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Lighting Your Dining Room

The dining room is a unique room for lighting, as it requires a mixture of practicality and ambiance. Whether you use your dining room every day or once in a while, you’ll want a lighting structure that evokes a relaxing feeling as you sit down for meals with friends and family.

We’ve put together some tips to help you create a dining room that is welcoming, comfortable, and has the right mood – all by using lighting! Check out our tips below.

Overhead Lights

Dining rooms rely almost entirely on overhead lighting, with some accent lighting in different situations. Unlike the kitchen, where you need close-up lights to see what you’re doing, a dining room can survive on a broader light.

Many people opt for a chandelier or hanging light in the dining room. Not only does it provide overhead lighting, but it can also be a nice centerpiece for a dining room table. Plus, the right chandelier can actually help reflect light around the room, getting you more light with this one fixture.

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting can be used outside of the main dining area. These lights could highlight any decor or artwork in the room, displayed china, or other pieces you’d like to have featured. These lights are small and are focused on a limited area and are not meant to provide useful lighting, but are more of a part of the decoration.

Light Bulbs

When choosing light bulbs, no matter the type, you want to pick something warmer than you would in your kitchen or office. You’ll spend long periods of time sitting at the dinner table, and you don’t want to have to stare at harshly bright lights.

For light bulb types, your first choice should always be LED. They are the most energy-efficient and cost-effective on the market. Should your lighting fixtures not fit LEDs, try the next best option, CFL.

Light Up Your Day

We are here to help make your home lighting ideas a reality. Contact the HedgeHog Electric team today at (866) 605-2113 to see how we can help transform your home’s lighting.