Our LED lighting solution specialists have come up with ideas, strategies and product picks for your dining room. The kitchen may be the central heart of the home but the dining room shares much of the fame. I still remember when I was little and the dining room was a no kid zone. This doesn’t have to be the case with yours especially during the holidays. The right lighting will make it the most functional and comfortable room in the entire house.
What is the main thing to keep in mind when lighting the dining room?
Atmosphere is definitely one of the primary goals. A dining room needs to be inviting. The light should not only be flattering but sparkle as well. Dining rooms are generally smaller than say maybe the living room. Often consisting of a few decorations, table and chairs. We recommend a beautiful piece to bring everything all together. Minka-Lavery’s Mini Crystal Chandelier will not only add some old world charm but enhance the entire space.
Should you choose a rectangle or circle dining room table?
Many people opt for a rectangular table versus a circular dining room table. However, it really depends on the dimensions of the room. One of the first questions you will ask yourself is what position you have in mind. A round table occupies space in a particular way. Everything has to revolve around it. One of the benefits of this is that it usually rests on a single central foot. This eliminates the typical four of a rectangular table with an added bonus of extra leg room for your guests. However, rectangular tables manage to get more people in eating with less surface space. Planning a big party? We advise you choose the rectangular table. Now keeping that in mind the lighting for each will be different. For a circular table we recommend going with a circular chandelier. Minka-Lavery’s Criterium 6-Light Chandelier reminds us of the stars and planets. The vertical rings are in a beautiful aged brass adding a timeless look. Adding a mirror to duplicate the look is always a classy touch.
What is the right bulb for a dining room?
First and foremost, all decorative fixtures should be on dimmers. This will make it so no matter what the occasion the lighting will be perfect. Our Live Long Filament Bulbs are specifically designed to go with any lighting fixture. They range from 2700K to 6000K. Warm light is the most flattering light which is the lower end of the temperature spectrum.
What are some tips on getting the right room to light fixture ratio?
If you are going for a true statement piece, go with a large chandelier. The Meurice 30 Light Chandelier from the Robert Abbey collection is sure to turn heads. There are thirty points of luxurious light. This light fixture shouts sophistication. If you feel like that may be too much than opt for a few pendants.
Regardless if you have a large or small dining room. A rectangular or circular dining room table. We are here to optimize your space and lighting to it’s greatest potential. Just call our dining room lighting specialists at 855-968-5444.