Lighting creates ambiance, and is a design element that adds shape, texture and character to a space. A chandelier hanging over a dining table can easily be a focal point or statement piece – helping define the look of a room. Hanging pendants in the kitchen not only provide light and brightness for preparing and cooking meals, but they add warmth and unique style. Lighting is complementary to other pieces of décor, and ultimately can help make a space feel complete.
From pendants to chandeliers to flush mounts, Lulu and Georgia has a carefully curated selection of ceiling lights that will bring stylish detail to a room. Below is a guide to help you discover which ceiling light fixtures will work best in your home.
Kitchen Ceiling Lights
A kitchen should not feel purely functional for just cooking meals, but it should also be a place to gather and converse with family and friends. It should feel casual, yet also elevated. Here, lighting helps set the scene. Instead of overhead lighting that makes a kitchen look unnaturally bright and fluorescent, characterful pendants and simple flush mounts Illuminate your kitchen with a soft warm glow.
Consider the look you are trying to achieve in the space. Ceiling lights for over a kitchen counter or island, featuring a simple, singular shade are perfect for a modern and minimalist space. A traditional flush mount lamp with antiqued brass and delicate ribbed detailing brings vintage appeal to a kitchen.
In a more rustic, farmhouse-inspired kitchen we love the look of an industrial style pendant that features elements of wood and iron. (A larger chandelier in the same industrial style would look great over a French wood grain dining table).
Lastly, try hanging a ceiling light over a small kitchen table in a breakfast nook. To make it feel more inviting and conversational, find a pendant for the kitchen ceiling. Light fixtures in a nook help add a casual and intimate feel, that’s separate from the rest of the space.
Woven ceiling lights, constructed from materials like rattan and jute, are incredibly versatile; adding a cozy and warm element to a space. They have an airy quality, bringing layered texture and dimension to a room without making the space feel too formal or heavy.
A woven chandelier can bring a natural, relaxed look to a living room, bedroom or dining area. It can be used as part of the canvas in a room that is quiet, airy and neutral; or it can serve as a statement piece, and a contrasting design element in a room that feels more traditional and vintage.
A woven, wicker chandelier with elegant, sloping curves brings a touch of artistry to a room. Try adding one to a dining space with a planked wooden table and a vintage rug for traditional style that still feels warm and casual.
In a child’s bedroom or nursery, incorporate a woven pendant for a calm and minimalist look. Complement it with natural wood pieces, vintage toys and neutral hues. The space will flow with the rest of your home’s design while still feeling imaginative and playful.
Globe Lighting for a Kitchen or Dining Room
Popular in the sixties, globe light fixtures have made a comeback, in part because of their sleek, simple style. The round shape of globe ceiling lighting adds a minimalist and ethereal quality to a space. Globe pendants and chandeliers add form and movement to a room, keeping a dining area or kitchen from feeling flat and uninspired. The juxtaposition of clear glass with vintage brass or black fixtures gives just enough detail to make them stand out and not disappear into the space.
Globe light pendants work very well over a counter area or kitchen island. They add soft, warm light that is practical for a workspace, while also adding a clean and sophisticated look. It is important, when hanging your globe lights, to measure the distance between them, so they hang uniformly. And always consider the space between your lamp and the surface of the counter (you don’t want the fixtures to hang too low).
In a dining room, try hanging ceiling lights as a unique statement piece and focal point that immediately draws in the eye. The spherical globes will also draw contrast to a rectangular table, adding visual interest and dimension. For minimalist and modern style, try a globe light fixture with a black base and slim, straight arms.
Overhead lighting should serve as part of the design of a space. While the type of lighting depends on the room; a ceiling light should be practical, while also adding warmth and ambiance. Whether you are looking to find a ceiling light fixture for a kitchen, dining area, bedroom or entryway, Lulu and Georgia offers a collection of carefully curated designs.