Having a kitchen island is always on our clients wishlist, but the question of how to light it presents a challenge due to the sheer number of choice. It’s tempting to go down the simplest route of three pendant drops, as it’s a design classic that looks fantastic, but it only works if you have the right island for this arrangement. Sometimes, the space simply doesn’t lend itself to a trio of lights and you’ll need to adapt this arrangement to work in your room. Alternatively push the design boundaries and your island lighting could provide a great opportunity to be bold and make a statement.
Here are some striking ideas we love.
Follow the rule of three
It’s no secret that accessories look great in threes, and island lighting is no exception. Odd numbers in general are much more aesthetically pleasing. While you might get symmetry with a pair of anything, there’s a certain harmony with a threesome in interior design, as well as visual interest.
Feature statement pendants are always a good way to personalise the look of your kitchen. To ensure the island is well-lit enough for your needs, you might also want to consider adding task downlighting or spots to the ceiling.
Break the rule
This duo defies the above-mentioned rule about the beauty of odd numbers, but we like it due to the way these pendants are spaced so far apart.