Lighting for Your Home
One thing I learned doing showhomes is that the easiest way to update your kitchen is the lighting. I like pendants over the island to be beefy. The bigger, the better. Also, the more unique or interesting, the more I love it (and easier to distract from your not so favorite parts of the kitchen). As shown in this online design, decorative lighting can be like jewelry to your home. Kitchens are a lot of straight lines from cabinets, countertops, and solid colors. Pendant lights above an island or a great big pendant over a dining table really add the visual interest that completes the room.
Here are some of my favorite pendants: