How to choose dining room lighting?
The dining room is a popular place to entertain guests or customers. Finding a lighting style that suits your space is essential to forming the right atmosphere for your dining area.
This is a room where you will proudly entertain guests, so don’t forget that this is a great time to show off your personal style by including lighting that you love.
Match your lighting to the style of your room. If you have a scandi-style home, make sure that any lighting you include is also within the scandi style. Alternatively, you may have a traditional-style dining room and could use some antique lighting to create a cohesive space.
Matching the metal finish of your light to the hardware in your dining room, such as table legs or door handles, will create a stylised room.
The size of your dining room lights is important to the overall look and feel of your space. Lighting that is too large might be overpowering in the room and may even be too bright. Ideally, you want to evoke a relaxing dining experience by introducing an ambient light level. This is best achieved through lighting that is the right size.
You also need to consider the clearance you have above the table, as this will help you to determine the size of the ceiling light that you can feature above it. There must be a considerable amount of clearance above the dining table if you want to install large lights, such as a cluster or chandelier.
Furthermore, if you are sourcing wall lights and they are placed within a walkway or behind where guests will be seated, you need to ensure that they don’t project too much from the wall, as they may be bumped or knocked.
Positioning your dining room lighting correctly can help you achieve an ambient and inviting atmosphere.
For lighting directly over the dining table, you have the option to evenly space three pendants along the table which will evenly distribute the light.
If you only have one electrical point but would like to achieve this look, our 3 and 4 bar lights are a great option to achieve this desired look.
Understanding the purpose of your lighting within the space will help you make your choice while you scroll through our considerable variety of dining room lighting ideas.
Putting your central light fixture on a dimmer switch will allow it to serve both an aesthetic and practical purpose. When the room is needed to be functional as a home office, the light can be brightened. Using the switch, you can dim the light to transform it into a more atmospheric area.
Luxury dining room lighting ideas
We have a fantastic range of luxury dining room lighting ideas for both luxury domestic or commercial spaces.
Discover professionally hand restored antique and vintage wall sconces. They are the perfect addition to a traditional-style home.
Alternatively, our modern sconces feature a gold lined silk shade. This shade directs light upwards and downwards and reflects the warm gold light from inside the shade, which helps create a warm and atmospheric dining experience.
How low to hang pendant lights over dining table
We typically recommend that you hang your lights approximately 1.8m from the floor to the lowest point of the shade when hanging them over the dining room table, which is lower than other rooms within the home.
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