Y ou know your home design project is almost complete when it’s time to install your light fixtures, hooray! You’ve spent lots of time and consideration selecting your beautiful and eye catching fixtures (hopefully with the help of your experienced interior designer ☺!), so you’ll want to make sure they’re installed in the correct and appropriate placements. I’ve created this basic guide to help you with this task for the different rooms in your house. Of course, there would be some exceptions to these in the awkwardly shaped room, or unusual setting, but general speaking this guide works well for most areas. Keep me posted on how they work out in my comments box below, I’d love to hear about your lighting experiences!
S o, for the height, the rule of thumb for installing kitchen island pendants is 30"-36" from the surface of your kitchen island. When installing multiple fixtures, the widest part of the fixtures should be spaced a minimum of 24”-30" apart for optimal airflow, light spread, and visibility. This can be adjusted somewhat based on your lighting and island widths. For larger pendants, I keep them at that distance. But for smaller ones, I move them closer together, anywhere from 12”-24” apart, depending on the length of the island you have. Always keep multiple pendants equi-distant apart, unless you’re going for that on-purpose asymmetrical or funky look!