Homeowner and designer Emma Kenley paired these casual pendant lights with her generous marble island. Combined with the chalkboard wall, they lend a schoolhouse feel to the kitchen.
Bold Kitchen Update
Draw the eye upward with longer vertical pendants.
Sculptural pendants and oversized topiaries highlight a multifunctional island and bring natural materials to a modern grey kitchen.
Contemporary Designer Kitchen
Let a standout fixture take centre stage.
Designer Christine Ralphs opted for one single pendant over this island, using recessed lights to keep the space bright. With a wow pendant like this, you only need one.
Sleek Contemporary Kitchen
Keep sightlines open with an unobstructive island fixture.
This thin horizontal light fixture blends in with the modern style of the kitchen, and won't get in the way of guests standing or sitting around the island. We also love how the wiring and track is concealed in a recess above.
Dramatic Island Pendant
Go big to add drama.
The oversized shade on this pendant light demands attention in this neutral kitchen. An island is an obvious focal point, so pairing it with a dramatic light is fitting. But instead of an intricate chandelier, this light is simple and modern.
Vintage Black & White Kitchen
Install dimmers on over-island lighting.
Light & Elegant Kitchen
Think outside the box for island lighting.
Large lamps with clear glass bases and neutral-coloured lampshades bring a modern note to this classic kitchen. Who said lamps are for living rooms? If you have the counter space, add softer, more intimate lighting with lamps instead of pendants.
Light & Fresh Boathouse Kitchen
Add a nautical hit with vintage-looking lights.
Cosy Calgary Dining Room
Create warm ambiance with candles.
Designer Nam Dang-Mitchell chose to light this Calgary dining room with candles instead of bulbs, which add to the traditional style of the room. Upholstered dining chairs with nailhead trim work with the neutral palette, but add a bit of pattern and texture.
Accentuate high ceilings with an artful lighting installation.
Large modern pendant lights float ethereally in this vast atrium above the dining room, where nothing else competes with the beauty of the slatted-wood wall and the natural stone floors.
Grand Symmetrical Dining Room
Make a formal dining room more casual with burlap shades.
Naturally Chic Dining Room
Hang a single wood chandelier over a smaller table for a casual touch.
Modern Rural Dining Room
Choose light fixtures that complement the home's style and surroundings.
This sustainable and stylish home in British Columbia's interior embraces the Rocky Mountain landscape with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. The driftwood pendant lamp ties in with the views beyond, bringing together the exterior and interior.
Industrial Loft Dining Room
Sub in a floor lamp when ceiling electrical isn't possible.
Mod Rustic Table Setting
Opt for a handmade pendant that stands in as art.
Add an organic feel with a twig-like pendant.
Sleek Dining Table
For brighter lighting, hang clear glass pendants.
Glowing Showhome Dining Room
Combine mismatched elements in different styles.
Rustic Modern Dining Room
Play with scale.
Fashionable & Feminine Living Room
Draw attention to high ceilings.
Quirky Modern Living Room
Try a whimsical chandelier instead of a traditional version.
Eclectic Reading Area
Have fun with table lamps.
Add task lighting to reading areas in a living room or bedroom. Table lamps allow you to adjust the lighting levels in different corners of a room. Here, an eclectic mix of objects, including a sculptural wood-branch lamp, gives the seating area an organic, layered look.
Subtle & Polished Living Room
Add texture and warmth with wood accents.
This spooled-wood floor lamp is the perfect finishing touch to this neutral living room. The linen sofa, wood coffee table base, chair upholstery and wood lamp all warm up the beige colour palette.
Elegant Farmhouse Living Room
Illuminate a traditional room with a shaded chandelier.
In this grand yet cosy living room, a custom chandelier with shades on each bulb punctuates the elegance of the room. A showstopping fireplace, ornate mirror and reclaimed wood ceilings also add to the grandeur.
Grand Georgian Bay Cottage
Reflect a room's shape with lighting.
Accent a window with lighting.
Colourful Living Room
Swap a ceiling fixture for an oversized floor lamp.
Plaid Living Room
Pair reading chairs with floor lamps.
Lilac & Taupe Living Room
Balance feminine decor with an industrial lamp.
In this living room design, oversized, painted stripes visually raise the ceiling without looking too busy. A feminine palette, ribbon-striped stools and floral cushions are juxtaposed with an industrial copper-coloured floor lamp that keeps the room from looking too pretty.
Save money by hanging an inexpensive dining pendant in a bedroom.