There are lots of ways to light your dining room, but it is a space that takes careful consideration. It is somewhere that you want to set a mood because there’s nothing better for bonding than a nice meal, and the lighting is a big part of setting a mood. But it’s also a place where you study, paint, plan, budget, chop, read the newspaper, and many other practical options that will require brighter lighting to concentrate with. So, what do you go with? Well, we have a few lighting options ideas that might suit you best.
The hottest trend of 2022 lighting that is very much likely to continue on into 2023 is the chandelier. The traditional chandelier is a timeless concept that has gone through something of a resurgence right now. When we say “traditional,” you can guess what kind of Phantom of the Opera-esque lamp we imagine: all dangling jewels and golden branches, but the statement chandelier has also gone through a lot of modernized iterations. There are minimalist options, there are curved LED lights, there are sleek designs, and there are more elaborate and detailed chandeliers, all draping over dining tables around the world. Take a look here for some dining room chairs set of 4 that will make a statement alongside your statement chandelier.
The best tip when it comes to lighting in your home is to layer light. In any room, the “big” light on the ceiling should be purely practical. It is employed when wrapping presents or finding Waldo and nothing more. This is why you’ll get told to “layer” lamps, candles, and other lighting sources.
But another option has entered the ring: smart lighting. These are great lighting options because they can be placed anywhere. They can be visible or invisible. Warm or coloured. Under furniture or over furniture. Skylights or floor lights. With all these options, they can be as subtle as you want. Install them in the floor and let them light up with motion detection. Or, best for the dining room, install them under cabinets and furniture for another layer to your dining room lighting.
You read that right. Bare bulbs.
The industrial style is still alive and kicking, and its brilliance of it is its simplicity. You don’t need any overly elaborate chandelier; you can simply hang a few bare bulbs from the ceiling and call it a day.
However, this idea can be adapted to fit your style. People are cutting holes out of the lids of mason jars to encase your bulbs in for a homey vibe, or, for the minimalist fans, chandeliers come with a few black rods with bulbs at the end as a statement lighting option.
There is something particularly stylish about your bare bulbs. For a concept older than sliced bread, literally, it has taken its time to be really appreciated for what it is. Sticking with the bare bulb comes with attitude, and for those of us who are “high maintenance for the sake of low maintenance” fans, there’s nothing better than hanging a few bare bulbs and letting the results speak for themselves.