Modern Island Pendants
The island is the center of your kitchen for endless reasons. Therefore, island pendants are a creative and beautiful way to keep your everyday activities exciting and bright. AM Studio customizes each pendant to your personal desires so no light is wasted. Island pendants are versatile and practical, and provide warm lighting for all kitchen activities. AM Studio's collection has become a focal point for any room. Even as a piece of art, island pendants are a crucial feature for a well-rounded kitchen.
The kitchen island is a vital area. Designed for food
prep, an island is also the perfect spot to set out a buffet, to share
appetizers and wine with friends, or to pull up chairs for an informal family
lunch. However, even if your kitchen is well lit, your island will need
additional lighting. The most efficient – and the most attractive – way to
light the area is with modern island pendants.
Pendant lights, which are sometimes referred to as
"drop lights” or "suspended lights”, hang from the ceiling on a cord. These
lights are versatile and practical, and provide good lighting for kitchen work.
And well-designed pendant lights can become a focal point
for the room, making them an important design element. Custom designers can create
island pendants that are not only functional, but also works of art.
Choosing Pendant Lights
Kitchens come in all shapes, styles, and sizes, and
pendant lights can be designed to fit any type of space. Modern pendants don't
need to adhere strictly to traditional decorating rules such as the well-worn
"rule of three”. You can opt for two large lights, for example, or multiple
smaller ones. The number of lights you
need will depend on how bright the lights are, how large they are, and what
type they are.
These same factors will
influence the positioning of the pendants. Some homeowners prefer lights
hanging evenly, while others enjoy the visual play of lights hung at various
heights. Of course, the height of family members should also factor into the decision!
Pendants should be hung to avoid glare, but so that they provide enough light
for tasks. You may want to opt for pendants on a dimmer switch, which will
allow for a range of intensity.
Pendant lights can be
made using a wide variety of materials, including metal, Mylar, wood, fabric,
glass, or thermoplastics. Materials and design can create dozens of different
looks, from sleek minimalist to intricately patterned featuring numerous
lights. Stainless steel pendants, for example, can set a contemporary,
utilitarian mood, while fabric has a softer feeling. Colour is another
consideration; glass pendants in particular use colour to good advantage, since
glass reflects light so beautifully.
You can get some idea of how
to blend the different types of kitchen lighting in this article from HGTV.
A good custom
will look at your
existing space or your interior décor plans and create pendants to perfectly
complement your personal style.
Although it is often one
of the last things to be considered, lighting is one of the most important
elements of design. Lighting is one of the main factors that will determine the
type of atmosphere created in a room. Lighting can make a room seem warm,
welcoming, and cozy, or it can give it a cool, stark impression. Light can wash
over the entire room, or be used to highlight certain elements or areas. It can
even be used to make a room feel smaller or larger.
The right lighting can
also add aesthetic value to your life. At the Toronto's annual International Design Show
, pendants from some of that city's best designers are
on display. Or visit the showroom of a custom lighting studio today and let
artists show you the luminous beauty of modern island pendants.