Kitchen lighting can be a delightful decision making activity. One of the elements I love most about interior design and styling is the never ending ideas pool from other designers. A completely practical and fabulous idea is to use table lamps in this space.  I must admit after seeing someone else do this I ran to grab a lamp and it stayed in there for two years. I have since moved it but now thinking I may bring it back.

 My inspiration came from the lovely Emily at Jones Design Company, who has used a lamp on her  bench top for years.  She has changed the lamp or shade over the years to give the kitchen a fresh update.

If you don’t have pendant lighting over your bench top  lamps are a great way to give extra light and look stylish too. I found in winter having a lamp in the kitchen made it feel cosy at night. After all the cooking was done I could have light but without having the super bright lights of my pendants + down lights.


Here are my top 4 reasons to bring a lamp into your cooking space.

  1. Table Lamps provides extra light and they are a fabulous option for renters or those who have not got around to installing pendants or lighting over the bench.


2. Lamps are not a permanent fixture, you can move them around or in and out of your kitchen.

3. It is an unexpected element that really does dress up a kitchen and creates an interesting stylish addition.

4. Table lamps are relatively inexpensive and you can add colour or texture to your area but using different colours or materials.


Lamps are also great to use if you are entertaining and have drinks or food set up on your bench or Island. It creates a sophisticated look.

Run to your nearest lamp, bring it into the kitchen and try it out tonight!

Image Sources: 1/ Design by Suzanne Kasler 2 & 3 / Jones Design Company 4/ Vogue Living Aust  5/ Lisa Gabriel Interior Design 6/  Emily Jenkins Photography 7/ McGill Design Group 8/via Pinterest