By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine
Great lighting is definitely stealing more of the spotlight in kitchen design lately. Pendant lights that hang from the ceiling above your kitchen island—usually in a row of two or three--is really a place to show off lighting to dress up your kitchen.
Some designers refer to pendant lights as the jewelry of your kitchen. They add a little decorative sparkle to catch the eye.
Blown glass pendants are one of the top trends. This is a clear glass light fixture with an exposed Edison light bulb inside. Glass pendants in geometric shapes, like a glass boxed pendant or a glass sphere, are popping up in more kitchens lately.
Glass pendants can be a great choice for smaller kitchens or kitchens within an open floor plan. That’s because the see-through glass doesn’t disrupt the line of sight in your kitchen space. The lighting adds just enough statement and shine to accent that kitchen island.
Check out a few examples.