I heavily dislike most of the light fixtures in our house. I didn’t hate them enough to change all of them immediately, but now that I had time to mull about it a little, I am ready. The fixtures with the most disdain reside in my kitchen. And by fixtures I might fixture. I hate the ceiling fan. And the little water stain sitting next to it. Therefore, I am starting by switching out the fixtures in the kitchen. But I need your help because I haven’t quite decided on two of them. Location 1 is over the sink, and I have decided upon a simple globe pendant. Yay for decisive decision making. Location 2 is the dreaded fan, which I am replacing with a lovely flushmount. But which one? Do I go with the glass fixture that kind of matches the globe? Or do I go with the cool industrial star pendant that would make a bigger statement? I also need to keep in mind that this will be going in my dining room, which is very much visible from the kitchen. Finally, I am replacing the chandeliery thing over the table with a lantern (why yes, that is batman hanging out in the fixture; I just have been too lazy to move him for the past 3 months). But do I go with the simpler one or the french one? What do you guys think?
Kitchen Light Fixtures
Posted on July 15, 2013
Okay this is very helpful actually. Now that I see them all together, I vote star flushmount and simple lantern cause it just feels more like you. And I think it suits your kitchen.
I’ve been trying to figure out light fixtures for several weeks now. If nothing else, thanks for the links to some additional places to look! 🙂
I like both option 1s! What is it with the hideous light fixtures and ceiling fans that are in most homes? Gah!
I too hate all of the fixtures in my house! Unfortunately, my husband does not share my disdain and wants to wait a few years to change them out since we just moved in this year. I have already picked out every fixture that I want and that globe pendant made it on my list too 🙂
I vote star fixture (mainly because the other one is what some call a ‘boob light,’ so that’s all I see when I see those types of light around my house. a big ol’ boob staring down). And I am in love with simple lantern – always a classy choice 🙂
I love this post because we are going through the same thing right now! We have builders-grade lighting in our home currently (borrrr-ing) and I’m trying to sub them out gradually so it doesn’t kill our bank account! I also vote for the star flush mount and the simpler lantern. Love your decor style!
Option 1 (Location 2) then Option 2 (Location 3)
For location 2 I like option 1. First, it matches the fixture you choose for over the sink and second, I love the fixture you choose for the dining room and I think that should be the WOW fixture (since you’ll be able to see the dining room fixture from the kitchen). For location 3, as much as I love both of the fixtures, I like option 1. I’m with Meg, the simpler one feels more like you.
Love the sink pendent. On 2 I like option 1 because it goes with sink pendent. Like both dining lights but they look like they are both just 3 bulbs. Not sure that will be enough light.
Ugh, lighting is sooooo hard and you’re right, it can be so ugs too! I love the star fixture! Lantern #1 (the top one)… love all of this girly! Can’t wait to see more home images! xoxo