The perfect lighting in your dining room can completely transform the space. Since, you normally use the dining room the most at night, lighting is critical to creating a intimate or dramatic atmosphere in your home.
Choose Lighting Based on Your Dining Table
Utilizing your current dining table as the focus for your lighting choices, instead of the room itself, brings the focus back the center point of the room. The best way to do this is by having a chandelier, pendant lights, or a series of pendant lights around 36 inches above the table.
When considering the size of the lighting fixture use the scale the table. If you are working with a small round table try a single pendant light. On the other hand, if you have a long rectangular dining table, try a large chandelier or a odd amount of pendant lights in a row.
Use a Dimmer to Control the Mood
If your dining room doubles as a work space or your kids are eating there during the day, you’ll need to have plenty of light. Then during evening dinners, you’ll want to turn the lights down low. Investing in a dimmer is the best way to evoke the difference uses of the space.
Layer Light With Wall Lights and Lamps
There are times when a single light source may feel too intimate for the occasion or the light may be too bright. The simple solution to this issue is through layering lights in your dining room. You can utilize multiple sources of light to provide the options you are looking for when the need arrives. Adding a table lamp on your sideboard or a few wall sconces will fill out the lighting for every occasion.
Contact Yale Lighting For More Information
Are you in need of expert assistance to transform your dining room through lighting design? Don’t hesitate to contact our team at Yale Lighting today to learn more about how to get started with our services. We look forward to working with you on designing your space.