Lighting Design Ideas For Any Traditional, Country Or Cottage Kitchen

Traditional country kitchens are spaces bursting with warmth and character. Your lighting design should add to the kitchen’s charm, accentuating its individuality without overpowering the space.

Nobody likes eating in the dark, unless you are a big fan of Dans Le Noir. When choosing your dining room lighting, there’s not only style to consider, but practicality too.

Is your space big enough for a statement light? How bright should the light be? Is the ceiling low or high? What’s the size of other design elements in your space? There’s much to consider, but here, we hope to give you some tips and inspiration to make the most of your characterful space.

Size Matters

First things first, finding the right size matters.

When choosing your dining area lighting, you should first consider the size of your dining table. You want your dining room lighting to compliment the space, shed light on those swanky starters and illuminate cosy family dinners. Lighting should also be in proportion with the other furniture and accessories within your room.

For a six-to-eight-seater table, go for a statement light, pendant clusters or 3-5 pendants in a line overhead. For smaller surfaces or roundtables, go for single pendants for an eye-catching feature.

A white country kitchen with sunlight and industrial lights by Industville

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £99, by Industville (Image supplied by Sami Holmes)

Understand Your Space

It is essential to contemplate not just the size of your kitchen, but also the shape and design of your space. If your kitchen is quite small and compact, consider flush mounts to avoid over cluttering your room. On the other hand, if you have an open space plan, choose pendant lights to fill out space and add another dimension to the kitchen.

The ambience and atmosphere are also important, meaning your ideal lighting will vary depending on how your space is used. A kitchen area should be bright, so you don’t mix up the sugar and salt, whereas your dining area can be warmer to create a cosier ambience.

A cosy kitchen counter with hanging lights by Industville

Brooklyn Flat Pendant - 8 Inch – Brass, £69, and Brooklyn Glass Dome Pendant - 12 Inch, £109, by Industville (Image supplied by @simplyhouseandhome)

Play With Textures and Lines

Texture and contrast play a significant role in unearthing the character and uniqueness of a country kitchen. When considering your lighting, try not to make your space too monotonous.

If your dining furniture is rustic timber, our industrial lights, made from natural metals, are perfect for adding more depth and texture to your kitchen. Available in a range of subtle yet eye-catching shades, including brass, copper and pewter, our Brooklyn range is excellent for adding an extra focal point to your dining space.

If you’re going for a modern twist on the cottage kitchen with more controlled and sharp lines, consider adding a sense of romanticism with our glass pendants. With a timeless look, they’re perfect for blending modern interiors into a charming country space.

A white kitchen with glass pendant lighting by Industville

Brooklyn Glass Cone Pendant - 7 Inch, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by @karen_sagegreeninteriors)

Show Your Style

Just because you have a traditional kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t go to town on your design! Understand the unique character of your kitchen, but don’t let it hold you back from introducing your unique flair to the space.

Whether you want a modern, classy kitchen or a dining area bursting with warmth and colour, you can find the perfect industrial kitchen lighting to match your style. With our extensive range of natural colours and an additional colouring service, you can transform our lights to create the ideal country kitchen!

A rustic dining room area with wooden table and brick walls

Brooklyn Dome Flush Mount - 8 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by Photography Darren Chung)

Bare Your Character

To give your space a vintage vibe, be selective with your pendant choice.

Industville’s cage lights with exposed filament bulbs will give an industrial, vintage feel to your space. This style works particularly well with a minimalistic design and exposed walls.

Whichever pendant you chose there is a vintage bulb to suit. Filament bulbs will complement the style of the room perfectly, while also providing a pleasant warmth to your kitchen.

A dark, wooden country kitchen with industrial cage lights by Industville

Orlando Wire Cage Pendant - 4 Inch – Pewter, £49, by Industville (Image supplied by @woolhousedesigns)
A well-designed space requires lighting made from good quality materials. All Industville products are handcrafted and finished using traditional techniques, allowing you to create a beautiful ambience in your room and an edge to your final look.
Are you proud of your kitchen project, or need more inspiration to bring life back to your space? Why not join the conversation on our social media channels? We post inspiring designs every day on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, and you can join in with the hashtag #Industville.
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