How to Pick the Best Lighting for Your Dining Room

Whether you are gathered to dine in for an everyday evening meal or throwing a party for your guests, it is a given that a well-lit dining area will not only enlighten your space but also touch upon human wellness. Depending upon the size of your table and the dining room, your interior design style, location, and ambiance will the lighting type vary. So, let’s discuss the step-by-step guideline for how to choose a dining table lighting for your homes. 

Consider the Size and Location

Is your dining table rectangular, circular, or ovular? Well, this is one of the first aspects to be considered when choosing a lighting piece. Generally, you may want to center the location of your lighting piece over the dining table and not the dining room. Lighting fixtures play a major role in creating a focus – so why not try one?

Secondly, now that you have centrally placed the lighting piece, it is time to pick the correct size. Depending upon the shape of your table should your lighting piece alter – a circular chandelier for a circular table and an elongated pendant light for a rectangular dining table. 

Interior Design Style

Next in the line is your interior design style – Minimalist, Scandinavian, Modern, or Farmhouse? Well, yes! It is important to create a cohesive environment by aligning the design style of your room with the lighting fixture. Choose a clean and sleek lighting piece for modern style and a rustic wooden piece for the farmhouse style. 

You can either choose from a large and majestic piece or two similar-looking pendant lights placed side to side. 


Consider the incoming natural light in your room! If it is limited, try to use a large focal pendant light or several wall sconces and a focal floor lamp in case of ample lighting conditions. Hence, it is important to create the desired mood in your space.

So, are you excited to pick your next lighting fixture for the dining room? Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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