Lighting can enhance any room in your house creating flexible, beautiful and functional spaces. The right lighting creates mood and ambience and encompasses your personality and sense of style. Your dining room should be a space created for everyday use whether it is used for dining or for an informal gathering place. It should also promote entertaining and conversation and place for impressing your guests on special occasions. To accomplish this feat, you will need a lighting scheme that works both in the day and at night and choosing the right lighting scheme is the key to enhancing the lighting décor in this functional room.
Your dining room table is usually the focal point in the this room so getting the light right here that shines over the table is crucial. You can choose from a decorative pendant fixture, such as a Tiffany art-glass stained lighting fixture or a chandelier. Try using standard voltage as not to shine too much light on anyone or anything. This tip will give you the most flattering light and create the best atmosphere and ambiance for the space and its use. Normally, one fixture above this room table is plenty but if you happen to have an overly large table, then you might want to consider a pair or string of fixtures works best.
Another good idea is the use of candlelight. You can place candles and candle holders on the dining room table itself or on side tables or on the dining room buffet. You can also use picture lights that shine on pictures, art work or even on the curtains in the dining room to create a more dynamic and interesting room and shine. Also try providing floor lamps in the corners of the room to provide light that shines off the ceiling and bounces back down. Finally, you can add recessed lighting for light that shines on the floor or on rugs that you might have in your dining room for that calmer and dimmer effect.
You should also try adding a sports touch lamp to the lighting décor in your dining room. These lamps have 3 way settings and easily move from low to medium to a high level of light depending upon the time of day and ambience and mood that you are looking for in the room. They are a great conversational and entertaining piece displaying the needed amount of light while also displaying your team loyalty and pride.