Easy Chic: Wicker Pendant Lights

Kitchen Inspiration

What is it about wicker that immediately evokes a rustic, easy-going feel, no matter the setting? Full-on wicker dining sets may be too beachy for everyday (unless you live in a beach house, of course!) but I find wicker pendant lights the perfect informal touch.

I love them for an unexpected element they provide in more formal dining settings; the natural material provides a lot of interesting texture, and the neutral color can work almost anywhere. (Although, if you really want a bright pop of color, you could take a cue from the last photo: that's IKEA's Leran pendant lamp, available in the UK, painted a bright orange-red!)

How do you feel about wicker lights in the kitchen?

(Images: 1. Bethany Nauert via Apartment Therapy; 2. Willey Design via Mix and Chic; 3. Jean-Phillippe Piter for Coastal Living; 4.  Geschke Group Archiecture via Houzz; 5. Jen Langston via Haus and Home; 6. via Our Boat House; 7. via Wicker Paradise; 8. Joanna Roufopoulou for DecoNow; 9. Susanne Hayek Photography for Le Chic Maison via Houzz; 10. via Remodelista)