuality—enter kitchen chandeliers.

This Cincinnati homeowner combined task lighting, accent lighting, and ambient lighting to create a beautiful, layered lighting scheme. At the center of the design, placed right above the island, the chandelier provides general light while making a stylish focal point.

The owners of this kitchen elected to use two smaller chandeliers over the island. Instead of serving as a central focal point for the space, dual chandeliers add overall elegance.

Finding the right fixture for a big kitchen can be difficult. If you choose something too small it gets lost, and if you choose something too large your chic space could become a colossal cram. This homeowner struck a balance by placing a large fixture over a larger island, while leaving enough space around the remainder of the kitchen to make it feel open.