Dining Room Chandeliers are required to be functional and fashionable as today's Dining Room, once used solely for dining, is now used as a work zone, for homework, crafts, as well as a gathering place for parties.
When choosing Dining Room lighting, start with a Chandelier in the middle of the room, then work out with accent lights. The Chandelier will determine the room's feeling. Use your imagination. In today's more eclectic decor, even casual homes can have an elegant Dining Rooms Chandelier.
When selecting a Dining Room Chandelier, the main focus should be its beauty and scale-not price. Chandelier choices range from those with exposed bulbs to those with large diffusing glass shades or bowls. Today’s trends range from simple Wrought Iron to ornate Crystal Chandeliers. The Chandelier’s Finish should compliment surrounding furnishings-not necessarily match or contrast.
The size of your Dining Room Chandelier should follow these general guidelines: choose one with a diameter approximately 12" less than the width of your table, assuming the table is sized appropriate for the Dining Room. Also, the bottom of Chandelier should be approximately 30" above your table. For ceilings nine feet or higher, consider a two-tier style chandelier or three-tier chandelier to fill the space from the fixture's top to the ceiling.
In the Dining Room, the best solution is to opt for layers of light. A Dining Room does not look well-lighted if the only light source is a Chandelier. A Chandelier that is bright enough to illuminate a room will be too bright for comfort when dining. Likewise, if the Chandelier's light is comfortable on the eyes, it may be too dim and look flat. The Dining Room Chandelier provides the central focus while Accent Lights on either side of the chandelier and at the room's perimeter can add another layer of depth and sophistication to your Dining Room.