Dining Room

It’s the place you get together. Whether it’s Monday night dinner, a holiday gathering or a homework haven, your dining room can be a true reflection of personal taste – beyond the food on the table. Your dining room has some serious possibilities, and the right lighting can make it everything you want it to be.

SAVVY TIPS FOR YOUR DINING SPACE

THINK BEYOND TRADITIONAL
THINK BEYOND TRADITIONAL

So here’s a myth buster: you actually don’t need a giant dining room, a tall ceiling and a huge table for a chandelier to make a statement. Have a long table? Try a linear chandelier. Want to make your silver sparkle? Go with LED lighting. Dining room lighting can make a lasting statement, long after the guests leave.

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KNOW SPACE AND SIZE BASICS
KNOW SPACE AND SIZE BASICS

To find the right size light to go over a dining table, add the length and width of the room in feet, and turn the sum into inches. That’s the minimum width, or diameter, of your lighting fixture. 2) Leave about 30-36 inches between the tabletop and the bottom of the fixture. 3) For smaller rooms, consider mini chandeliers with taller heights as well as taller wall sconces.

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ADD A SCONCE…OR 2, OR 3
ADD A SCONCE…OR 2, OR 3

There are a few rules of thumb when it comes to choosing a ceiling fixture for your dining room. Sconces are leading men and ladies in disguise – so why not see how their performance can change up your dining space? Tall ones can make your small room seem larger. And a line of them on one wall can make a large room seem epic.

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EXPLORE ALTERNATIVES
EXPLORE ALTERNATIVES

Take a look at semi-flush fixtures and pendants. The great thing about pendants? They look better together – pendants are brilliant in clusters, especially when you stagger the height. Downlights and rail lights are also worth exploring.

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Chandeliers

Historically, chandeliers have usually been found in the dining room or foyer, but new designs, such as linear chandeliers, and forward-thinking design trends have moved the chandelier out of the dining room and into the rest of the house. The right chandelier is an eye-catching focal point and will transform any room in the home. 

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