The contemporary dining room offers us many opportunities to create an original space. From extravagant pieces of furniture to spectacular wall designs to fancy ceilings: you can feel free to give your interior design a personal touch. Such an opportunity is also given by modern lighting fixtures. It’s hard to imagine what exuberant designer solutions put the modern dining area in the limelight! Let’s see some of these in the following examples together?
Modern pendant lamps in pastel colors bring a fresh touch to the dining room
Dining table lamps have a key role in the interior design
When planning the dining room, you should consider the lighting as well as the furniture and decoration selection. Space and style should then be carefully considered. In a room you can only create a nice feeling of living by determining the right number, type and location of the light sources.
At least three of these should be, which also applies to the dining area. Dining table lighting should therefore be supplemented by a suitable backlight and table lamps. In particular, the dining table lamp should pay extra attention. Optimal lighting above the dining table in the modern dining area is announced!
Decorative accents set by the lights in the room
Dining table lamps also have a decorative function, that is undisputed! Because at the sight of a designer lamp, the idea stays busy for a long time… And although one hangs most pendant lamps above the dining table, these are not always the optimal solution for the dining room. A sloping roof or windows nearby make other lighting ideas necessary. Then, bow or wall lights help.
What should be taken care of when dining table lighting?
As colors have an influence on our mood, so does the light, or light color and light temperature. In general, the light color varies between 2,700 Kelvin up to about 8,000 Kelvin. For the dining room, light with a temperature of 2,700 to 3,000 Kelvin proves to be ideally suited, because this light color creates a cozy ambience. Did you know that our taste receptors are also sensitive to light? Yes that’s true! Here are some terms that should be considered: Illuminance and color rendering. So pay particular attention to the light color!
Chic lampshade makes a nice impression in the modern dining room
You can control the brightness on the dining table. There are also dimmable variants that can completely change the atmosphere in the room.
But what should not be forgotten when it comes to dining table lighting?
The shape of the dining table plays in the first place a role in the selection of a matching lighting fixture. But it is not obligatory to hang a round lamp over a round dining table. Both should complement each other! Take it into account that the larger the dining table is, the more the lamps should be above it!
Stylishly illuminate the dining table
The arrangement of the light sources should be the table shape and size accordingly. At a round table these are centered, over a rectangular table you hang them up lengthwise.
When it comes to lamp design, you actually have a huge selection of materials, shapes and colors. Workshop lights, rattan lampshades, flexible lighting systems, lamps arranged in groups… It is up to you to choose suitable luminaires for the dining table!
How high should the dining table lamp hang? 60 cm above the table top is the optimal height for the dining table lamp. So the lamp lights up the table well and at the same time makes the stay in the room pleasant. One feels quite uncomfortable having to bump into the lamp or to be able to see the bulb from below. An adjustable light is then recommended when the dining table is used for different purposes.
Functional should be the modern dining table lamps
Note something else If the table is made of glass or, for example, has a high-gloss plate, it would be good to choose a lamp with a reflector. The free view of the bulb could be particularly unpleasant for tables with mirror surfaces.
It is also important whether the lampshade is translucent or not. It depends on your intention whether the lampshade is made of metal, wood, paper or plastic. Do you want to create a direct or diffused light over the dining table? Of course, this also creates different room climate.
Captivate the eye through concrete optics
So it does not turn out to be very easy to choose matching dining table lamps!… You have to pay attention to so many criteria! Take enough time and find the best solution for your dining room so that you can stage it with the installation of modern lamps! Just bring out the dining area visually!