Pendant Lights for an Industrial Farmhouse Kitchen

It’s Friday – yippee!!  We just got back from a week in California.  So much fun seeing our friends and family! It still feels like home there…sigh.

So, I know I’m supposed to be working on my laundry room, but my brain is focused on kitchen pendant lights. What’s a girl to do? When we built our new house, we were not very excited about the lighting package options available to us through the builder.  Even the upgraded packages didn’t have lights in the style we were looking for, and it soon became clear that we would be replacing a lot of lights in our new home. So, we got the “free” lighting package, and we’ve been very slowly replacing lights throughout the year. The kitchen pendant lights have been begging for replacement for months, and I’m finally narrowing down the seemingly endless choices for pendants. I’m hoping maybe you can help me decide and that I can get something on order soon! 

I would say our house style is industrial farmhouse meets coastal cottage. Here is a pic of our kitchen,

white industrial farmhouse kitchen

Do you see the three pendant lights?  Just your typical tulip shade pendant light. Now, picture one of these options replacing them…

Option 1 – Glass Globe Pendant Lights

I love the simplicity and subtleness of a glass pendant light.  But, there are so many options out there.  Here are a few I’m considering.


pottery barn glass pendant light

shades of light glass pendant for farmhouse kitchen

glass barn pendant light


Option 2 – Barn Light Pendant

Oh how I love a rustic barn light!  And the aged finish really speaks to me.

farmhouse kitchen pendant light

Option 3 – Lantern Pendant

But, then there’s the lantern pendants – I love these, too! They speak to my love of coastal design.

lantern pendant light for coastal kitchen coastal kitchen lantern glass pendant light

Option 4 – Industrial Cage Pendant

I’ve always been drawn to industrial lights…not sure why, just love them. The rivets, the cage…so fun!

industrial pendant light

Option 5 – Spotlight Pendant

These always remind me of movie spotlights!  Beautiful industrial style that crosses over to farmhouse, as well.

industrial farmhouse kitchen pendant light industrial pendant light


Option 6 – Farmhouse Pendant

This chicken wire pendant light definitely says “farmhouse!” Too much?

farmhouse chicken wire pendant light

Decisions, decisions!!!  So, what do you think?  Do you have a favorite? I’m wavering between several options, right now and could definitely use some input.  Please feel free to leave your thoughts…I don’t bite!  Have a great weekend everyone!

By | 2017-06-21T09:57:44+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Inspiration, Kitchen & Bath Design|10 Comments


  1. Neena June 13, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Lighting really does make a room – and the ones you have are lovely. But getting away from the “matchy, matchy” really does make it unique.

    • mwelsh June 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks for your comment! I think the kitchen is a great place to add some unique lighting, too.

  2. larr June 15, 2017 at 4:53 am

    All the lighting fixtures you highlighted are great but I am drawn to the first glass pendants with the Edison bulbs. However, you might want to consider the industrial cage lights as well because they provide some contrast to your kitchen. I’m not sure if that helps but thanks for sharing your ideas on Share Your Style.

    • mwelsh June 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks for your comment! I’m definitely leaning toward the glass pendants, but I still haven’t ordered because there are so many options just in that category! I sometimes find lighting really tough to decide on.

  3. Angela Boone June 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I really love barn light pendants but all of those lights are great!

    • mwelsh June 17, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks for your comment! I love barn light pendants, too, so if I don’t put them in my kitchen I may have to find another spot for them somewhere in the house. 🙂

  4. Donna @ Modern on Monticello June 19, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Tough decisions but I seem to be drawn more to the glass pendents in Option 1 or the metal finishes in Option 5. Good luck with choices and I can’t wait to see the final reveal. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    • mwelsh June 20, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks for your input! I’m leaning toward the glass pendants as well.

  5. Krystal June 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I have something very similar to (maybe the same as?) option 1, that we got from Pottery Barn. We got both the three globe and also the larger option. The three globe looks wonderful and was very easy to install over the island. The larger model was a real challenge over the dining room table, because the frame wasn’t perfectly square. In the end, I would buy them both again. I paired the 3 globe in the kitchen up with an industrial fixture, and I really love the juxtaposition. Good luck!

    • mwelsh June 26, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Thanks so much for the input! Yes, the fixtures in that picture are from Pottery Barn. I keep hearing good things about them. I really like your idea of pairing them up with an industrial fixture!

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