The kitchen is known as the place to prepare meals. However, in addition to preparing and cooking the meals, the kitchen is also an epicenter of the house. Owing to this it is essential to have proper lighting that not only creates the tone for the entire house but also makes the kitchen a fun place to spend time with family.
Let’s get right into it.
Lighting up the kitchen is not just a matter of light fixtures, kitchen elements such as the ceiling, the kitchen countertops, and wall paintings also play a big part in revamping your kitchen. Below are 5 Decoration ideas to light up your kitchen
The ceiling light fixtures are one of the main sources of light in the kitchen, for the kitchen to be well lit the light needs to be evenly distributed. Use fixtures such as a pendant, recessed chandeliers or flush mount lights.
Tip: Use a combination of several ceiling fixtures to help light up your kitchen.
Another decoration idea to help in lighting up your kitchen is by using task and accent lightings. Task lightings are not only a great decorative idea for your kitchen but also a useful light fixture to keep your kitchen safe. Cabinet lights ensure your working spaces are well illuminated. Accent lighting, on the other hand, helps to bring out the best elements in the kitchen.
Adding a countertop in your kitchen will help accentuate your kitchen and with the right materials can help to illuminate and brighten up the space.
Countertops come in a variety of designs and materials and can be either high-end or low-cost allowing space for any budget.
Some of the countertops materials to light up the kitchen include:
Laminate, this is one of the most affordable and easy to install kitchen tops. This countertop is made from a laminate material, carefully bonded to a medium-density fireboard. The laminate countertop comes in a variety of colors and patterns. In addition, this countertop is an easy DIY project and the materials are easily available.
Other countertops to help lighten up the kitchen include.
The granite slab, ideal for kitchens with ample natural light.
Marble and non-recycled glass.
The fourth decoration idea to light up the kitchen is the wall paint, some of the color patterns that light up the kitchen include: Blue, mustard, tangerine or grass green.
Use a combination of these colors to light up your kitchen. However, if you do not want to have several colors painted on the kitchen walls, use decorative items or cabinet colors that blend seamlessly with the paint color.
For example, if your kitchen walls are painted white, you could have the cabinets painted blue, this helps to break the monotony in the room.
Increase on Shelf—Space
The last decoration idea to light up the kitchen is to create space by using unit shelves. Cluttered spaces might limit access to natural light or even the light fixtures in the ceiling or walls. To avoid this, invest in a smart-shelf idea to store your kitchen equipment. This idea is particularly ideal for a small kitchen.