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Kitchen pendant lights are the perfect addition to any home. Whether you’re focused on functionality, style, or all of the above, pendant lights are practical, beautiful, and can suit both a modern and traditional style. It doesn’t matter if your’s is a simple or prestigious kitchen – lighting is super important for any culinary space, for creating both a workable and aesthetically pleasing area.

We love pendant lights in the kitchen, and here are 4 of our top reasons:

1. Kitchen pendant lights are functional

There’s a simple reason why kitchen pendant lights are becoming increasingly popular in kitchen design: they work.

It’s generally agreed that if there’s any room in the home that deserves excellent lighting, it has to be the kitchen. Between food prep, socialising and dining, the kitchen is the central hub of the house, so it has to be well lit!

This can be a challenge when food preparation surfaces and eating areas need plenty of light, yet you don’t necessarily want the entire kitchen/dining room lit up like Lunar Park!

In these cases, the solution is kitchen pendant lighting. Pendant lights allow you to enjoy the benefits of concentrated light in one particular area, without having to have every globe in the room blazing.

Family standing around kitchen island bench with kitchen pendant lights
Aesthetically pleasing kitchen pendant lights

2. They’re aesthetically pleasing

Are you looking for that extra ‘wow’ factor? That touch of bling in the kitchen?

Pendant lights can add a real statement to your design and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! The range of pendant lights available is huge.

Spanning from large industrial-type shades to woven basket style and delicate chandeliers, there is something to complement every taste, colour preference and budget.

4. Pendant lights provide ambience

Lighting plays a huge part in setting the mood and tone of your kitchen. For that intimate, cosy atmosphere, pendant lights are the way to go!

Of course, different colours, shade designs, and globe sizes create different effects, so whether you want the light-filled bright, airy farmhouse feel or the moody, darkened ambience of a downtown restaurant, it’s all possible. There are no boundaries, except the extent of your ‘bright’ ideas!

Pendant chandelier light above a kitchen dining table
Kitchen pendant lights hanging over island bench

4. They’re highly versatile

Kitchen pendant lights are incredibly versatile and can be set at different heights depending on your needs and design preferences.

Decorative pendant lights can be strung higher, out of the way of sight-lines so that they’re more subtle and less intrusive in their appearance.

On the other hand, task lighting must be low enough to do its job, but not so low that it becomes a ‘head-hitting hazard’ (ouch)! If it’s too high the light will be lost, but if they’re too low they can interfere with sight lines and be annoying and intrusive.

If you require pendant lighting for both task and decorative purposes, consider hanging a cluster of lights at different heights – this concept is both beautiful and effective and can be the visual jewel of the kitchen. 

Before making a final decision on your pendant lighting, it’s wise to ask for professional advice.  A qualified kitchen designer can help you choose the perfect lighting fixtures to complement your kitchen.  Call Wonderful Kitchens today on 02 9772 2988 and discuss your needs and ideas with one of our team, or drop into our showroom and chat with a team member there!