The kitchen is at the same time a working place and a place for family rest after a meal. Therefore, it is very important to make lighting in the kitchen so that it meets all the needs of your family. Illumination of working surfaces, kitchen island and internal cavities of cabinets will add to this room functionality and convenience, and a beautiful chandelier above the dining table and LED lighting of furniture from below will bring an unforgettable style and atmosphere. If you are interested in modern lighting options in the kitchen, then consider these 8 simple ideas that can transform any interior design. + Selected 35 photos!
1. Lamps for lighting the work area in the kitchen
Built-in spotlights or narrow long lamps are installed under the hanging cabinets of the kitchen, in order to illuminate the work surfaces qualitatively and simply the countertops under them. All the wires are hidden behind the bottom wall of the kitchen façade. As a rule, this solution is more suitable for lockers that are made to order. For those who are not going to change kitchen furniture, it's easier to use LED tape or overhead lights, which we will discuss later in this article.
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2. LED lighting for kitchen cabinets
The main advantage of the LED strip over the LED lights is its flexibility and ease of installation. Therefore, LED-tape is used not only for illumination of work surfaces, but also for decorative lighting of kitchen cabinets. The following photos show how much the kitchen design can benefit from using such a simple device.
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3. Zonal or spot lighting in the kitchen (8 photos)
Did you know that kitchen fixtures are a great way to divide this space into zones? Modern designers recommend to emphasize the dining area with an elegant hanging lamp and apply chisel lamps over worktops.
Note that recently, there is also a tendency to use hanging spotlighting when small lamps on a long cord are hung over a kitchen island or other surface or spotlights are built into hanging constructions like the one on the next photo.
It is most convenient to install spot lighting in the kitchen with a stretch ceiling, because it will easily hide all the wires and communications. See the examples in the photo.
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4. Beautiful pendant lamps for the kitchen (5 photos)
Suspended lights are no surprise, but in the kitchen today they use a special way: they emphasize the kitchen island, bar counter or a soft corner, while in other parts of the interior use working lights. In general, pendant lamps add a kitchen style, help to allocate a rest area and provide comfort during meals.
5. Overhead lighting for kitchens under cabinets
Perhaps, for convenience of installation, the overhead lights are somewhere between the LED ribbon and the recessed lights. They are superimposed under the hanging cabinets (directly on their walls) and most often serve to illuminate the working surfaces of the kitchen, although in general they can similarly be attached to any shelves and illuminate the cavities of the lockers from the inside.
Today, overhead lighting fixtures for kitchens, as a rule, have the universal shape of a small washer, a wire for connecting or a battery, and also a magnet, a velcro or the like. means for fastening. We attach 3 photos of such lighting in the kitchen:
6. Interior lighting cabinets in the kitchen (5 photos)
Interior lighting can be extremely useful for deep and dark cabinets in the kitchen, but it's even better to use it in cabinets with glass transparent or semi-transparent doors. This will add to the design of the kitchen some romanticism and allow you to present your porcelain and decorative plates in the most favorable light.
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7. Functional ceiling light for kitchen
Lightweight and elegant ceiling spot systems allow you to conveniently manage lighting in the kitchen, at the right time directing the light exactly where you want it. To date, these are the only modern lighting fixtures for the kitchen, which harmoniously combine aesthetics and functionality.
8. Luxury chandeliers for the kitchen (+ 4 more photos)
One of the easiest ways to give the kitchen an interesting style is to hang in it a chic chandelier or another bold lamp. Classic and modern chandeliers for the kitchen are made in all sorts of colors and materials, so you can easily find the right option. We hope that the photos of the fixtures in this article will help you make excellent lighting in the kitchen. Keep it to yourself!