The living room requires several pieces of lighting since it is multipurpose spaces. The living rooms can have a lot of functions (family gatherings, watching TV, reading books, doing work).. We do not want to have the lighting to be overly bright and obnoxious, and we certainly don’t want it to be so dim that we’re dozing off. When having meal time, such as an afternoon brunch or a late dinner, the lighting of dining room must transmit the perfect brightness at any time of day. For dining rooms lighting, we recommend soft to neutral tones that create the perfect ambiance.
It is not difficult to pick out the right dining room light, but you do have a lot of options when it comes to chandelier, pendant lighting, linear suspensions. There are a few of our top dining room lighting tips to share and you can deliberate the right light for your space.
Choose the fixture that relates to the dining room table, not the room itself—in terms of size, shape and style. A more flexible option is multiple pendants arranged to complement the shape of the table, either grouped together for circular tables or in a row for rectangular tables. Round tables is suitable with round fixtures like chandeliers, whereas you can’t fail with a linear fixtures over a rectangular or extension table.
The dining room light size should be at least 12 inches smaller than the table in all directions. So, for a 4-foot wide table, look for a light that’s no more than 2 feet wide. For proportion, linear suspension lights should be anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of the length of the table. Linear pendants and chandeliers are the ideal choice for long, rectangular dining tables or extension tables.
3. MAKE LAYER THE LIGHT
Use layers of light with recessed lights, wall sconces, etc. When adding layers of light, think vertically—layers from the ceiling to floor—and horizontally—layers from one side of the room to the other. With the right combination of ceiling and wall lights, you’ll create the perfect layered room. A decorative chandelier generally offers a low level of light output—they’re really about setting the mood and drawing your eye to the center of a room. For a more functional style of lighting, And if you need a bright amount of light in the dining room, look to an LED chandelier.
4. GET HUNG UP
Your dining lights should hang about 30 inches above the surface of the table. You’ll want keep in mind suspension length when choosing a fixture.