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Dining Room Lighting – A Few Handy Hints

The right dining room lighting solution can make all the difference and the best dining room lighting ideas are thoughtfully planned, taking eating habits, furniture proportions, and budget into consideration.

Pendant lights, chandeliers, flush mounts, sconces, floor lamps … these could all be part of your ideal lighting solution. Here are a few tips to help you choose.

Tips for Dining Room Lighting:

Dining Room Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

1. Layer lighting using multiple sources of light.

 

Dining Room Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

2. Install dimmer switches to set the mood in an instant.

 

Dining Room Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

3. Hang multiple fittings above a long table for adequate, even lighting.

Dining Room Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

4. Centre a pendant fixture over a shorter table for a relaxed feeling.

Dining Room Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

5. Consider a less traditional fixture – a piece of art!

Dining Room Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

6. Get the right size fixture for your room.

Dining Room Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

7. Get the right size fixture for your table.

Dining Room Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

8. Group a variety of different lights together for an interesting display.

Dining Room Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

9. Hang fixtures 75 to 90 cm above the table.

Dining Room Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

10. Consider the features of your room, and don’t block sight lines.

Pop in to Selective Lighting to see what light fixtures we have on our menu. We’d love to chat about your dining space and design the best lighting solution for you.