A room’s lighting is an often overlooked feature that can make all the difference. Dim, antique-style lighting can set a romantic scene, modern fixtures can illuminate a space that doesn’t receive natural light, and well-positioned bulbs can ensure sufficient light where work needs to be done.
When it comes to dining, there’s no denying the importance of lighting. Think back to the last time you ate out. It’s likely you’ll remember how the restaurant was lit, and the mood the lighting created, or didn’t.
So whether you’ve moved into a new home and are designing your dining room from scratch or are thinking of redecorating, lighting is both an important and enjoyable element to consider.
Lighting options can range from classical chandeliers to a few contemporary pendant lights that hang suspended from the ceiling. The ambience you’re trying to create as well as your personal style will help guide you in your choice of fixture.
Beyond style, the size and height of dining room lights are key considerations. Interior designers recommend adding up the dimensions of your dining room to come up with an appropriate diameter for a fixture. For example, if your dining room measures 14 feet by 12 feet, a fixture 26 feet in diameter would do the trick.
It’s also essential to calculate the height the fixture will sit above the table. It is suggested that the lighting you select hangs no lower than 30 inches from the table’s surface, and no higher than 36 inches.
If you’re looking into lighting options for your dining room, the expert staff at Elm Ridge Lighting and Interiors can help you select the perfect fixture. Located in the Golden Horseshoe area, their showroom contains a wide selection of kitchen, dining room, and foyer lighting options as well as everything from wall sconces to bathroom vanity fixtures to outdoor lights.