Sometimes, when decorating your dining room it can be easy to just leave the ceiling lighting and hope for the best. You do not realize how many times you could have gotten away with more in the way of dining room lighting, if only you had thought about it. There are so many options that it can be very overwhelming when deciding on what type of lighting you want. In this article we are going to explore some of the options and what they can do for you.
Ceiling lighting is probably the first thing most people think about when it comes to home lighting. However, depending on the style of your home and the way it was designed, it might be the last thing anyone thinks about. The ceiling can really affect the appearance of your dining area, even if you do not have a dining table in it. It can make a huge difference if you have an egg crate shaped room, or if your ceiling is shaped like a football.
If you have a dining room table in the room, one thing you can do is use pin spots or dimmers to control the lighting in the room. This is also a great idea if you have dark ceilings. You can get some beautiful dramatic lighting by putting a large crystal ball on the center table. This is a nice centerpiece, but if you do not care for the effects, you can also light up the ball with a single standard light bulb instead. Just make sure you have enough light to where it makes the table look three dimensional.
If you have a bar in your dining room, you can use lamps on either side of the bar to create a very interesting type of light. Some of the newer chandeliers have a feature at the top that is similar to a chandelier but has four arms with lights at the top. It looks fantastic. I have also seen lights like these that have a base that has four arms as well. These are great because you can move them around and change the position of them as needed.
If you have a table that has a glass table base, you can light that with table lamps that have a diffuser installed underneath the glass. This will allow you to dim the bottom of the table without having to remove the glass. You can also add different types of sconces to the top of the table that will give you some ambient lighting. This is just one way to add some variation to the lighting in your dining room.
Another great idea for lighting the dining room table is to place a halogen light over the table. This type of lighting has a warm glow that is very soothing. They work great with candlelight dinner parties. You can also have a wall sconce installed under the table if you don’t want the halogen lights.
Floor lamps are another option you may want to consider. These lights have an AC adapter so they plug right into any wall outlet. These can be found in styles to match any decor. Keep in mind you need to have good flooring to hold these lights up. If you don’t, the whole effect isn’t really created.
Whether your home has a traditional setting or modern contemporary style, you can find the right dining room lighting to illuminate your table. Don’t feel like you have to have an expensive piece of lighting. You can get quality and make it yourself. Just take some time to explore the different options available and you’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish.