The contemporary dining room offers us many possibilities to create an original space. From extravagant pieces of furniture to spectacular wall decorations to unusual room ceilings: one can feel free to give an individual touch to the interior design. Such an opportunity is also given by modern lighting fixtures. You can hardly imagine what kind of out-of-the-ordinary designer solutions put the modern dining area into the limelight! Do we want to see some of these in the following examples?
Modern pendulum lights in pastel colors bring a fresh touch into the dining room
Dining table lamps have a key role in the interior setting
When planning the dining room, you should also consider the lighting at the same time as the furniture and decoration selection. Room gauges and furnishings should then be carefully considered. In a room you can create a beautiful feeling of living only if you determine the right number, type and place of light sources.
They should be at least three, which also applies to the dining area. The table lighting should therefore be supplemented by suitable background lighting and table lamps. Especially the dining table lamp should pay extra attention. Optimal lighting above the dining table in the modern dining area is called for!
Decorative accents by the lights in the room
Dining table lamps also have a decorative function, which is undisputed! Because at the sight of a designer lamp, the thought remains for a long time busy… And although most of the pendulum lamps hang over 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 arches or wall lights help.
What should be taken into consideration during the dinner table lighting?
How colors influence our mood, that also makes the light, or light color and light temperature. As a rule, the light color varies between 2,700 Kelvin up to approx. 8,000 Kelvin. For the dining room, light with a temperature of 2,700 to 3,000 Kelvin is the best choice, because this light color ensures a cozy ambience. Did you know that our taste receptors are sensitive to light? Yes that’s true! Here are some terms that should be taken into account: illuminance and color reproduction. Please also pay 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 versions that can completely change the atmosphere in the room.
But what should not be ignored when it comes to dining table lighting?
The shape of the dining table plays a first role in the search for a suitable lighting unit. It is not compulsory to hang a round lamp over a round dining table. Both should simply complement each other! Take care that the larger the dining table, the more the lamps should be over it!
Stylishly lighten the dining table
The arrangement of the light sources should also correspond to the table shape and size. For a round table, they are centered, over a rectangular table they are hung up lengthwise.
In Lampendesign you have a huge selection of materials, shapes and colors. Workshop lamps, rattan lampshades, flexible lighting systems, lamps arranged in groups… It is up to you to choose suitable lamps 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. Thus the lamp illuminates the table well and at the same time makes the stay in the room pleasant. You feel quite uncomfortable to have to bump into the lamp or to see the bulb from below. An adjustable light is recommended when the dining table is used for different purposes.
Functional should be the modern dining table lamps
Notice something else : If the table is made of glass or has, for example, a high-gloss plate, it would be good to select a lamp with a reflector. The free view of the pear could be especially unpleasant on tables with mirror surfaces.
It is also important whether the lamp screen is translucent or not. It depends on your intention whether the lampshade is made of metal, wood, paper or plastic. Do you want to produce a directed or diffuse light over the dining table? This also creates a different room climate.
Concrete optics captivate the eye
Therefore, it is not particularly easy to select suitable dining table lights… You have to consider so many criteria! So take the time to find the best solution for your dining room, so you can put it in the spotlight by installing modern lighting! Just bring out the dining area visually!