Paired with a set of posh bar stools and a nice counter on the kitchen island, even if the kitchen isn’t backed by a beautiful collection of booze, the right lighting can create a restaurant-style ambiance that’s perfect for entertaining.
(PRWEB) July 13, 2015
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In recent years, kitchens have been trending larger and more open, evolving from places meant exclusively for cooking into multi-purpose gathering and entertaining areas. Kitchen islands have become especially popular, often taking on the role of a restaurant style bar, connecting family and guests immediately with the cook on the other side. The right lighting fixtures can help play up this restaurant-like atmosphere, and HomeThangs.com has introduced a guide to a few popular, bistro-inspired styles to help set the mood.
Small pendant lights with colorful glass shades are probably the most iconic type of restaurant light, and one that can be found in almost any restaurant, whether it’s an upscale cafe or a dive bar. In a kitchen, as in a restaurant, these lights should be more for mood than functionality, with low wattage bulbs that cast just a little bit of light down on the bartop, rather than lighting up the whole kitchen. More distinctive lights will lend personality as well as atmosphere to the kitchen. Warehouse or factory style lights will create a grungier, more industrial feel, while lantern style pendants will add a touch of whimsy to the space. Chandelier style range hoods are also a great option for kitchen islands with built-in cooktops; they might not have quite the same ready charm as a more conventional pendant, but they will keep up that decorative, restaurant-style feel.
For a more in depth look at different types of restaurant inspired lights, check out the full article here.
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