Today I’m sharing how I chose the light fixtures for our kitchen and adjoining eating and dining areas for our recent modern boho farmhouse style kitchen renovation.
I think it goes without saying that proper lighting is a really important factor in the overall feel and design of any space in your home. Older homes, like ours that was built in 1969, tend to lack overhead lighting in the living spaces. We rely on lamplight throughout our entire living room and tv area, which is okay because it creates a feeling of bright coziness. Needless to say, even though lamps in the kitchen are currently trending, we did not want to rely on that kind of lighting in the kitchen.
Because we undertook such a major renovation (you can see the before and after main reveal in this post), we had the opportunity to completely rework all of the plugs and lighting. We hired a local electrical company for this part of the project, and I’m so glad. We now have a beautifully illuminated ceiling with adequate pot lighting, and then selected specific areas to add decorative fixtures. Matching pendants over the island and sink with a coordinating sconce flanking either side of the window, and new larger pendants over the eating nook and dining room tables.
I didn’t just go online and order a series of lights; instead I spent a good deal of time perusing the build.com website to select lights that would work well and complement one another but that were unique from one another. I was thrilled to partner with build.com on a few aspects of our kitchen renovation, because I love the selection of high quality lighting that they have on their site for affordable prices. I also find it really easy to peruse and shop their site because of the ability to favourite anything you like, then go back and look again and narrow down your options.
Today I’m sharing all kinds of lighting that I considered using for our kitchen renovation, which I like to call “modern boho farmhouse” style. It’s a little bit modern, a little bit boho, and a little bit farmhouse all rolled into one.
The lights that we used in our kitchen renovation are…
To make it easier for you, I’ve grouped together some different options that I think work well together, with small pendants, medium pendants, large pendant lights and a sconce in each group. I’ve also gathered some of my favourite choices in each of these areas, for you!
Mini Pendant Lights (under 10″)
These are perfect for a smaller island or over the sink….
Medium Sized Pendant Lighting
These are suited for a large island or small eating area table…
Oversized Pendant Lighting
These are suited to a dining table or over a large island for dramatic impact…
I love to add wall sconces in the kitchen, but these modern boho farmhouse sconces would look beautiful in a bathroom or living space, as well…
I hope this post helps you with your lighting choices in your kitchen and dining area!
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