Comfort and convenience of modern apartment depends on the lighting. In addition to natural lighting, a great role in this belongs to artificial lighting. Correct lighting is not only coziness and comfort, it is the appropriate atmosphere in your home, the optimal conditions for work and rest, a good mood. To create artificial lighting apply lamps of various types and different functional purposes. With the help of lamps you can give the interior of the room a peculiar style and appearance.
Kitchen island allows us to daily solve everyday problems. Correct lighting in this case will only help us, and we will tell you how to choose from the variety of options the optimal suspended fixtures that will give the upper light above the working surface.
The type of lighting that hanging lamps should give depends largely on what kind of lighting fixtures are already available in your kitchen. A space with large windows probably does not require an abundance of artificial light, but cutting boards must be highlighted, at least for your safety. For the kitchen, in the ceiling of which there are already many point lamps it may be required just a little decorative luster.
Clear task. Sometimes we need additional lighting in certain areas of the kitchen and the kitchen island as a whole – exclusively on a cutting board, or a cookbook.
Keep in mind that open from below pendant lamps in combination with powerful lamps can give the effect of a powerful searchlight. If the light is too heavy, choose a lower output lamp or install a dimmer to adjust the intensity of the light when you are not at work.
General lighting. Suspended lights can give light to the entire kitchen, and not just one spot on the kitchen island. If you want this, then choose several such luminaires, since one can not cope with this task. Maybe even lamps with a few light bulbs. A soft light adds coziness and intimacy.
Accent. Directional lighting emphasizes design features, such as works of art or beautiful material. If you have a beautiful tree or stone countertops, the correct light will help to reveal the different tones of the materials. Spot lights can also add gloss to stone textures.
Decorative effect. This is the lighting that exists to … just be. Perhaps it has a decorative feature – the plafond is ideal for the interior, or it gives a special shade or shine. If you already have enough ambient light in the room, do not hesitate to choose a hanging lamp that exudes a soft light.
In addition, if you want lighting to become a real “star” of your kitchen – illuminate the ceiling, decorating it with such shadows as in the photo. A special effect can be expected at high ceilings.