Tip 4: Contrast your lighting styles.

For open floor plans, you don’t want your lighting to compete, so it’s important to mix your lighting. For example, in an open kitchen and dining space, we’ll often use pendants over the countertop, and picture lights or sconces over the cabinets.

If you have an open concept dining and kitchen space, try mixing styles and shapes between your kitchen pendants and the light over your dining table.