Bedford, NH Farmhouse KitchenFarmhouse Kitchen, Manchester
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Next time you visit a hotel, notice how the bedside lamps are usually fixed to the table with no cord or plug in sight. For safety’s sake, such hard-wiring would be all but essential for flanking a sink with table lamps. It will require a little extra forethought and care, but the reward is that your kitchen will officially become a room for living, which is usually the whole goal of opening it up to the rest of the floor plan.
In this pretty New Hampshire farmhouse kitchen, a blue wall adds interest, as do the silver lamps on the counter (the cords are transparent). Although they’re unorthodox, the lamps work with the white furniture-like cabinetry, Carrara marble counter and antique nickel pulls. As one wise Houzzer has pointed out, “Cabinetry is just furniture — put a lamp on it if you want.” I second that sentiment!More photos: Browse thousands of white kitchen designsWhite not for you? Tour dozens of inspiring colorful kitchensUsing White Marble: Hot Debate Over a Classic BeautyDream Spaces: 14 Fabulous Indoor-Outdoor Bathrooms
11. Dress up the kitchen with fancy table lamps. If you are hosting a holiday open house, everyone is bound to end up in the kitchen. Make yours instantly more festive by turning off the overhead lights and setting table lamps on the counters instead. The warm glow will make everything look better ... even those dirty dishes in the sink.
Nothing makes a room like light, light, light. Using lamps in the kitchen is something we haven't seen often, but it's such a great idea if you have the space. The choice of silver lamps is so effective here, lending the kitchen a hint of glamour.