Update Your Kitchen Bar Lighting for Under $100

Lighting is the jewelry of your home and essential for creating the right atmosphere. Bars and peninsulas are becoming staples of new house plan and are great areas to show off your design style. Replacing those builder grade pendants over the bar doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are some stylish updates all for under $100.

1.Rustic Flower

A truly artisan piece, this rustic pendant fits in a home that celebrates craftsmanship. The petite petals open to reveal an Edison bulb, which mimics the stamen of the flower. At only 4” high and 10” wide, the little blooms create a bouquet when hung together.

antique patina

Kalalou Raw Metal Flower One-Light Pendant, Bellacor, $64.95

  1. Antique Patina

With a weathered-looking finish, this pendant looks like it was plucked from an abandoned warehouse. It has an industrial feel that would look great in a loft apartment or a home design that focuses on textures. It’s medium size of 10” wide allows it to be hung in a group of three to make a larger statement.

warehouse pendant

Pendant No.8-Antique Rustic NDP1208, National Furniture Supply, $76.50

  1. Geometric Pendant

A geometric gem, this black beauty stands out. The inner drum is covered in white fabric so that the bulbs are not exposed and to create a soft glow. The angular lines of the outer shell create a modern pattern on this classic shape. 16” is a good size for two eye-catching pendants above any bar.

geo pendant 1Canarm IPL179B01ORB 1 Light Kuan Large Pendant, ATG Stores, $98.19

  1. Exposed industrial

Another funky option for the eclectic home, these wire frame pendants are styled with the insanely popular Edison bulbs to give a vintage vibe. Ever versatile, they would look great in the home of the modern family or on a rustic farm. They give your bar an instant “I’m super trendy” in an upcycling kind of way.

exposed industrial

Kalalou Flexible Flared Base One-Light Pendant Lamp Only, Bellacor, $61.95

  1. Topsy-Turvy

This is a classic pendant. The woven rattan brings a warm, natural element to your home. In a beach home or cozy cottage, these woven gems are a relaxed and welcoming.


Artcraft Lighting CL15020WH White Loom 1 Light Pendant, Lighting Direct, $38.00

  1. Modern Minimal

If you crave a more modern approach, this pendant is sure to fit the bill and wow at the same time. This polished chrome beauty is 25” tall and 22-½” wide; a good size for a single fixture. The three teardrop lights provide a stunning glow for a sleek bar. It’s overstock so the price is drastically reduced making this an amazing find.


Trans Globe Lighting Golden Teak Long Triple Drop Three-Light Pendant -Polished Chrome, Belabor, $56.99

  1. Warehouse Chic
  2. Natural Neutral warehouse chic

This versatile pendant has a soft, neutral color that fits many styles of decor. The classic drum shade is covered in a tan burlap fabric and is 15” wide. A pair of these would make a great update for your bar. This pendant is useful for spaces that don’t have existing pendants because it simply plugs in.

natural neutralMedow 1 Light Drum Pendant, Adesso, $53.99

  1. Classic Styling

Mini-pendants are popular and this little guy is a stellar upgrade for the typical glass globed ones. A beautiful oil rubbed bronze rod suspends a classic drum shade in a perfect neutral beige fabric. A row of these instantly adds style to any space.

Classic stylingLoft 1 Light Mini Pendant, Capital Lighting, $90.00

  1. Golden Age

For a traditional home, this gold and cream pendant is just the fixture. It’s no mini either. At 14”, it makes a grand, yet updated statement above the bar. Classic styling paired with an modern drum shade makes this pendant perfect.

golden ageVintage Brass 2 Light Indoor Drum Pendant, Hinkley Lighting, $96.49

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