Lighting Design Ideas For Your Kitchen

October 3, 2019
Lighting Design Ideas

Planning to give your kitchen a revamp? Whether you may have big plans for a major overhaul or are just looking to make subtle changes that make a big difference, changing up your lighting can be a great way to improve the looks of this important space.

A seemingly insignificant feature, lighting can make or break a space. Not only are kitchen light fixtures functional, but they also add a sense of style to a room. They’re important for illuminating work spaces and they’re also able to accentuate any decorative elements of a kitchen, or any other room in a home. Here are some lighting design ideas for your kitchen.

Pot Lights

For overall ambience and illumination, pot lights work best. They’re non-intrusive and modern while being very effective at lighting up the entire room. When choosing recessed lighting, it’s important to understand all the different types of bulbs, as well as the fact that you may have dimmer switches installed to give you some flexibility on how much light you need in the room.

Pendant Lights

If your kitchen has an island or peninsula, pendant lights work very well hanging over top. They not only help to light up these work areas, but they also add a dramatic look to the space and add some colour and style. You can find hundreds of different pendant light styles to suit your kitchen and your tastes.

Cabinet Lights

Cabinet lighting is a great way to add an element of design and decor to your kitchen. But not only that, this type of lighting can also make it much easier to find whatever it is that you’re looking for when sifting through your cabinets. You can get cabinet lighting in LED strips or pucks, each of which that can be accompanied by dimmer switches to give you the option to increase or decrease brightness.


You may not consider spotlights for a kitchen, but they’re becoming increasingly popular among homeowners and designers. Spotlights can be installed in a kitchen to boost illumination and direct focused light to task areas.

Dining Area Lights

The workspace in your kitchen needs to be illuminated for obvious reasons, but what about over your kitchen table? The dining area where you and your family eat also needs to be lit up, which can easily and stylishly be done with a chandelier. Fixtures for dining areas can add style and visual interest, and a dimmer switch can help set the right mood.

Need Help Updating Your Kitchen?

If so, let Hope Designs help. We’ve been in the business of sprucing up kitchens and all other spaces in a home with great success, and we’d love to be a part of your project too. Call Hope Designs today!