Beautiful modern kitchen with brass counter stools, pendant, and table lamp with black shade on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Barnes Vanze Architects)

A table lamp is the perfect addition to a kitchen, and not as a task lamp. My family and I love to entertain in our kitchen, whether for a holiday celebration or the weeknight dinners we enjoy together. Adding in a lamp gives just the right gentle, warm light that softens the shadows of a long week and glows on the faces of the people I’m spending time with. Something about putting in that filtered light at shoulder or face level is better than any overhead light and hits everything just right. It’s also the perfect night light to guide the way to a midnight snack, and amidst a long, slow dinner, a lamp gives just the right level of velvety golden illumination for the kitchen in between darkness and the typical pendant.


Beautiful black and white galley kitchen with arched iron windows and table lamp in the corner on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Woods & Weaves)

Modern farmhouse kitchen with wood open shelf cabinetry and marble island with table lamp on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via House Beautiful)

Rustic chic kitchen with crystal chandelier and table lamps beside the sink on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via House & Home)

Modern kitchen design with oversized table lamp on the counter on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Thou Swell – A Modern Southern Home in Houston)

I love the warm human element brought to these kitchens by the table lamps featured on their counters. Borrow a table lamp from another room and try the look at home easily to see if it works in your own space!

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