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There’s no questions that a kitchen is, first and foremost, a functional space. If your pantry isn’t large enough to hold rations for your teenagers for more than 24 hours, your stovetop takes 20 minutes to boil a kettle of tea, and your wine fridge isn’t large enough to stock rose and Chardonnay at the same time, it’s hard to have a happy home. But, just because the kitchen is a space of function, doesn’t mean that style has to take a back seat. Lately, we’ve noticed kitchens designed increasingly with aesthetics in mind, and we’re completely on board.
Perhaps our favorite design trend we’ve seen hit the heart of the home, though, is the use of chandeliers in the kitchen … because who couldn’t use a little more glamour in their lives while they’re elbows deep in cake batter or watching over chicken nuggets in the oven for the third time in a week? Below, we’re showing you just how perfectly chandeliers can work in the kitchen to create the ideal blend of form and function (plus, we’ve included some of our favorite lighting from our inventory so you can steal the look for yourself!)
This kitchen is already pretty glam, so bright white chandeliers feel like a natural fit, no?
We love how this vintage chandelier adds a romantic, french-inspired touch to this open, airy space.
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Rough-hewn wood beams plus a crystal chandelier equal a well-balanced match made in design heaven.
The look also works for a modern space … how cool is this Art Deco-style light?
For a more tailored look, we’ve always loved pendant-style lanterns, especially when hung in multiples.
And finally, feminine chandeliers add warmth to a wall of industrial-feeling stainless steel appliances.
Go ahead, call your electrician. You know you want to.