If you want to update your cooking space without shelling out serious money, you've come to the right place. Lighting is an easy way to make a big difference in your kitchen. These fixtures will make a statement, enhance your existing design, and brighten up your kitchen without costing you a fortune. That way you can save those dolla dolla bills for the things that really matter, like having that bounce castle at your wedding.
If you want an eye-catching piece in your kitchen, you need a statement chandelier. Even though this one is massive, it doesn't feel obtrusive, due to the minimal design and clean, open framework.
Sumerside Chandelier, $168, amazon.com
Pops of yellow wake up a breakfast nook. It's like a jolt of energy before you've even had your first sip of coffee.
Balance rustic and modern with industrial hanging pendants. They can also help ground an all-white kitchen.
Industrial Pendant, $109, amazon.com
Mixing metals feels cool and perfectly imperfect. If you've got stainless appliances, try brass pendants.
Brass Globe Fixture, $150, amazon.com
This is how you create the ultimate mic-drop moment in your kitchen. Bonus points if you DIY this from your backyard.
Twig Chandelier, $950, amazon.com
A natural texture like rattan is ideal for a coastal kitchen. Even if you don't actually live by the sea, you can decorate like you do.
Wicker Pendant, $140, wayfair.com
If you want to add some color but are afraid to go too bold, try a mobile. It will liven up a neutral kitchen without overpowering it.
If you want a neutral metal, choose steel. It works in basically any decor style.
With a pineapple lantern and bright yellow wallpaper, it's tropical vibes all around. It might be a bit much for a dining room, but it's ideal for a breakfast nook.
Tie your kitchen together by matching your pendants to your backsplash. It can add even more color and liven it up.
In a clean-lined kitchen, pendants add an industrial edge. Up the vibe even more with black nailhead bar stools.
Glass Pendant, $29, amazon.com
A chandelier is peak glam. Make it a gold one and live your fanciest life.
These silver orbs/wannabe disco balls are the cool kitchen upgrade you never knew you needed. They're unexpected, but totally rad.
If you use a lot of color in your kitchen, add contrast with brass pendants. They're neutral without looking boring or cheap.
Brass Pendant, $71, amazon.com
Use a pendant to add a subtle vintage feel. Though longer ones work over kitchen islands, this short hanging pendant is perfect over a kitchen sink.
Lanterns are a classic fixture but still feel modern when hung in an unexpected place, like in the kitchen. Pick a finish for the lantern's interior that works with your decor style.
Brass Lantern, $133, amazon.com
How do you make a white kitchen less basic? We're all about that brass.
A globe lantern makes this colorful kitchen feel exotic. Even though the space is small, it still has an impact.
People will think you bought them at a Moroccan bazaar. (But no one has to know that you actually didn't.)
Need to brighten up your kitchen? Paint lanterns white inside to reflect more light.
Nautical Pendant, $170, amazon.com
A trio of pendants look clean over an island. Farmhouse decor goals.
Contrast a rustic, wood kitchen with glass pendants. It'll brighten up the space and keep it feeling modern.
Glass Pendant, $45, amazon.com
Bored of your traditional kitchen? Geometric pendants to the rescue.
If you're already feeling your existing lighting, you can still update it by rearranging your grouping. An L-shape feels cool and unexpected.
Industrial-style pendants add contrast above the kitchen island in a traditional home. They balance out an ultra-femme room.
Industrial Pendant, $70, amazon.com