A new line of lighting from Ikea currently not available in the states, I hope we’ll be seeing it soon.
You wouldn’t think that choosing lighting would be so hard, but for me it is. I don’t often get the chance to replace lighting in my house with cool new lighting, and the task of choosing something is stressing me out. Originally I thought I would get the Hektar light from Ikea to place in the main area of the kitchen, but after almost pulling the trigger, I wimped out – the size of it is just too big. I do love the look of the Hektar, but combine the ceiling height with my super tall husband and there just isn’t enough room for it all.
While I was at Ikea I did grab myself two of the small Hektar pendant lamps for the pantry and mudroom areas, and I totally love them. More to come on that in that next kitchen update post. As a stop gap for the main kitchen lighting, I picked up a $30 Foto lamp from Ikea, not knowing how long it would be before I actually found the perfect fixture. So here I go on a mission to find the most awesome lighting for the kitchen. Above is a list of my favorites so far, although I am sure that will change as I continue to hunt.
I’ve got a big crush on enamel shades right now, I don’t think I would’ve predicted that I would have been so obsessed 6 months ago, but I am. I guess I’m worried that this is just a phase and I’ll get over it, and then I won’t like my light anymore. I think the prudent thing to do is wait a bit more before I lock in – I mean, I gotta see how the kitchen comes together. I am really excited to find the best light ever though, I kinda think it’s gonna be the icing on the cake you guys.