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Dining Room Light Fixtures - Urban Ambiance

How to Choose the Best Dining Room Light Fixtures

The dining room is often considered a luxurious setting where friends and family come together for a special dinner. But regardless of the situation, you can still appreciate the elegance and contemporary appeal of well-designed lighting. Modern dining room lighting fixtures can be employed to complete the mood, whether you want your dining room to be formal and elegant or warm and welcoming. The dining room is a focal point in your home because it is where friends and family congregate. It might make choosing lights a problematic task.

What is the Purpose of a Light Fixture in a Dining Room?

It makes sense that the dining room lighting is among the important fixtures in a house. The light fixture over each person's dining table should be the room's main feature.

A meal might succeed or fail to depend on the dining room's lighting. To see your meal properly, it's essential to have a strong light directly over the table. It's also ideal to have ambient light in the space to set the ambiance.

It can be problematic to have too much or too little light. It can be challenging to view your food due to the glare created by too bright overhead lighting. So, your lightbulbs' hue is another significant factor to consider. For a pleasant ambiance, warmer hues in the 2200K - 3000K color temperature are ideal and we always recommend installing a dimmer.

How Many Light Fixtures Should There Be in a Dining Room?

The centerpiece of your dining room decor should be the table, but the light fixture is the jewelry. You already have in mind the type of room you will place the light fixtures in when choosing them for your dining room. As a result, you are aware of the kind of table that will be the focal point of your dining space. Three simple factors control the table-lamp ratio:

Size and shape

The size and shape of the table should be your first consideration when selecting a ceiling light or wall sconce for the dining room. The fundamental rule you need to keep in mind about its shape is to attempt to match the table shape as closely as possible. In other words, if your table is rectangular, consider a square chandelier or rectangular chandelier with numerous light spots produced horizontally along the table ; if your table is round, consider spherical flush or semi-flush ceiling light, a pendant or a round chandelier.

The size of your dining room chandelier or other light fixtures should align with the size of your table. The larger the table, the larger the fixture, the smaller the table, the smaller the fixture. See our lighting guide for more sizing questions.

Number of light fixtures?

We advise using a single fixture (chandelier, pendant or ceiling light) if the space you are outfitting is not too large. You can draw attention to its appearance and size and put it prominently. The ratio of the ceiling fixture to the table must be balanced.

On the other hand, if your space is ample in size, you may want multiple light fixtures instead of just one main lighting. We advise going with an odd number of ceiling lamps if you decide to pair them with your table. The odd number creates equilibrium by guaranteeing that the arrangement is consistently centered. You want a central focal element for your interior design plan to appear well-balanced and fluid at first glance. Therefore, set three or five ceiling lamps if you wish to install more than one, perhaps because your space is ample and your table is extended. The entire design will be tidy and elegant in this way.

Position and distance?

In most cases you’ll want to center your dining room light fixture over the center of the dining room table. However if you’re hanging multiple lights, you’ll want to make sure they are balanced over the table. Regardless of the type of fixture you select, you’ll want to hang them 30 to 36 inches above the table.

How Do I Choose a Light Fixture Over a Table?

Pendants, chandeliers, and non-linear multi-pendant lighting fixtures all works well over a round table. A linear multi-pendant or a linear chandelier work well over a rectangular table.

We don’t generally don’t recommend a linear fixture over a circular table as the competing geometry can be a distraction. However, two round lights may be used over a rectangular table. Regardless of the fixture you choose to install over your table, considering layering your lighting by adding gentle ambient lighting (can lights) for a cozier ambiance.

What Are Some Popular Light Fixture Types over Dining Room Tables?

Finding the ideal lighting for your dining room is an opportunity to showcase the entire personality of the house and the owner. When it comes to the light fixture for dining areas, there are countless alternatives.

Chandeliers 

The most obvious option for any dining area, chandeliers come in various designs, from traditional and elegant to rustic and contemporary. Crystal chandeliers and glass chandeliers are also quite popular. Your room and dining table size should be compatible with these fixtures. (Remember that a decent guideline is that a chandelier's diameter should be between one-half and two-thirds the length of your table.)

Pendants

While often found over kitchen islands, pendants can be an elegant and more contemporary lighting option. Above the dining table, you may either go with a single, sizable statement pendant or mix it up with a few smaller pendants.

Flush and Semi-Flush Mounts

You should think about flush mount lights and semi-flush mount lights if you have a confined space or a casual eat-in area in your kitchen. For rooms with low ceilings, you can select one that is flush with the ceiling or, for a different aesthetic, choose a semi-flush light that hangs down a few inches. Like chandeliers and pendant lights, your area's size should be considered when selecting flush mounts.

Wall Sconces

In some dining rooms there may not be any centered light and the room is instead lit by can lights. In these scenarios, you might consider wall sconces as they can bring additional ambient lighting to the space, will also giving you an opportunity to express your style. Wall sconces look appealing on opposite sides of wall art or a dining room cabinet/hutch.

What Dining Room Light Fixture Styles are most popular?

As expected, there are a wide range of styles that will work in a dining room. Much is dependent on the home decor and style elements used in the space. Some top trending styles are: Modern, Minimalist, Coastal Contemporary, Shabby Chic, Mid-Century Modern, Glam, Retro, and Rustic. More modern chandeliers tend to have straighter lines and edges whereas more traditional chandeliers utilize candelabras. Both styles equally leverage glass shades to add light diffusion and artistic intrigue to the fixtures.

Final Thoughts

The lighting in a dining room can be of various varieties, each with a specific function. To calculate the sizes of the lights you'll need, you'll first need to select where in the room you require lighting. Consider the height, diameter, and weight when placing a chandelier or a sizable pendant in the space.

You may then narrow down your options based on colors, finishes, and other crucial design elements that can coordinate with the current decor in your dining room after considering size and purpose. These factors should be considered to ensure your dining room lamps fulfill their intended function and complement your unique style. To learn more about the different dining room light fixtures, check Urban Ambiance.