20 Farmhouse Style Pendant Lights For Your Next Kitchen Island Update


You are most likely here because you are getting ready to update your kitchen island with new pendant lights and you are looking for some that will fit your decor style which is farmhouse, right? If the answer is yes, you can to the right place. The farmhouse style kitchen continues to be a popular trend due to designers like Joanna Gaines and many others.

I bet you’ve already had your subway tile, farmhouse sinks, cabinets, and flooring in place, but now you are ready to but the cherry on top with the perfect farmhouse style lighting for your kitchen island. Today, I will be sharing with you 20 beautiful pendant light fixtures to help you narrow down your search with ease. Are you ready? Let’s get started.

1. Dome Shaped Pendant Lighting

Dome-shaped lights are a popular choice for hanging over your kitchen island. They are designed to direct the lighting down to a working surface. In addition to that, dome-shaped lighting is great if you will be using this as a primary source of lighting. Below you will find a few ideas to get you started.

Jordan Pendant

I don’t know about you, but I am in love with the texture of this dome-shaped pendant from Pottery Barn. The Jordan Pendant is made of iron and perfect for that modern farmhouse styled kitchen. This fixture is available in 10″, 15″ and 18″ diameter.

Milk Glass Dome Pendant

If you adore vintage items in your home, then this pendant will make your heart sing. The fixture features a streamline caged style with translucent milk-white glass. This item also features a cord that can be shortened to the desired length that works best with your island. You will have a choice of two sizes: 8.5″ and 12″ and this fixture is available in bronze and nickel metals.

Open Weave Ratton Dome Pendant

Pottery barn needs to stop, This pendant is giving me life!! This open weave rattan dome pendant features natural fibers that are woven in open patterns perfect adding an element of texture to your kitchen. With the Light flowing through this design it will create a fun play light and shadow in a room, adding an inviting ambiance. I would recommend selecting this fixture only if your kitchen has other lighting sources to brighten up your entire room.

Classic Single Dome Pendant

Here is a couple of classic dome lights suspended by an adjustable wire so that you can customize the right fit for your kitchen. According to Wayfair, this piece is crafted from metal for an ultra-mod aesthetic. The style of these fixtures directs light downward from any medium-base bulb up to 100W, and as a bonus, it’s backed by a one-year warranty. Available in 2 finishes and 2 sizes.

Renner 1-Light Single Dome Pendant

If you are into that industrial or rustic look in your kitchen then you are going fall in love with the Renner Dome lighting. The distressed dark grey metal definitely gives off the aged or vintage vibe. This fixture is only available in one color and the diameter of the done is approximately 9″ inches. So, if your island is about 6ft in length this will be the perfect fit for two.

2. Lantern Style Pendant Lighting

Lantern style pendant lighting can be decorative and have a function in the space. If you are using the lantern style for tasking at your island be sure to select a lantern light that has multiple lighting for brightness. On the other hand, if your will be using this style for just decorative purposes or ambiance then a sign light source will be fine. Below you will find a mix of both options to review.

Carmen 4 – Light Lantern Geometric Pendant

The Carmen pendant puts a modern spin on a classic lantern silhouette. This four-light pendant brings a simple yet chic style to any kitchen island. This fixture is made with metal and is offered in 4 different finishes. The tapered geometric shade has open sides for an airy look.

Louanne 1 – Light Single Geometric Pendant

If you are looking to add a chic touch to your kitchen then you will enjoy the Louanne pendant. Blending modern and farmhouse aesthetics, this pendant showcases a trapezoidal steel frame with a burnished bronze finish. The clear glass panels let the one 40-watt bulb (not included) shine brightly over your ensemble. This hardwired design is hung with a chain, which measures 72″.

3 – Light Lantern Geometric Pendant with Wood Accents

This three-light mini light in the weathered oak wood gives a beauty artisan finish on this classic lantern. The warm, wood composition accented with dark weathered zinc hardware that will bring a rugged farmhouse look to your kitchen. I think I am secretly falling in love with these lanterns for my kitchen. Shhh, don’t tell.

Obell 4 – Light Lantern Rectangle Pendant

If you are interested in creating an enchanting chateau in the south of France inspired look in your kitchen then this rustic-chic pendant light will do the trick. The Obell light is designed to give warmth and character to any room. Its 4-light interior candelabra is framed by finely crafted black metal and wood finishes.

Evangeline 1 – Light Lantern Geometric Pendant

Illuminate your space in modern farmhouse style with this streamlined one-light foyer pendant. The Evangeline is crafted of clean-lined metal tubing in a rubbed sienna finish. This fixture features an open rectangular frame with a curvy, arched roof. Additionally, the Evangeline has a speckled pewter inner frame surrounds with a matching socket within to round out the design. Another great feature is that it has an adjustable length of chain suspends the unit from a matching canopy above, while a vintage A19 Edison bulb (not included) disperses bright light throughout your space.

3. Single Bell Geometric Lighting

Bell Shaped pendant lights are available in various forms from classic to and intricate geometric designs. If this is your style and you are looking to create some drama in your kitchen then you will enjoy the 5 selections below. I totally have my eye on the Balduino and the dublin fixtures.

Be it an entryway in need of a little illumination or a kitchen island searching for some shine, this Richard 1 – Light Single Geometric Pendant is a gorgeous choice. This one is giving me all the antiqued charm feels with its rustic beam that supports a bronze-finished metal frame. And, I love the cylindrical, seeded glass shade too.

Balduíno 1 – Light Single Teardrop Pendant

If you are looking for an eye-catching fixture Crafted from metal you will swoon over the Balduíno light. This gorgeous piece showcases a deep bronze finish and an open, curving frame suspended from a matching down rod. Inside, there’s room for a downward-facing 60 W bulb – the vendor recommends an open-filament bulb for added industrial style. If your kitchen has light or white cabinets then this fixture is perfect because it will contrast the white.

Bouvet 1 – Light Single Bell Pendant

Elegantly mixing modern design with country-chic style, this charming one-light mini-pendant is the perfect piece to illuminate your space in understated style. It features steel construction, a circular canopy, a hanging lantern-style pendant holder, and a jar-like clear glass shade around a fashionable Edison bulb.

Darcy 1-Light Single Bell Pendant

This pendant light offers a bold and rustic feel. I am in love with the oil-rubbed bronze finish along with the barn wood accents, and hand-blown clear seeded glass. Yet another great fixture to add a focal point in your kitchen island.

Dublin 1-Light Single Globe Pendant

Now, this Dublin fixture is just a beauty. For one, I love the geometric shape along with metal design work. Again, since this fixture is dark in color I would recommend using this fixture in a space with some white decor elements. In the photo above you see that this space utilizes dark navy cabinets, however, the countertops and backsplash dominates the space with white in the marble and tile resulting in the right balance that makes this fixture pop in this space.

4. Glass Pendant Lights

Glass pendant lights are extremely popular in chandeliers and now you will see them grace the aisles of pendant lighting too. You will find stand-alone glass pendants in addition to glass mixed with metal design. Below you will fix some stunning options for your kitchen.

Nouvelle 1-Light Single Jar Pendant

Take this simple yet elegant pendant, for example, this industrial design features a single 60-watt Edison-style bulb wrapped in a clear glass drum shade inspired by vintage glassware of years past. It also showcases a black-finished with metal finial surrounds. This piece measures 18” H x 8” W x 8” D. and is perfect for hanging alone, or in a cluster over a kitchen island.

Cambell 1 – Light Single Bell Pendant

The Cambell light is sure to pack a punch in spite of its small size. This mini pendant is perfect for illuminating smaller rooms or paired in a row of 3-4 over your kitchen island. Crafted from metal in a versatile black finish, this fixture features a clear glass shade with a contemporary dome silhouette and seeded accents for a vintage touch.

Marybeth 1 – Light Single Schoolhouse Pendant

Light up your modern farmhouse with this mini pendant that provides an opulent, understated accent. Made from a metal base and rod, it features a clear, textured glass shade with soft curves that displays a downward-facing lightbulb.

Bostwick 1-Light Single Cylinder Pendant

Now, I am head over heels in love with the Bostwick mini pendant. Its the perfect pick for any modern farmhouse-inspired aesthetic. Crafted from metal with an oil-rubbed bronze finish, its frame features a circular silhouette and an openwork center. Its single light is highlighted by a rounded glass shade, offering a clear look with seeded details for a touch of texture. I currently have pendants in my kitchen, but this one is making me want to change them out.

Zayn 1 – Light Single Bell Pendant

This small, but mighty collection offers sleek pendant lamps that will add a powerful accent to your island. I adore the polished design of the light kitchen in a strong black and the cylinder shape of the glass.

Well, that sums up our 20 favorite pendant lighting for your next kitchen island update. I hope you’ve found inspiration and feel a bit more confident in selecting the perfect piece for your home.

If you are needing help with the installation process then you will want to read our article, “How to Space & Install Pendant Lights Over Your Kitchen Island.” Until then, leave a comment below and let me know which fixture you feel in love with.

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