Kitchen Low Ceiling Lighting Ideas
We all love large spaces, lots of space with light and air coming in and out of it.
But unfortunately, the reality is often different.
Those who are not fortunate enough to live in a spacious house or ultra-modern villa and have to often deal with low ceilings that make every space automatically feel closer and smaller including the kitchen.
Though that does not mean that we should feel overwhelmed there and feel imprisoned.
In fact, low ceilings can feel taller and airy one way is by outsmarting or choosing the right lighting, thereby contributing to a freer, friendlier, and more generous feel.
If you are one of those people who happen to own a house or kitchen with such a low ceiling, then you are in the right place because this time we provide lighting ideas for your low ceiling kitchen!
As we have seen in various articles, an easy way to create a vacant impression in a kitchen with a low ceiling is to provide “recessed” lighting.
Then avoid using chandeliers on the ceiling, especially chandeliers. You should still use overhead lighting, but “hide” it.
You can also use wall lighting. For lamps that are attached to a wall, you should not hide the lamp from behind the wall, because the light distribution will be unbalanced.
According to Lightstyle of Orlando, there are a few things to consider when lighting a low ceiling kitchen;
Uplighting is a great way to make the low ceiling look a little taller.
Use wall sconces and floor lamps that direct the light upwards towards the ceiling.
This will create a welcoming glow and give the ceiling a taller look.
Previously, paint the kitchen ceiling white. The color of the ceiling is lighter than your walls can make the kitchen appear larger.
2. Recessed Lights / Flush Mounted Lights
Recessed or flush mount lighting is a great way to add ambient light to any room without lowering the ceiling.
These lights maintain the height of the ceiling and can help you create the illusion that your ceiling is taller.
They also allow you to place multiple lights throughout the room to create a brighter atmosphere.
3. Lighting to Avoid
Fixtures such as chandeliers and pendant lights make the ceiling appear closer to the floor, so it’s best to avoid these fixtures when designing lighting schemes for low-ceiling spaces.
Minimize ceiling light fixtures when handling low ceilings, unless you are using recessed lighting.
Some homeowners continue to use pendant lights or chandeliers to provide a focused light on the kitchen island or peninsula even though they have low ceilings.
Tip: Use a thick rug to distract from the low ceiling.
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