Published by Roxane Wesley, Aug 02, 2016
More than just an illumination, a chandelier is a prominent decoration that characterizes your dining room. The beautifully designed light fixtures come in an infinite type and variety to match different types of dining rooms. From the aesthetical aspect, almost any room could look good with a chandelier, but unfortunately, not all chandeliers will look good in any room. So, think twice before you decide.
Don’t be puzzled. We are here with tips for stylishly illuminating your dining room with a chandelier. Keep scrolling!
1) Make sure it’s placed as a center of attention
A chandelier has to be centered over the dining table, and not in the middle of the room. In almost houses, the dining table will likely be placed slightly off center in the room. See the pattern and embellish your dining table with a hanging chandelier.
2) Make the chandelier a complement to your architectural style
Unless you don’t mind to replace your chandelier every time you redecorate, select one that matches your house’s era and architecture. Is it a gothic glam, rustic country style or modern minimalist, you decide.
3) See h0w much light you need
Recessive lights will cost you extra wattage, that eventually affect your electricity bills. You can give a chandelier with dimmer switch a try. It’s better for all decorative fixtures to be on dimmers. That way, you can control lighting’s intensity.
4) Consider the size and shape of your dining table
In order to reach harmony and balance, the chandelier should be approximately one-third the width of the table. However, oval or rectangular tables can match a slightly wider chandelier.
5) Stylish chandelier will make up any size of room
You can choose an extremely ornated chandelier to give your dining room a striking statement. Even if it’s smaller than you ever wanted and imagined, it can work in a large room.
6) Remember the 30-inches rule
Leave a space roughly 30 to 40 inches between the dining table and the bottom of the lighting fixture. It will ensure that the chandeliers won’t obstruct your view, also it gives some space for another tall decoration, such as a vase of flowers, on the table.
7) You can play with your chandelier
A dining room needs a strong, durable dining table and a set of comfortable chairs. You need to choose the materials so carefully because any furniture in the dining room is stain-prone. Everyone can spill the food on them. However, a light fixture can be more adventurous. No one will touch it and you are free to make it as funky, as classy or as exotic as possible.