How to shine on your kitchen space

November 25, 2022

How to shine on your kitchen space

Kitchen lighting design can be as simple or complex as you make it. However, there are some lighting essentials that every homeowner should know. Whatever your style may be, whether it is farmhouse kitchen lighting, mason jar kitchen lights, or kitchen island light fixtures,  having lighting that is functional and that brightens all areas of the room is an essential first step.

Lighting Types

There are three main types of lighting to consider when planning your kitchen: Ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. So you may need to consider a kitchen island light fixture, or the farmhouse dining room lighting. Perhaps you need a modern flush mount ceiling light or a farmhouse hanging light fixture over the sink to wash dishes & vegetables. It is best to think of these light types both individually and as a collective. Layering your lighting involves combining all three so that they work together to minimize shadows and add depth to your kitchen space.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is the overhead lighting that provides a softer, more generalized illumination. This type of lighting is very flexible and can be created with recessed, flush-mount, and semi-flush-mount fixtures. Our 4-light mason jar light fixture is a popular flush mount option! Since this type of lighting is meant to illuminate the kitchen as a whole, it is best placed in the center so that it can illuminate it evenly. For a more dramatic effect, adding farmhouse chandelier lighting or a modern farmhouse chandelier that hangs in the center of the room is a great option. If you’re looking for a rustic addition, our farmhouse chandelier light is a stunning option. For something more modern and elegant, consider trying our seeded antique glass chandelier with three globes. The main purpose of this lighting is to make navigation easy within and around the kitchen space.

Task Lighting

Task lighting is the brighter, more concentrated lighting that is used to target countertops, stoves, sinks, kitchen islands, and other important work areas where increased visibility is needed during the cooking and cleaning process. Task lighting can be installed as under-cabinet, for direct countertop lighting, inside drawers and cabinets with lighting tapes and strips, or with a farmhouse hanging pendant.

Our acorn antique glass pendant light is a traditional beauty and is perfect for over the kitchen island lighting. It can be used singularly or in groups of twos or threes depending on the size of the space. Our large modern farmhouse chandelier has a clean and smooth design, perfect for any farmhouse kitchen lighting style. For a softer and warmer glow, our milk glass pendant light fixtures are the way to go and are easily adjustable!

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting allows for more flexibility. As the name implies, accent lighting is meant to highlight certain architectural features or décor in the kitchen. The point of focus is less on the light itself, and more so on what the light is displaying. Some simple designs to consider include the  black enamel  light fixture, a traditional milk glass ceiling light, or a farmhouse dining room light fixture..

Décor Styles

Country Farmhouse

Known for its open and inviting environment, the rustic farmhouse style is characterized by mixed finishes that have a worn, lived-in look that feels like home.. Rooted in traditional and vintage materials, the Country Farmhouse style utilizes lots of natural materials, such as wood, metal, rope, and stone. The galvanized metal wall vanity light is a staple country home light as well as our  rustic farmhouse chandelier is a great choice for your dining room lighting needs. It can also be matched with other materials, such as the rustic farmhouse hanging light fixture .


While very similar to the Country Farmhouse style in its homey and cozy feel, the Cottage look adds a unique flair that airs closer to a whimsical look as opposed to a rustic look. It is softer around the edges and is a great space to display eccentric collectibles and trinkets. Our clear antique glass pendant lights are delicately shaped and radiate light that sparkles. You can also check out our vintage inspired glass ceiling lights for one-of-a-kind antique lighting style that are fixed and mount easily. They can’t be found anywhere else!


The Modern style is known for its sharp and sophisticated look. Its high-tech materials and polished surfaces are central to the style and its sleek design is intended to minimize any clutter. The black pendant light is a sleek and exclusive light that captures the modern industrial lighting look. A modern glass light is also a contemporary option and can be purchased as a modern farmhouse pendant light fixture or a modern flush mount light!

For a mixture of the Farmhouse and Modern look, check out our Modern Farmhouse light fixtures section! 


Looking to mix elegance with romance? The Mediterranean ambiance can be easily replicated with natural materials and warm, light tones. It is a clean, simplistic look that features minimal, romantic aesthetics that are inspired by countries like Spain, Greece, Italy, and others. The milk glass globe pendant light will set the ideal atmosphere with its soft glow and the milk glass wall light fixture is the definition of elegance.


Your kitchen is a place where creativity should not be reserved solely for the food! Make the room your own by combining your design style with the right lighting types to create the perfect kitchen space to fulfill all your needs. We’ve got your farmhouse chandelier lighting, your farmhouse kitchen lighting or your antique glass light fixtures, all available with free shipping and 30 day guarantee.

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