Chandelier in the kitchen – the central light source in the interior
The overall mood and functionality of the room depends on the lighting of the room. Light sources are divided into basic and auxiliary. In any kitchen, the main source of light can be a chandelier. What it will be depends on the style and size of the kitchen, as well as on the imagination of the designer.
What to choose from all the diversity
In order to satisfy the wishes of even the most capricious buyer, manufacturers offer a wide range of chandeliers for every taste. Such an element of decor in the kitchen can become a highlight of the interior, but for this you need to spend some time choosing.
The appearance and quality of such a lighting device mainly depend on the style of the room and the role of this element in the overall situation. Kitchen furniture should be the main reference for the selection of chandeliers.
If the design is sustained in the Italian direction or in the style of Provence, then forged items with lamps in the form of candles will ideally look. Metal parts can be artificially aged. This technique allows any accessory to look like a rare thing, dating back centuries from the time of manufacture.
Modern interior in the style of Art Nouveau, minimalism or hi-tech can be decorated with a chandelier of a bizarre shape. Suitable materials can be plastic, glass, metal. The chrome parts of this chandelier will perfectly blend in with the similar material of door handles and furniture. For a minimalistic direction, products in the form of a sphere, a cube, and other regular shapes will be ideal. In such a kitchen, the central figure can be a designer chandelier made in the appropriate colors.
Classic style allows the use of chandelier-chandelier with crystal pendants. The classic design for the chandelier will be a fabric shade. These lamps are characterized by a complex cleaning, so use them better only in the dining area. This will help minimize the amount of pollutants falling on the plafond.
Ethnic style of the kitchen requires matching the lighting device by colors, patterns and shape. Under the Japanese interior, a lamp with a frame made of wood, covered with rice paper, is suitable. This is suitable for Moroccan style lanterns, colored glass and other varieties.
Modern design idea assumes maximum use of imagination when choosing a suitable chandelier. The combination of styles and game on contrast will make the interior unique. A classic lamp, made of modern materials, will be the final chord in the kitchen, decorated in a classic style. In addition, this feature will allow the luminaire to be more practical.
Eclectic and fusion are popular varieties of modern styles that involve mixing different styles. Such trends can be manifested in crystal chandeliers in a high-tech kitchen, or in a minimalist cubic lampshade in Scandinavian cuisine. This trend allows you to use more practical things in the interior, not limiting yourself to the general style of the room.
The influence of the technical features of the chandelier on the lighting effect
In order for the chandelier to fit harmoniously into the kitchen, its dimensions must correspond to the dimensions and height of the ceilings. Small rooms should be illuminated by compact lamps with miniature shades. And for low ceilings, "recessed" instruments or overhead plafones-plates will be ideal.
For modern chandeliers are most often used:
- ordinary incandescent lamps;
- halogen lamps;
- fluorescent energy saving lamps.
To light the kitchen was more pleasant and less annoying eyes, designers recommend using simple chandeliers in chandeliers. The room, filled with yellowish light, looks cozy, and the food is appetizing. Some LED and energy-saving lamps also shine in yellow, while possessing the property of saving electricity.
If you use classic halogen or LED lamps in chandeliers for lighting, you can visually raise the ceilings. In this case, it should be noted that the design of this lamp requires the presence of hanging ceilings for the installation of transformers. Selecting a lamp for low ceilings should be calculated in such a way that the lamp is located no closer than 1,2 m from the surface of the table.
Ideal combination of chandelier with other lamps and zoning with light
A large kitchen can hardly do with one chandelier. The exception is only elongated models with several lamps in a row. Such a device can illuminate a larger space. Alternatively, you can use varieties equipped with two groups of horns. Some of them are directed downwards and give local illumination, others look up and give a more diffuse general light. For such a device, you can use the brightness control.
An alternative to this method can be the use of two chandeliers in one kitchen. With their help it is possible to distinguish two zones: a working and dining room or to illuminate an additional bar counter.
If the design of the room assumes only one chandelier in the center, then the remaining zones can be distinguished by other modifications of the lighting fixtures. Spot lights or spots can be placed in a row above the working area on the ceiling or in the furniture. This is a universal way to highlight any place in the apartment. A floor lamp or sconce can be used near a soft corner in the kitchen, which is usually used for relaxation. Directional light from the corresponding lamps can be distinguished decorative niches and other accessories used to decorate the kitchen.
It does not matter at all whether the chandelier will work in conjunction with other lamps or become the only lamp in the kitchen. The main thing is that it performs two of its main functions – decorative and practical.