While some may think the design of a kitchen is simple enough, and that only the style of appliances are what really matter, they are wrong. There is just as many style decisions to make in the kitchen as there are in the living room, if not more, because it has so many functions.

Modern kitchen with chalkboard painted wall and large black drum pendant

Kitchen chandelier idea for a modern home

One of the most important design elements, like in the living room, is lighting. 

All white kitchen with rustic dining table and chairs and crystal chandelier

Crystal chandelier for a minimal kitchen design

Kitchen chandeliers can come in a wide range of styles. For example, the classic drum shade chandelier, like in the kitchen above.

You can never go wrong with a stunning crystal chandelier, especially for a modern-Scandinavian style kitchen design. The rustic table and classic chairs pair perfectly with a sparkly light fixture. They achieve balance, rather than perfection. Don't ever strive for "perfection" (in life or design).

Rustic kitchen with reclaimed wood table, midcentury modern-style chairs and modern wire frame kitchen pendant

Exciting pendant lighting for the kitchen

Like with any other room of the house, don't forget to take some risk in your design. It may lead to something great, like this kitchen design above.

The innovative pendant light above adds tons of personality without taking to much space in this small kitchen.

Images from Mrs Jones, Coco Lapine Design, Damernas