So far in our series on home lighting, we’ve covered the bedroom, the bathroom, and the kitchen. In this post, we’ll take a look at the dining room and three questions that you may be asking about the space. At Passion Lighting in Grapevine, it is our mission to help you find the perfect dining room lighting, and if you’re asking yourself any of the following questions, or if you have other concerns regarding your fixtures, then please visit or contact us today!
1. Is My Chandelier the Right Size?
The focal point of any dining room is the table, but above the table, there should be a light fixture that sets the tone for the space. If you have a dining room chandelier, then it’s important that it’s the right size for the space. Perhaps the previous owners added the chandelier, but once you moved in and put your table in the room, the fixture just didn’t seem to be the right size. The chandelier should be one-half to two-thirds the width of the table, and you’ll want to be sure that it hangs high enough above the table so that it’s not a visual obstruction to people when they are seated. To learn more about chandelier height and chain length, visit our showroom today.
2. Do I Have Enough Accent Lighting?
While the chandelier is the main fixture in the dining room, that doesn’t mean it’s the only fixture in the space. You may feel that the room isn’t big enough for more lights, but with the right fixtures, you can add more accent lighting without taking up too much space. Wall sconces are a great place to start, and putting them on one wall or two opposite walls can add the perfect touch to your dining room. Dedicated fixtures such as sconces will need new wiring, so be sure to keep that in mind when updating your lighting.
3. Do I Need Dimmer Switches?
You use your dining room mostly for formal occasions such as family and holiday dinners, and you want to be able to set the mood for these celebrations. Adding dimmer switches to the space will make it more dynamic, since you’ll be able to raise and lower the levels of your chandelier and your sconces. Planning an intimate dinner for two? Set the lights low and add some candles to the centerpiece. Having several friends over for dinner? Raise the lights enough so that people can see what they’re eating, but not so high that the room becomes too saturated with light. If you have questions about dimmers and other lighting controls, then our staff will gladly help you find the answers.
Your dining room may not be high on your lighting priority list, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t upgrades that you would like to make. If you’ve asked yourself these three questions, or any others related to dining room lighting, then please contact us today. Our certified lighting experts will gladly help you find the best fixtures for your home, and are always here to provide advice when you need it.