If I’m not mistaken, dining room lighting considered as one of the major factors that any dining room consists of. It sets the atmosphere for meals and make sure that you enjoy your food without too much dazzling light. In my opinion, you should have at least three lighting sources in your dining room and believe it or not, by combining these sources, you will be able to set up a rich dining room mood and enjoy the depth of the room.
When it comes to choosing the size of your dining room light fixtures, here are a few instructions to follow:
- Generally, you should measure the dining table length and width.
- Try subtracting 12 inches from the dining room table’s width to have the maximum diameter of the chandelier because if it is larger, people who sit at the table may have their heads hit on it.
- Getting half of the width or diameter of your table will enable you to find the chandelier size.
- By using a tape measure, find out the length and width of your whole dining room.
- Put the length and width of the dining room together that are measured in feet and change the result later to inches.
- Go out and choose a suitable chandelier that matches the three calculated measurements.
Here are general dining room lighting tips that will definitely be useful:
There are bunch of options that vary from simple pendant lights to detailed and complicated chandeliers with countless possibilities in between. Depending on the space available in your room, you can choose the best chandelier or pendant that fits well with your dining room space. You can control the room atmosphere by using hanging fixtures on a dimmer switch.
You can use candlelight to add dimension to your dining room as you can create a modern, simple and beautiful Victorian-inspired space or even a complicated and detailed one. Adding large pillar candles in the center will result in creating a focal point in the dining area. Keep in mind to place candelabras in areas where there is low traffic to stay away from accidents.
They add fine lighting to the dining area with the least visual interruption. They vary in design from smooth modern glass types to industrial metal type fixtures. You can sconces to light the wall and create a focal point in the dining room. Also you can use them to highlight objects in the room.