How to Select Dining Room Lighting

Selecting a dining room lighting should be based on various factors. The scale of the room and the scale of the table itself are two of the most important factors that should be considered. Whether your dining room chandelier is made of leaded glass, wagon wheel, or brass, it can still create a strong stylistic statement all the same when it is chosen and used carefully. The early designs of chandelier emits soft illumination in a big room and when it is need to be cleaned, it has to be lowered and re-candled. The modern design of chandelier, on the other hand, are regulated and powered with electricity. Once you settled on what chandelier style you prefer for your dining room, keep in mind that it will only light the area right beneath it and a little bit of surrounding spots. If you wish to illuminates serving areas or corners, you might need additional lighting for the job. But nevertheless, the right central lighting fixture will help you significantly when it comes to selecting necessary, additional lighting.

Tips on Choosing Dining Room Lighting

When it comes to selecting the best dining room lighting for your dining area, size matters in so many aspect. First of all, the consideration of size should be made according to the scale of the dining table itself. Sizing a chandelier twelve inches lesser in diameter than the smallest width of the dining table is recommended. Since the recommended height above a dining table with a ceiling of 8 foot measurement is 30 inches, you might want to subtract a few inches from that measurement to ensure that heads don’t easily bump when diners need to get up. The second factor of consideration is to match the scale of the ceiling height to the lighting fixture. The third is all about matching the size of the chandelier to the dining room’s proportions. In order to get the diameter’s inches of the chandelier, you may add the two of dimensions of the room in the measurement of feet. Last but not least, consider about people’s perceptions when choosing the right chandelier fixture for your dining room. Even though in the overall size, most chandeliers might be the same. A modern chandelier that uses light-emitting diodes and of informal starburst design would give a more “spread-out” perception in comparison to the  crystal, compact chandelier.

Some Additional Tips

If your house is a historic building, then you might wish to pick your chandelier based on the style of the house. There are many vintage-looking chandelier that can give just the right ambience to your dining room while also serving its purpose as a functional lighting all the same. You can check up various antique shops to find that kind of chandelier, as most chandeliers sold in that kind of store are usually an instant fit to older homes. Also, you might want to try several selections of chandeliers before deciding on one if it is possible. And remember, always install a dimmer for your chandelier so you can adjust the light when the dining room is not particularly used. Hope this helps you to find out the best dining room lighting!

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