Dining room lighting completely alter overall look of your dining room. Lighting affects the colors of wall finishes, curtains and upholstery.
A variety of lighting options like accent lights, gorgeous chandeliers, Pendant Lights etc. give you a choice to illuminate your dining room. Proper lighting make your mood cheerful when entertaining guests.
When you are going to install lighting in your dining room, always remember the size and decoration of the room. For creating perfect illumination, you can use layers of light in your dining room. Using layers of light make your meal time pleasing without creating glare in your eyes.
(Dining Room Lighting)
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Options for Decorative Lighting
Chandeliers for Dining
Chandeliers are outstanding decorative elements which boost your entire dining room. You should hang chandelier at least 30 inches above the surface of the table
to provide sufficient illumination for dining. If you don’t keep the desired distance, it will interrupt the way of your guests to dining room. Glass chandeliers
offer sparkling effect in your dining room. Other materials include brass, aluminum, wrought iron, crystal chandelier
etc. Avoid the use of chandeliers in small dining rooms; otherwise the room will look overwhelming.
(Chandeliers in Dining Room)
Pendant lights for Dining
Pendant is another best option for dining room. If you have a round table, use a single large pendant over dining table. For providing style statement, you can make a series of pendants above long or oval dining table.
This will enhance light level and will look trendy also. Nowadays, height adjustable pendants
are also available. You can simply adjust their length according to your activities like studying etc. Pendants come in a vast range of styles and materials.
(Pendants in a series over a Long Table)
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Accent Lights for Dining
Introduce accent lights between the ends of the table for dazzling effect. You can also use these lights on the wall in a different manner. Proper placement of accent lights is necessary to prevent shadows.
(Embedded Accent Lighting)
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Table Lamp for Dining
Table lamps are an easy way to illuminate your dining room. They are so convenient to handle as they are portable. A variety of table lamp styles are available to complement your dining room décor.
Dimmers for Dining
Dimmers are a good idea for dining room. They offer you the choice of adding candles to your dining area so that you can create a romantic atmosphere for special occasions. For family dinners, you can use brilliant cheerful light
. For formal dinners, a soft pleasing light is usually suitable.
(Hanging Candles in Dining)
Tips for Lighting
- Focus your dining table surface with ceiling down lights. It will reduce the glare from diner’s eyes.
- Put candles and fuel lamps in ornamental holders. It will make your dinner highly special.
- Provide special lighting effects or low voltage mini lights on chinaware and crockery display units.
- Hang chandeliers 30-36 inches above dining table.
- Use dimmer to make your meal time great for each occasion.