How to use lights to liven up and brighten your kitchen?
In our opinion, when people go “house hunting”, one of the biggest things they need to consider in a house is the kitchen. The size of it, the comfort in it, how well it’s lit and how much natural air it gets definitely make a difference.
After all, if you have an interest in cooking especially, this is probably where you spend the most of your time in—apart from the bedroom of course. And it’s also a place where you’ll have to work in, regardless to whether it’s the hot summer or the cold winter.
If your kitchen is lacking sufficient light, then no doubt it’s something that irritates you. Here’s how you can add lights to your kitchen artistically and without it taking up too much of your kitchen’s space.
Ceiling lights for the kitchen:
Installing LED lights is our personal favorite method when it comes to lighting up the kitchen. Though it takes more man power and preparations than any other way of installing lights, we like this method best because it doesn’t take up any kitchen space at all. These lights come in different shapes and sizes; so it will suit most kitchens, regardless to its size.
Lights through decorations:
If you don’t want to make it obvious that you are “installing lights” into your kitchen, then consider artfully including lights into your decorations. Mini LED display signs work rather well as kitchen decorations; and using these display signs will offer a little light for the kitchen too. Fairy lights too look very cute as kitchen decoration, and they offer a little light too. Don’t forget marquee letter either!
Going the fire light way:
If you plan to entertain company in your kitchen (yes, we know it happens), then consider placing a few candles around the kitchen for a quick and cheap light fix. The candles will give out a pretty glow, and it will even count as decoration for your party. If you like how your kitchen looks in candle light, consider making it permanent by installing a “candle bar chandelier” hanging down from your kitchen’s roof.
Using natural lights:
If you are concerned about the state of your electricity bill, then perhaps installing more lights is not really an option for you. If your kitchen has windows, then consider removing the curtains off it completely. This offers you a chance to make use of the natural sun light, at least during the day. Throwing open the window will allow some breeze to enter your kitchen as well, making it a more pleasant place to work in.