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November 12, 2008

Lighting options in Dining area:

The lighting aspect in a dining room is an important aspect overall. We have plenty of options and types of lighting fixtures that can be introduced in the dining area which can completely change the overall look of your dining room.
The light from the fixtures reflects on the cutlery, glasses, plates and the dining table and give an impressive impact.When you are going to install lighting in your dining room, always remember the size and decoration of the room. For creating perfect illumination, you can use layers of light in your dining room. Using layers of light make your meal time pleasing without creating glare in your eyes

Chandeliers:
The first thing which comes to our mind when thinking about the lighting for dining room is chandeliers.
Nowadays we have plenty of options in chandeliers both modern and traditional. Chose your type and style of the same.
They are elegant decorative elements in a dinin room. the distance should be maintained at least 2'6" from the table top to get a good effect.
There are crystal, wrought iron, brass, aluminum and glass chandeliers available in the market. But you should chose the type that goes well with the entire theme and style of your room. DO NOT put very heavy looking ones if the room is a small and compact one. You can even choose according to the dining table shape and colour.

Pendant lights:
If the dining space is small enough for a chandelier why dont you have a set of pendant lights above the dining area?Or it may even be a large single one or else a series of pendants above a long or oval dining table.
When you are going to install lighting in your dining room, always remember the size and decoration of the room. For creating perfect illumination, you can use layers of light in your dining room. Using layers of light make your meal time pleasing without creating glare in your eyes.

Wall Brackets:
Even though there may be a chandelier or pendant lights above the dining table it is always better to have some wall lights in the dining area too for regular use or from practical standpoint.
If there are options of other lightss available in the same room then you can change the mood of the room according to the requirement at times.
We have quite a large number of options presently in wall lights both traditional and modern. Their price ranges from Rs. 150 upto Rs. 1000 per piece. Select your style and try to maintain the same style in the entire house.

Accent Lights:
Introduce accent lights between the ends of the table for dazzling effect. You can also use these lights on the wall in a different manner.. Proper placement of accent lights is necessary to prevent shadows.

Dimmers:
Try to have some dimmer options in the dining room. They help to create different moods by the use of the same light but at different illumination levels. It can be soft romantic lighting added with some candles or bright lighting for family dinners or for formal dinners, a soft pleasing light is usually suitable.

A few points to remember:
  • Try to focus some light just towards the dining table.It will reduce the glare from diner's eyes.
  • Have some wall brackets etc with some CFLs fitted to them for general or regular use so that they consume much less electricity on a regular basis.
  • You can have some spot lights or recessed lights fitted to the crockery unit or on panels to highlight some of your crockery or some nice painting or decorative items.
  • Have the chandeliers 2'6" to 3" above the dining table top
  • Use dimmers to different moods at different times

The overall concept of lighting in the dining area should be done thoughtfully and carefully to give an overall impact to the entire room and creates a whole mood in the dining experience.

1 comment:

Andry said...

Ooh this is fabulous! Spacify offers wide range of dining room furniture for decorating your dining area.

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