Achieve both form and function in your kitchen and dining space with these expert tips.

Choosing the right lighting drastically improves performance and function in the kitchen—it may be the most important design decision your can make. The right lighting can improve your ability to carry out tasks, of course, but it’s also an opportunity to express your personal style. There are many lighting options available, but don’t be overwhelmed: with some careful consideration of some key aspects of luxury lighting design, it will be easy to choose the right option to bring harmony and style to your space.Pendant lamps over the island make prep work easy (and create a stunning focal point). Pendant lighting is a great option for illuminating an island, and the use of unique textures or shapes can add character to your kitchen. This Karam pendant from Tech Lighting, for example, makes a stunning design statement and its dimmable feature allow you to optimize light for mood and task.RobinsonKaramPendant_300x200Set the mood with a chandelier in the dining area. To help create ambiance and achieve a wow-factor in your dining room, consider a chandelier. A chandelier should be 6″ to 12″ smaller than the narrowest side of the table, and the bottom of the chandelier should be approximately 30″ above the table. This Crystal Persuasion 5 Light chandelier from Kichler has a vintage aesthetic with its striking center column and octagonal shapes that stack high and accent each white fabric shade.Luxury lighting delivers the best of top-quality design and function. Let the experts at Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre help transform your home into the one you’re dreaming of.