10 Gorgeous Pendant Lamps to Hang Above an Island

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Designed by: Zeitraum

A kitchen island is unmistakably the heart of the kitchen. Not only is it usually located in the heart of the room but is also multi-functional, from cooking to washing and eating (or even doing some homework or catching up on emails during breakfast). This is a great opportunity to create the perfect lighting installation above. While a kitchen can be lit in all sorts of ways, like recessed ceiling lighting or under cabinet lighting, a kitchen island looks so much better with a pretty pendant lamp over it. The exact amount of pendants depends on the size, but usually between 2-4 is a great place to start. The best part is that there are literally hundreds of mini pendants you can choose from, like classic and elegant picks to more contemporary or eclectic ones. You can opt for metallics to add sheen, delicate clear glass pendants for a more chic finish, or be playful and go for unexpected materials like concrete, marble, or wood:

Design: Mikayla Rose | Countertop: Blizzard

Design: MG Design & Building | Countertop: Calacatta Nuvo

Here are my top 10 mini-pendant lamp picks that work with most kitchen styles.

01: candlestick pendant // 02: chamber large pendant // 03: lmini-pendant by Bloomingville // 04: ball mini-pendant by Frandsen // 05: lazy susan white marble hexagonal hanging lamp // 06: larmes pendant // 07: candelabra home trounce II pendant // 08: betty mini-pendant by Pangea Home // 09: stacked geometric pendant in gold plate // 10: manette monopoint pendant by Tech Lighting

Which one would you choose from this compilation?


For more lighting inspiration: Unique Entryway Lighting | Unique Lighting & Caesarstone Designs

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Eleni Psyllaki is an architect, specializing in interior design, living in Crete, Greece. Apart from local interior design projects, she works with clients from all around the world through personalized e-design services. Her blog, My Paradissi, is a source of inspiration for the happy and creative living. It has been named by Domino magazine as one of the best design blogs to follow. Co-author of the first European book written entirely by bloggers, ‘Wohnideen aus den Wahren Leben’ and a speaker at the Hive Blog Conference in 2012.