411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Too hot to handle: How to prep your home for summer

Most of us crave that elusive sun, but when it does come around there are umpteen additional considerations that enter the picture. Of course, if...

on Mar 26, 2019

3 Things to Consider Before Building a New Home

Building a new home is definitely an exciting experience, but it’s also one of the biggest investments you will likely ever make.  In...

on Mar 19, 2019

Load Restraint Systems: Keeping the Roads Safe

It only takes a quick look at the number of accidents caused by trucks with unsecured loads to realise the importance of load restraint systems....

on Mar 18, 2019

7 Best ways to Get Rid of Old Furniture and Old Large Items

Is unwanted furniture taking up space in your attic? Or maybe you are moving, and the idea of transporting old furniture and appliances sickens...

on Mar 17, 2019

How Inclement Weather Can Affect Your Pool

Only a few months into 2019 and it has been the craziest winter on record for a number of years all across the country.  Heavy weather systems...

on Mar 11, 2019

Light Up Your Dining Room!

by Guest on Dec 28, 2010

Did you know that how we eat is almost as important as what we eat? For instance a meal in a relaxed, beautiful, well lit ambience is better than a hurried meal had in unpleasant or poorly lit surroundings. Lighting for your dining room is important not only when you are entertaining, but even on a day to day basis. So if you are decorating your dining room, you should pay as much attention to lighting as the dining furniture itself.

While individual pieces of dining furniture such as dining room chairs, dining tables and other items such as hutch or sideboard create the overall appearance of a dining area, it is the lighting that really creates the ambience, the mood and the feel of the place. There are several things you need to consider when lighting up your dining room, such as the placement of lights, use of spot lights or accent lights, dimmers; all these aspects can make a difference to the final look.

Chandeliers or Pendant Lights: A well selected chandelier suspended from the ceiling over the center of the dining room table can lend grace and sophistication to your dining room. Care should be taken to see that the size of the chandelier does not dwarf the size of the room or the dining furniture and vice versa as well. It should also be suspended in a way that it is the ideal distance from the ceiling and also from the surface of the dining room table so that the lighting is optimally focused. Whereas with a chandelier you would necessarily use just one piece in a room, with pendant lighting you can use one or more matched pieces or pieces of a set which may be of graded sizes or color coordinated.

Dimmers: Dimmers can be used to great effect in conjunction with your dining furniture to create the perfect ambience. Dimmers can be set to bright for every day family dinners or get-togethers or for when the kids homework is to be supervised. In the alternative when there is formal entertaining on the menu or you need to create an intimate mood for a romantic rendezvous, the lights can be subtly lowered to create a softer and more flattering feel.

Placement: The placement of the lights is another important factor to consider. Placing a big chandelier in the center may not be a great idea if it leaves corners of the room in complete darkness. Ideally lights should be placed in a way that accentuates the d├ęcor and creates a balanced and harmonious look. Also consider whether you want suspended lighting or whether to use wall brackets or recessed lights for your lighting fixtures. So what one can do is use one central focal point for lighting and balance it out with recessed lighting fixtures at other points. You can also use wall brackets or sconces in conjunction with a central lighting fixture for optimum effect.

So let proper lighting illuminate your dining room and your dining room furniture for the greatest effect.

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Keep Your Furnace Working Efficiently and without Problems

The furnace you use to heat your home has been designed to work extremely efficiently. This is especially true if it is a modern model, as the best...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

Is Your Overhead Garage Door Safe?

Do you trust your overhead garage door? The truth is that some people completely ignore the dangers and some others step away every time they hear...

Doors / Garages

Home Sweet Home: Your Pre-Move-In Checklist

Now that you have your new house, there is no doubt that you will be eager to move in right away. The sooner you can unpack and organize, the...

Real Estate / Finance

3 Types of Basket Storage You Can't Live Without

When it comes to organizing your home, you have a lot of different storage options. Everything from crates and barrels to enormous bags and boxes...

Interior Design / Decor

How to Install Landscape Edging

If you want to go about and make sure that you add a finishing touch, then you should go about and make sure that you add the landscape edging....

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019