One of the easiest ways to update your kitchen and keep it looking modern is with new affordable kitchen lights. Simply swap outdated trends for current kitchen lighting ideas like bell-shaped pendant lights, modern wall lights, contemporary downlights and bubble-shaped feature pendants.
New kitchen lighting will transform your space – particularly an updated pendant light. You don’t need to go all out with more expensive designer styles. There are so many great options in kitchen pendant lighting these days to suit any budget.
You also don’t need to stick to the rule of three light pendants. We’re seeing more and more people opting for a single statement pendant positioned at the end of a bench. Not only does it look striking, but it’s potentially a third of the cost.
Here’s some inspiration for affordable kitchen lights:
1. White bell kitchen pendants
The sleek bell-shaped design is a softer take on the traditional triangle-shaped pendant light. In a block colour like white or black, it’s a striking feature in a contemporary kitchen.
2. Minimal black kitchen downlights
Do you need to have pendant lights in your kitchen? Absolutely not. Positioning three downlights above a bench is a cool new take that still creates effective zoning and gives functional light.
3. Rustic brass kitchen light pendant
In homes with a country style, it’s great to go for lighting in a vintage-looking finish like brass. The glass and chain details on a pendant light like this one complete the rustic vibe.
4. Retro black metal kitchen wall light
A kitchen lighting idea that’s different to pendants is wall lights. Go for sconces in the style of the room and position them in spots along the bench where you’ll be working the most. A black metal wall light pops against bright white, while the retro style adds so much character and balances a feminine marble.
5. Wooden horizontal kitchen pendant lighting
Horizontal pendant lights are rising in popularity. Place one across the centre of your kitchen bench for a sleek, contemporary look. A raw, natural material like wood works well in a home with an industrial edge or Japandi style.
6. Kitchen lighting ideas: single pendant light
It’s all about the single statement pendant positioned off-centre over the kitchen bench. Clusters of bubble-shaped bulbs catch the eye and create a focal point in the room.
7. Affordable kitchen lights: off-white light pendants
For a modern farmhouse-style kitchen, go for a simple pendant like these in off-white or chrome. They’re easy to clean and will stand the test of time.
Shop affordable kitchen lights
Temple & Webster Gubi Ronde Replica 30cm Pendant Light
This timeless kitchen pendant light adds a touch of designer style at an affordable price.
Temple & Webster Round Fixed Aluminium Downlight
An affordable kitchen downlight that looks great in a modern home.
The Blue Space Telbix Cantena Pendant Antique Brass
This antique brass kitchen pendant light brings a vintage touch which works beautifully in a country-style or Hamptons home.
Kogan Vintage Wall Sconce Metal Retro Light Kitchen Bar Loft Garden Lamp
If you’re looking for kitchen lighting ideas, this black metal wall light injects Parisian style on a budget.
The Blue Space Eglo Climene Pendant Oak
As far as affordable kitchen lights go, this oak linear pendant makes the list as its high-end look is major value for money.
Temple & Webster Marva 8 Light Pendant
This style of light pendant is influenced by the biggest designers and a sure-fire way to make your kitchen feel more luxe. Why not get the look for less?
Temple & Webster Lucero Pendant Light
You can’t go wrong with three of these classic pendant lights in your kitchen for a fast, affordable update.