Even if your dining zone is just a modest corner of your kitchen rather than a dedicated room, clever illumination can work wonders.

Ambient lighting here usually consists of a pendant ceiling fitting above the table, either singular or grouped. A riseand- fall pendant can be particularly useful: lower it for soft radiance – perfect for an intimate dinner – or raise it for more practical, everyday activities. Consider your pendant style carefully: clear glass examples will give general ambience, and can work well when paired with frosted bulbs to give a subdued glow, whereas solid shades will act more like downlighters, providing focused areas of brightness.

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Grouping pendants

  • Adding extra outlets for multiple pendants is a job for an electrician – however, it’s not a complicated task for a professional.
  • Alternatively, seek out a single hanging light with several drops suspended from one point.
  • A long, slim table might work best with evenly placed pendants at the same height, whereas a smaller round unit may better suit two grouped closer to its centre, hung at varying lengths.

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