If you’re planning on renovating the entire interior of your home, or even just the dining room, it can feel overwhelming and confusing to know where to even begin; especially when it comes to lighting. The options for your dining room are endless, coming in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. The lighting styles you choose can either enhance the room or consume it in a negative way. That’s why it’s imperative to do your research prior to choosing your next dining room lighting. You need to consider the space itself, your style and budget to select the right lighting to refresh your home.
Lighting trends can help inspire you and steer you in the right direction when planning your dining room layout. Read on to learn more about the four most popular dining room lighting ideas for 2021.
Chandeliers bring a strong sense of elegance and sophistication to any room. Guests that walk in will immediately be drawn to the opulence chandeliers reflect. As it becomes an instant focal point of the dining room, chandelier styles can range from completely traditional to contemporary. Crystal chandeliers have been a fairly popular lighting selection for homeowners with a more traditionally styled home, especially the dining room. However, for those that want a chandelier but prefer to stick with their modern interior landscape, a more minimalist wrought-iron chandelier or pendant lights can offer that sense of contemporary elegance.
2. Pendant Lights
Pendant lights are extremely versatile and can adapt to virtually any space in a home. Easy to install and available in a variety of styles, pendant lights hang from an individual mount and illuminate the dining room with ambient light. They should be suspended at least 30 to 35 inches above the room’s dining table to allow it to highlight the room’s furnishings and artwork. For more traditional homeowners, you may want to select a chandelier pendant to suit the rest of the dining room layout.
3. Flush Mount Lighting
Flush mount lighting fixtures can locate the surface of the ceiling and allow light to filter out from the glass into the room. This type of lighting fixture is ideal for dining rooms with a more confined space as they can feature the crystals properly. Some opt for a three-light flush mount fixture with a circular glass to create a soft light in the room without overpowering it.
4. Semi-Flush Mount Lighting
Flush mount fixtures are often installed flush to the ceiling, whereas semi-flush mount lighting uses a lantern, bowl or shade that extends down to allow light to reflect from the surface of the ceiling. They are available in a variety of styles, colours, shapes and sizes to suit the needs of the homeowner.
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