Choosing the correct lighting for your dining room is crucial in creating the perfect ambiance to enjoy a relaxing meal. Pendant lights over the dining table are a key focus in dining room decor and with so many choices around it's hard to know where to start. Here's 5 quick tips to help you design the perfect pendant lighting scheme for your dining table.
1. How to hang a pendant light over a dining table
vakkerlight - Crux Pendant Light
Between the edge of the table and the light you should allow at least 30 cm. This prevents accidents from people bumping into the lights. Bearing in mind many pendants are made of glass, safety is a really important consideration.
2. Creating an atmosphere
vakkerlight - Sun Pendant Lamp
Similarly if your table is in a dining room use dimmers on wall lights, picture lights and lamps in the room to create a warm glow.
3. One or more pendants?
vakkerlight - Valentina Pendant Lamp
You never really know what works until you try it but generally speaking round shaped lights will suit either square or round tables but square or rectangular lights look best over rectangular tables.
vakkerlight - Kasa Pendant Lamp
Additionally contemporary rooms suit two, three or more pendants grouped together over a dining table. Two large or three smaller pendants work well over an average sized 6 seater dining table.
vakkerlight - Carronade Pendant Light
For rectangular tables hang the pendants in a line along the table at the same height.
By now you may be feeling overwhelmed with choices so here's a quick checklist to help you narrow down your choices.
Colour - Do you want to complement or contrast to your existing decor
Size - One large or several small pendants
Dining table - Is your table round, square or rectangular
Finish - Glass, metal, wood