Kitchen Island Lighting

Kitchen Island Lighting Ideas: How Lighting Transforms Your Space

Choosing the Right Lighting Can Transform Your Home

On average, it costs about $25,000 to remodel a kitchen. If you were thinking about updating your kitchen, you might be rethinking that after finding out how much it costs. What if we told you there was a much simpler, less expensive way to give your kitchen a makeover? It's also quick and won't involve days of eating out of takeout boxes while you wait for the workers to get out of your kitchen. 

All you have to do is change up your lights. Yes, that's right, your current kitchen lights need an update and that's all it will take to feel the update in your home.

It's amazing how this simple update can have a transforming effect. Check out these kitchen island lighting ideas for inspiration on how to change your kitchen's look — without tearing your whole house apart. 

Wooden Lights

Looking for something that is rustic and chic at the same time? Wooden light fixtures are perfect for modern and farmhouse kitchen island lighting.

Wood comes in many natural colors and can be stained or painted to match a variety of color schemes. Wood grain is versatile and can be carved into a variety of different styles.

If you prefer a unique look, check out this chandelier carved to look like deer antlers. It's an effortless way to change up the feel of your home giving it a subtle masculine and outdoor feel.

deer rack chandelier


Pendant style light fixtures are perfect for hanging over a kitchen island. They're simple and can easily be rearranged, switched out between shapes and heights at which they're hung, to change up the look of your home. They can have a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of your kitchen both because of their style and the direct, focused light they provide. 

Remember, the secret to good lighting is to envision how the light will fall, and on what. Choose a style you love, but don't focus on style alone. The position of pendant lights makes them ideal for providing both ambient lighting as well as more focused task lighting over your kitchen island or table.

The shape of the light fixture you choose will have an effect on this: enclosed lights will provide more focused direct light while open styles will add more radiant light, so keep this in mind as you choose a style.

A few popular kitchen island pendant lighting ideas include ones carved into star shapes or different geometric shapes. 

wooden geometric lighting


Chandelier lights are gorgeous statement pieces. They provide plenty of light to brighten up your kitchen as well as adding a central focal point. They are a perfect addition for hanging over a kitchen island or your dining room table.

Choose a sleek, elegant style to make your kitchen feel more modern or contemporary. Choose wood framed with glass dangling for a classier look and alternatively, choose a honey-toned, carved-wood chandelier to add a touch of rustic appeal. Regardless, your choice of chandelier will be immediately noticed by guests entering your home. A unique style is sure to become a topic of conversation.  

classy chandelier

More Kitchen Island Lighting Ideas

We hope you feel inspired by these kitchen island lighting ideas. There are a myriad of ways that you can spruce up your kitchen, simply by changing out your lighting. You'll be amazed how easy it is!

If you are looking for additional inspiration, the next step would be to decide on the right color for your kitchen. Check out this comprehensive article to review your color options so you can find a shade that's just right for you.

Whether you're putting together a lasagna from scratch or baking up a birthday masterpiece, it will be more fun if your kitchen inspires you. Check out the array of beautiful rustic wooden light fixtures in our collection. We have everything from rustic wood pendant lights to chic chandeliers. You'll be sure to find something you LOVE!




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