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39+ Dining Room Lighting Ideas

In this article, you will learn how you can combine the dining room lighting with the room decoration. To get the right atmosphere you must follow the tips that we compile below, also there will be a comprehensive gallery for this topic.

transitional dining room and kitchen with round glass semi circle pendant light

Transitional dining room and kitchen with round glass semi circle pendant light

Steps to illuminate the dining room

Factors to consider when choosing the dining room lamps

One type of light that you should always take full advantage of is natural light. If the house is facing South, you will receive more light throughout the day, so it is ideal to take advantage of it. If, on the contrary, it is oriented towards the North, East or West, the light input during the day is lower. This influences when determining how to illuminate the dining room.

You should choose the right table accordantly to the level of light that is in the room. A rectangular lamp should be used for a large, flat table as the only central light source. If it is circular, you can place one or several lamps placed at different heights.

Dining room lamps

Do not just have a single light source in your dining room. You can also use mobile lamps as an appliqué with clamp support or standing lamps. It generates an indirect and soft light to accompany the central dining table light and always without being annoying or dazzling.

It is recommended to keep at least 30 inches between the table and the lamp. The height of the table should not exceed 40 inches, this avoids producing annoying glare. When placing your dining room lamp, adjust the height until you get it to be perfect and not bother the guests.

The most widely used models of luminaires for the dining room are hanging ceiling lamps, which can be adapted to their height. The type of light suitable for the dining room is warm light (up to 3000K) in order to create a more comfortable space.

Dining room led

A good space lighting is as important as the furniture that illuminated. The lack of light or inadequate lighting can ruin any decoration, so it is very important to devote to this aspect, the attention it deserves.

In a space such as the dining room, the need to create a warm and welcoming place is mandatory. Where meals, meetings with friends and intimate dinners are possible in a cozy atmosphere.

It is necessary to focus the light intensity on the dining table. A great idea will be placing a lamp suspended from the ceiling, although it can also be combined with other lateral light spots, provided that the dining room has large dimensions. A floor lamp in a cozy corner or a table lamp placed on a piece of furniture.

It is essential that no shadows are created in the entire room, except when we want to get an intimate atmosphere. For this, you must calculate a minimum of 20 W per square meter.

Now we just need to choose the lamp that best fits our style of decoration.

As mentioned before, the ideal way to light the dining room is a lamp suspended from the ceiling, since it offers precise lighting, although, with the vast amount of models that are on the market, the question is: What should the characteristics be? What should this lamp accomplish?

The most suitable type of lamp will depend on the shape, size, and design of the dining table. If we have a rectangular table and large dimensions, the ideal is to opt for an elongated lamp or two or more lamps in line, if the table is round or square we can choose a single element as a sculptural piece, but always maintaining a size proportional to the table and the space in which it is located.

The dining room lamps should be hung at a height between 30 and one 40 inches above the table in order to avoid excess heat, glare, or shadows on diners or food. A very interesting option is to use a dimmer or intensity regulator, in order to create the right atmosphere according to the occasion.

There are models that embellish once lit. You must evaluate if you want a sculptural element that attracts attention, although it should not compete in prominence with many more elements, it will be better to choose a piece that only fulfills its light function.

Below you will find dining room lighting galley photos for your inspiration.

contemporary 5 light pendant for dining room

Contemporary 5 light pendant for dining room

contemporary dining room with glass globe lighting and natural light

Contemporary dining room with glass globe lighting and natural light

contemporary dining room with large linear chandelier

Contemporary dining room with large linear chandelier

contemporary dining room with rectangular pendant cluster lighting

Contemporary dining room with rectangular pendant cluster lighting

contemporary transitional dining room with globe pendant light

Contemporary transitional dining room with globe pendant light

craftsman style pendant lighting over dining room table

Craftsman style pendant lighting over dining room table

dining room candle style chandelier

Dining room candle style chandelier

dining room candlelight chandelier with 5 light bulbs

Dining room candlelight chandelier with 5 light bulbs

dining room drum style flush light

Dining room drum style flush light

dining room with dark tray ceiling and craftsman style metal pendant lights

Dining room with dark tray ceiling and craftsman style metal pendant lights

dining room with hanging pendant lights and corner lamps

Dining room with hanging pendant lights and corner lamps

dining room with modern sputnik chandelier with 12 lights

Dining room with modern sputnik chandelier with 12 lights

dining room with multi light pendant

Dining room with multi light pendant

dining room with multi light round pendant fixture

Dining room with multi light round pendant fixture

dining room with multiple drum chandelier

Dining room with multiple drum chandelier

dining room with rustic chandelier and arched doorway

Dining room with rustic chandelier and arched doorway

dining room with silver chandelier white wainscoting dark wood floors and gray painted walls

Dining room with silver chandelier white wainscoting dark wood floors and gray painted walls

dining room with two crystal chandeliers and matching table lamp and mirror

Dining room with two crystal chandeliers and matching table lamp and mirror

dining room with warm lighting linen shade chandelier table lamp and recessed lights

Dining room with warm lighting linen shade chandelier table lamp and recessed lights

drum pendant light fixture for small dining room table

Drum pendant light fixture for small dining room table

formal dining room with yellow texture and wood wainscoting

Formal dining room with yellow texture and wood wainscoting

gray dining room with chandelier and recessed lights

Gray dining room with chandelier and recessed lights

luxury modern dining room with multiple pendant lighting and recessed lights

Luxury modern dining room with multiple pendant lighting and recessed lights

modern dining room and kitchen with cluster pendant lights above table

Modern dining room and kitchen with cluster pendant lights above table

modern dining room with semi flush light fixture with neo prong design

Modern dining room with semi flush light fixture with neo prong design

modern dining room with two small hanging crystal chandeliers and black and white color palette

Modern dining room with two small hanging crystal chandeliers and black and white color palette

open concept dining room with recessed ceiling lights

Open concept dining room with recessed ceiling lights

open plan contemporary kitchen with island gray qaurtz countertops and rustic wood dining table

Open plan contemporary kitchen with island gray qaurtz countertops and rustic wood dining table

rustic dining room pendant lights made with metal bands

Rustic dining room pendant lights made with metal bands

rustic pendant lights

Rustic pendant lights

rustic transitional dining room with hoop style chandelier pendant kitchen island lights

Rustic transitional dining room with hoop style chandelier pendant kitchen island lights

small dining room off kitchen with glam candle style chandelier and recessed lights

Small dining room off kitchen with glam candle style chandelier and recessed lights

small traditional dining room with brass hoop chandelier with candle lights

Small traditional dining room with brass hoop chandelier with candle lights

traditional dining room with 3 light pendant fixture and rustic wood table

Traditional dining room with 3 light pendant fixture and rustic wood table

traditional dining room with antique brass ring chandelier

Traditional dining room with antique brass ring chandelier

traditional dining room with chandelier beige paint and white wainscoting

Traditional dining room with chandelier beige paint and white wainscoting