A rustic pendant light can be a game changer for your kitchen island. Along with bringing a dash of farmhouse flair to your kitchen island, a country-style pendant also supplies overhead lighting when you're prepping food.
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Not sure what we mean? From cage lights to distressed wood chandeliers, scroll down for 10 rustic pendant lighting ideas that will transform your kitchen island into a chic (and well-lit) scene.
1. Find a cagey pendant.
Searching for a stylish way to dress up a small kitchen island? A linear pendant light with open, cage-like metal shades adds a dash of industrial drama to your kitchen island without overpowering the space.
Get the look: Cosima 4-Light Kitchen Island Linear Pendant, $279.99
2. Pickled wood FTW.
If you aren't already familiar with pickled wood, then now's the time to smarten up. Featuring a slightly whitewashed style of distressing, pendant lights with pickled wood details bring a pop of rustic personality to any style of kitchen.
Get the look: Pickled Wood and Clear Glass Pendant, $149
3. Look for iron details.
An eye-catching pendant with industrial iron rods and clear glass shades creates a chic farmhouse-style display above a kitchen island.
Get the look: Dennis 5-Light Kitchen Island Linear Pendant, $319.99
4. Distressed wood all the way.
Nothing makes a rustic statement in a room like a chandelier with a distressed wood frame. Hang an openwork wood pendant light with a distressed finish above your kitchen island to add some farmhouse charm to the space.
5. Try a pendant with bowl-shaped shades.
Whether you're in the market for a farmhouse-inspired pendant light or an industrial style one, a linear metal chandelier with bowl-shaped shades livens up a kitchen island while bringing a touch of texture to the space.
Get the look: Linear Pot Lid Pendant, $189.99
6. Know the ropes.
A little bit of rope goes a long way on a pendant light. Look for a wood chandelier with rope-covered hanging rods to bring a hint of farmhouse flair to your kitchen island.
Get the look: Halloway 4-Light Kitchen Island Pendant, $280
7. Make a statement with metal.
Let a clean-lined metal pendant light with a sleek metallic finish, such as brushed brass or gold, do the talking in a compact kitchen island space.
Get the look: Greeley 3-Light Kitchen Island Linear Pendant, $358.62
8. Try a pendant light with a textured metal shade.
Few light fixtures provide more rustic charm than a pendant light with a textured metal shade. Look for a chandelier with a riveted metal drum shade to usher some industrial-chic vibes into your kitchen.
Get the look: Alloro 5-Light Kitchen Island Pendant, $389.99
9. Go for a geometric chandelier with farmhouse appeal.
You can always count on a commanding, country-style chandelier to dress up a kitchen island. A geometric pendant light with distressed wood paneling doubles as a rustic focal point in any size or style of kitchen.
Get the look: Emaria 4-Light Statement Geometric Chandelier, $285.99
10. Consider a chandelier with jar-shaped shades.
The only thing better than a rustic pendant light is one with jar-shaped shades. A chandelier clad in simple clear glass jars turns a humdrum kitchen island into a farmhouse-style scene in no time.