It is natural to want your Scandinavian open kitchen to be stylish and functional, and this is where your lighting comes into play. You can explore a variety of lighting designs for your space. Here are 12 lighting ideas for an open plan kitchen.
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Natural Light Source
Sometimes, good design comes from letting in the natural light. A window in your open kitchen is a great source of light, as seen in this home. The open design also allows you to draw light from the living room.
Recessed Ceiling Lights
Use small recessed ceiling lights to create ample lighting throughout your entire kitchen. You can also opt for recessed lights on your range hood, which creates additional lighting over your kitchen island.
Windows on a slanted ceiling allow the natural light to pour down into your open kitchen. You can also add artificial light by pairing hanging lights over the kitchen island with recessed lights in the ceiling.
Recessed Lighting and Pendants
Just like in the previous idea, you can pair different sources of light to create a stylish but functional design. This kitchen features recessed lights throughout the entire space. A pendant light hangs over the dining table for eating.
Light Your Zones
Are you looking for another way to add style and function to your kitchen and dining areas? Install an under cabinet light in your kitchen, a two-light wall lamp above your dining area and a flush mount light between both zones.
Track and Pendant Lights
In this kitchen, track lights hang over the counter, and pendant lights hang over the dining table. This combination not only creates ample lighting, but it also creates a focal point in your kitchen.
Floor Lamp and Hanging Lights
It is no secret that hanging lights add style to any kitchen, and you can easily find hanging lights that fit your Scandinavian theme. A floor lamp between your kitchen and living room allows you to brighten either space.
Track Ceiling Lights
Place track lights between your kitchen and dining area to light up both spaces. If you want to add more lighting, consider a pendant light over the dining table and wall sconces above your sink.
Spread It Out
Overhead lights come in various styles and can be spread throughout your space. In this home, you can find several lights above the kitchen and dining areas. You can finish this design off with an under cabinet light.
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Open and Bright
When working with an open space, you can find different ways to add lighting to your kitchen. One way is to add colored pendant lights, which should match your interior, over your dining table.
Big and Bright
Floor-to-ceiling windows are not only great for lighting your kitchen, but they give you a beautiful view as you prepare meals. Use pendant lights to light up your kitchen when the sun goes down.
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Other Kitchen Lighting
You do not have to stick with ceiling lights to create a bright, beautiful kitchen. Light up your cooking area with recessed lights on the hood range and wall sconces throughout the space.
Whether you want to let in the natural light or invest in pendant lights that match your interior, there are many lighting ideas for your open kitchen.