If possible the best approach is to have different levels of lighting in a room to gain a good balance. Different levels of lighting can include recessed ceiling or can lights, sconces, decorative ceiling lights and table and floor lamps. Using varied levels of lighting can reduce the hard and direct light that recessed lighting can sometimes create when they are used on their own.
Also consider it a standing recommendation here at TEOT to always install dimmers on everything in every room.
So we’ve already talked about lamps in the kitchen which we decided was undoubtedly a good thing. Now let’s talk about something that I want to make happen sooner rather than later which is installing sconces in a kitchen.
Sconces lined up in a row mounted on window molding or above a bank of windows is very appealing to me,
So are sconces mounted on either side of the range hood,
Sometimes they are library style or swing arm sconces,
Sometimes it’s a lone sconce over the kitchen sink,
A single sconce over the sink in my guest cottage kitchen remodel,