You may only use your dining room as a dining space on special occasions, such as holidays and birthdays, but it’s still important for it to have the proper lighting. At LightStyles, our team can help you find the perfect dining room lighting, including a new chandelier, wall sconces, and more.
If you’re looking for new lights for your dining room, we’d love to show you what we have in stock. You can look through our online catalog, or if you live in the Lake Norman area, you can visit our showroom in Cornelius at your convenience. Whichever you choose, you’ll receive the very best in service and selection!
The chandelier is the most important light fixture in any dining room. If you have a traditional dining space that is separate from the kitchen or the living room, then the chandelier can act as a focal point for the room. Even in modern home layouts, where the kitchen and dining room are adjoined, the chandelier plays an important role in defining the dining area and adding elegance and style to the space. Finding the right chandelier can be challenging, which is why our team is here to help every step of the way.
You might have an idea of what style of chandelier you want, such as something modern or something more traditional. Whichever it is, we can show you a number of options that fit your vision and your budget. Before you start shopping, however, it’s essential that you measure your dining room so that you can size your chandelier properly. You don’t want a light that’s too large or too small for the space, as that will impact how much light the room has and how balanced the final lighting design feels.
In a traditional dining room with walls and a doorway, you can measure the length and width of the room to get the total square footage. From there, we can help you find a chandelier that is the right size and provides the right amount of light. If you have an open floor plan, you can tape off the area you want to light and measure from those points to get your square footage. You can also take the size and shape of your dining table into account. If you have a long, narrow table, then you may want a linear chandelier so it matches the table. For a round dining table, you can go with a round chandelier.
Once you’ve chosen a chandelier, the next step will be to install it. This is often best left to a licensed electrician, and we can help you find the right professional for the job. As for the placement of your new hanging fixture, you’ll want to make sure that it’s centered above the table. You’ll want to measure the height of your ceiling to determine how high or low to hang the chandelier, but it’s best to leave at least 30 to 36 inches of space between the tabletop and the bottom of the chandelier. This will keep the light from obstructing people’s view when they’re seated at the table and keep guests from bumping into the fixture when they stand up.
If you have a tall dining room ceiling, such as 9 feet or higher, you can raise the chandelier 3 inches for every foot of height. This will help center the fixture between the table and the top of the room, and spread more light to the entire space.
The chandelier isn’t the only light fixture in the dining room — accent lighting plays an important part in making the space feel complete. Wall sconces, track lighting, and floor and table lamps all have their place in the dining room, and we can help you decide which options are right for your new design.
Wall sconces are a great way to add accent lighting to your dining room without taking up too much physical space. The sconces should match or complement the chandelier in terms of style, and you can place them around the room to add light just above eye level, making the space feel more intimate. Depending on the length and width of the room, you can put sconces on all four walls, or add them in the corners, should the room be longer than it is wide.
Lamps are also an option for your dining room. If you have a sideboard for serving, consider adding a small table lamp for accent lighting. If there’s a corner of the dining room where you want more lighting, add an upright floor lamp that casts light upwards and outwards.
Every room needs lighting controls, and for the dining room, you can be creative when it comes to how you turn the lights on and off. You can also incorporate dimmer switches that let you create the perfect ambience for dinner parties or romantic meals with your special someone.
Dimmer switches in the dining room can be used for both the chandelier and the wall sconces. Each fixture or set of fixtures can have its own dimmer, allowing you to control each light precisely.
Smart lighting controls are also an option for your dining room. You can install a wall panel that lets you set certain themes, such as “weekend dinner party” or “candlelight dinner.” You can also control your dining room lights through your phone, tablet, or home automation system!
If you’ve been thinking about updating your dining room lighting, or you’re building a new home near Lake Norman and want to see what lighting options we have for a dining space, please visit us today. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and can help you choose the perfect lighting for any traditional or modern dining room. We can answer any questions you have about chandeliers or wall sconces, and we can show you a number of styles from the world’s leading lighting brands and manufacturers.
Above all, we want you to enjoy your lighting experience with us. We’ve served Cornelius and the surrounding area for many years, and there’s nothing we’d love more than to work with you.