At LightStyles in Cornelius, we love helping people find the perfect lighting options for their home. When it comes to dining room lighting, it seems that everyone has a preference, and that’s perfectly okay. When you’re looking for new dining room fixtures, you want styles that match your tastes, as well as your budget. If you live in North Charlotte or near Lake Norman, then come to our showroom today to see what we have to offer!

The Perfect Chandelier

The perfect dining room lighting begins with the chandelier. This central ceiling fixture is what creates the statement for the room, and it’s going to be the first thing that people notice when they step into the room. You might be someone who wants an elaborate, ornate chandelier, or you may lean more towards modern, minimalist fixtures. Whatever your tastes are, our staff can help you choose the best chandelier for your dining room.

As for sizing your new hanging fixture, you’ll want to be sure that it fits well within the space. There needs to be plenty of room for it to hang above the center of the table, and there should be enough clearance between the edges of the chandelier and the dining room walls. A light that’s too large can overwhelm the space, while one that’s too small can leave the room lacking in proper lighting. If you have questions about dining room chandeliers, then please don’t hesitate to ask!

Adding Accent Lighting

Accent lighting is also important in the dining room, and the fixtures you choose should complement the chandelier. There are a number of options to consider, including wall sconces, track lighting, and floor and table lamps.

Wall Sconces

Wall sconces are a great choice for dining rooms because they don’t take up too much space, and also provide great accent lighting. If you have a hutch, china cabinet, or side buffet, then consider putting sconces on either side of the piece. You can choose fixtures that cast light both upwards and downwards, creating unique effects on the wall. As far as style, you can find finishes that match your chandelier.

Track Lighting

Many people hang large artwork in their dining room, and whenever you have paintings or photographs, it can be beneficial to have track lighting. These lights will illuminate and accentuate the artwork, drawing people’s attention to the piece. Since they’re placed closer to the ceiling, track lights can help brighten the upper portion of the room, at least on one side of the space.

Floor and Table Lamps

Floor and table lamps might seem out of place in the dining room, but when used properly, they can add a nice touch. If there’s an unoccupied corner in the room, then try adding a floor lamp to see how it feels. You can choose a fixture that directs light straight up to illuminate the upper section of the room. This will also eliminate the chance of light shining directly in someone’s face when they’re seated at the table.

As for table lamps, a small fixture can look great on your china cabinet or side buffet, especially if you don’t have sconces in place. If you need to use the space that lamp is occupying, then all you’ll have to do is unplug it and move it during dinner!

Visit Us Today

If you’re thinking about updating your dining room lighting in the near future, or you’d just like to see what chandeliers and sconces we have in stock, then please visit us today. Our showroom staff is always excited to meet new people and to learn how they can help with their home lighting needs. We know that you’ll love our selection, and that you’ll find something that works for you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!