Modern Kitchen Lighting Pairings

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Oddly enough, one of the most intense debates that Sean and I have had over the kitchen renovation is about lighting! Apparently, we both have a lot of opinions when it comes to the finishes, shape, size, and location of the lighting. Who knew? Anyways, thankfully our lighting sponsor, Rejuvenation, has everything we need (and more) to choose lighting that will make both of us happy and compliment Sarah’s gorgeous design plan. Here are some of the options we considered + the combo we ultimately chose.

Modern Kitchen Lighting Pairings

Our Kitchen Lighting Needs

First, let’s talk about what we actually needed for our kitchen lighting. We knew we needed one pendant light for over the sink and in front of the planter box window, as you can see in Sarah’s rendering at the top of this post. Also, we are planning a wall of open shelving next to the stove area on the opposite wall, so placing a couple of wall sconces there could be nice and the perfect way to highlight all of the styled #shelfie vibes I have in mind! We’re still figuring out if sconces are a possibility with our electrical plan, but I wanted to start thinking about them sooner rather than later.

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These are the 5 sconce + pendant pairings we narrowed down to for our kitchen + our thoughts on each:

Option 1: Haleigh 8″ Oil-Rubbed Bronze Dome Pendant + Cypress Small Sconce

Being totally honest, this is our favorite pairing. Sean was really set on this dome pendant and I agreed to compromise. Personally, I love the glass version of the pendant… I mean how cool is that white glass dipped look?? However, we decided that it would not be impactful enough in front of the window and preferred the handsome black pendant shade instead. Plus, we all know how much I love black light fixtures!

Option 2: Yeon 14″ Globe Pendant + Cypress Double Sconce

I love the quiet modernity of this pendant, but was worried again about it getting lost. I’m still very much considering the double sconce for the open shelving area though. I love that they almost have a personality!

Option 3: Anello 30″ Spun Cone Pendant + Conifer Short Wall Sconce

If our house was 3x bigger and we had an island, I would totally have chosen this pendant. It’s just too big for our application in this project. And I like how the more traditional feel of this sconce balances out the clean, modern lines of the pendant.

Option 4: FOLK Abigail 11″ Ball Pendant + Edendale Angled Sconce

As much as I loved this round pendant and it’s clean lines, it just felt a little too rustic for the space. Meanwhile, I adore the smoke glass of this sconce and already have a plan for where they could go in our home in the future. Plus, who doesn’t love a peek of Edison bulb?

Option 5: Oswego 9″ Opal Dome Pendant + Cedar & Moss Sconce

I really love this unexpected combo, but felt that the sconce was too similar to our bedroom lighting. I don’t want our house to feel too matchy-matchy, so I think going with a different shape and vibe for the sconce is key.

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Which combo do you love the most? I’d love to know what you think!

See even more of our Kitchen Renovation + more of the design on Room for Tuesday.

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