No matter the room in my home, I always like to play around with design elements that feel unique. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s always get a kick out of stretching my styling boundaries to their limits. My favorite of all? Kitchen lamps!
Today on the blog, I’ll be tackling the design taboo topic: lamps in the kitchen. I am absolutely in love with this styling element and I cannot wait to convince you that lamps absolutely should have a place in the heart of your home.
Why Would I Put A Lamp In The Kitchen?
First things first, let’s address the elephant in the room – why would anyone want a lamp in your kitchen? We all know that kitchens are typically flooded with bright overhead lights and task-specific fixtures, right? So, do lamps have a place in the heart of your home?
Absolutely! Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider adding a lamp or two to your kitchen:
Ambiance and Warmth
Sure, those overhead lights are great for meal prep and finding that stray Cheerio your toddler dropped, but they don’t exactly create a cozy atmosphere. Lamps can add a touch of warmth and charm to your kitchen space. Imagine enjoying a glass of wine and a conversation in your kitchen, bathed in the soft glow of a lamp. It’s the kind of cozy ambiance that can turn your kitchen into a gathering hub.
While overhead lights cover the basics, lamps can be strategically placed to provide extra illumination where you need it most. Consider a lamp on your kitchen island for late-night snacks or sitting and playing games with your kids.
The right lamp can be a really intentional piece of decoration. Lamps come in various styles, materials, and colors, allowing you to emphasize your design style and enhance the overall aesthetic of your kitchen.
Kitchen lamps really add to warm, cozy vibe that makes the heart of the home so special. Lamps offer versatile lighting options, letting you adjust the mood based on the occasion. Bright light for meal prep, soft light for a dinner for two, and medium light for family game night – it makes every time of day feel intentional.
Choosing The Right Kitchen Lamp
Now that you’re on board with the idea of lamps in the kitchen, it’s time to dive into the art of choosing the right one. Here’s what you should consider:
- Choose a style that emphasizes the design of your kitchen
- Size matters. Don’t choose a lamp that’s too big or too small.
- Lighting types serve different purposes. Decide if a table or task lamp works best.
My Favorite Styling Tips
Now that you have an idea of why and how to choose the right kitchen lamp, let me share some of my favorite styling tips. These will help you create an inviting kitchen space that’s both practical and beautiful.
Start by installing dimmer switches to control the intensity of your kitchen lamps. This way, you can easily transition from bright, efficient lighting for cooking to a softer, cozier glow for the evening.
Treat the area around your kitchen lamp like you’re styling a bookcase. I love using recipe books, jars, or even cutting boards to make a conventional and aesthetically pleasing space around the lamp. It makes everything look really intentional.
So… Do Lamps Belong In The Kitchen?
Absolutely lamps belong in the kitchen! Whether you’re looking to enhance the ambiance, add more lighting, or infuse your kitchen with style, the right lamp can do wonders. The kitchen is the heart of our home, so I love to do anything that adds ambiance and invitation into this space.
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