It’s a been a little while since I wrote! I have been a busy bee at work and at home; BUT at least through my researches for my clients I realized how difficult it was to find and choose pendants to put over your kitchen counter or bar, especially within a budget. Another thing to keep in mind, is the size of your counter, the pendants should be either small to put 3 or more; but if you like more dramatic styles two medium/large sized pendants should be more than enough! Obviously, if your countertop is wide enough you might be able to hang 3 medium to large sized pendants; it simply needs to fit within the counter edges.
Hopefully, the below selection will help you choose the perfect pendants to embellish your kitchen!
First things first: placement.
The following drawings illustrate how high you should ideally place your pendant lights. If above a kitchen sink, 36″-40″ is the maximum lengths from the tip of the light to the counter; if placed above a bar (slightly higher than regular kitchen island), then it should 20″-26″ between the bottom of the light and the top of the bar. Finally, if you intend to place pendant(s) above a kitchen island, then there should be a 30″-36″ gap between the bottom of the light and the countertop. Needless to say, that the pendants need to be placed within the counter/bar, 6″-12″ from the edges and there should be 12″-18″ between each pendant (might be less if the pendants are small and you are installing more than 3); these measurements before purchase will also help you determine the number and size of pendants you can afford.
Side note: If you want to stand out from regular placements, you can also play with the length of each pendants and put them at different heights (some are already sold like that, refer to my selection below for more info). Of course, this works if you have 3 or more small pendants; it will look odd if you have only 2.
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle
All Modern, $282.99
Restoration Hardware, starting at $429
Hudson Valley pendant – YLighting, $684
Circa Lighting , $1218
Wayfair , Copper ombre pendant at $92.37; Gunmetal ombre pendant at $87.82; Gold ombre pendant at $91.36