In most cases the dining rooms are used at night and so achieving the right lighting and atmosphere is crucial. When you have a well-planned lighting patterns your dining room can look really special.
Sometimes all you need is add some drama to your dining room and this can be achieved by using a chandelier which will bring a beautiful sight and still maintain that formal look. Your dinnerware can also look fascinating when lit or you can suspend a chandelier above the dining table.
I mean there are a lot of things that you can do in order to provide the much needed light as well as set the right atmosphere for dinner.
Dining Room lighting Ideas
To help you out, we have made a list of some of the best dining room lighting ideas. Browse through them and find one that inspires you.
Suspend A Run Of Pendants
Pendant lights are will bring about just the right atmosphere needed for the dining room. Installing the pendant lights yourself can be a little bit tricky so it will be wise to get an electrician to help you out.
Make sure that he installs the pendant lights above the dining table and just about the length of the table. This will provide just enough light that is needed for dinner and no too much that it can ruin the atmosphere.
For a more contemporary look choose colorful cords and some bare industrial style bulbs. With such lighting in your dining room you can be sure of holding dinner parties your home at any time of the year.
Add A Pop Of Color
You can come up with an excellent color scheme by hanging some pendants of in a coordinating color. For example you can decide to hang pendant lights that when lit together can produce all the colors of a rainbow.
Amazing right? To add even more elegancy in your dining room, add an Anglepoise-style lamp somewhere near the sideboard. The lamps are normally used on a desk but we can guarantee you that they will work just fine in your dining room.
They allow you to angle the bulb in different ways in order to create the right mood for the right moment.
- Display Fairly Lights Within Foliage
Displaying fairly lights within foliage has always been an excellent dinner room lighting idea especially during Christmas but that does not mean it can’t be used during the other times of the year.
You will need to determine the amount of weight your ceiling can hold. It will be wise if you use a branch as a vase but you need to make sure that it is supported with lengths of metal chain or strong wire that are spread evenly to ensure a stable support of the foliage.
If you feel like using a branch as a foliage is risky or it does not make your dining room look like you want, you can alternatively attach the foliage to any of your existing fixtures like the chandelier or the ceiling rafters.
Tone Your Dining Room With Metallic
Colors makes our dining rooms look more beautiful but truth be told, not every person in the world is a fan of colors right? If you are one of them, then this style is for you. Going about this is simple. Choose a particular type of metal of your liking that is cute without necessarily being showy (preferably brass or copper).
Adding a beautiful metal shade with some tones of wood touch of glamor will add class to your dining room.
Layer The Light
Having a decorative chandelier in your dining room offers a low level of light and they are always just about to set the mood by drawing your eyes and others in dining room to the center of the room.
If you want a more functional style you can use wall scones or layers of recessed lights. If you want bright light in your dining room then go for a LED chandelier, it provides enough light and cost effective as it does not use so much energy.
When you are adding the layers of recessed lights install them in a vertical manner like from the ceiling to the floor and install some horizontally from one side of the dining room to the other. When you get the right combination of the ceiling and the wall lights you can be sure of having perfect lighting in your dining room.
When you are picking the light to use in your dining room, go for the one that relates with your dining table instead of the one that relates with the room.
If your table is round you can go for round fixtures like chandelier which never disappoints. If your dinner table is rectangular, go for rectangular fixtures over the table like for example you can use multiple pendants that will complement the shape of the table.
The multiple pendants can work for either tables and all you need is to group them in a row if you are using a rectangular table or in a circular manner if you are using a round table.
Hung Up The Lights
Hanging the lights is another dining room lighting idea that you can use and light up your dining room the right way. When you are hanging the lights make sure that it is 30 inches or more above the dinner table.
You don’t want to the light to get contact your tall friend during the dinner, keep him in mind when you are suspending the light.
Lighting your dining room is very important as we mostly use the dining rooms at nights but you need to light the room the proper way in order to set the right atmosphere during the dinner. The above ideas will help you light up your dining room the proper way.