A lot of homeowners frequently ask me about selecting lights for their Kitchen peninsula or islands. Should they have one, two, or three lights? What kind of lights should they put there? Pendants, chandeliers, flushmounts, recessed lights, track lights, or multi-light pendants? If pendants, how high should they hang above the peninsula or island? There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to selecting lights for your island or peninsula and what happens is most people select lights that are too small. I recommend getting a larger size (oversize even) to achieve a more high-end and upscale look. Honestly, there really are no rules about how many lights you should have, although the trend in the past has been 3 lights over an island or peninsula. Depending on the size of your island or peninsula, it is really your preference for type of lights and/or number of lights. It’s not common nowadays to see two or even one oversized pendant or chandelier which I prefer over three medium sized lights. An oversized light over a counter creates a focal point that makes a bold statement in your kitchen. It’s a great conversation piece. For islands and peninsulas with deeper counters, you can try linear suspension lights which are energy efficient and offers a more contemporary look if your decor is more on the modern side. With all the thousands of lighting options out there in the market, how do you start? Below are several different kinds of lights to help give you ideas and inspiration so you can make the best decision for yourself.