Ideas for lighting the dining room Helps set the mood for meals and ensures people can see their food without being too blinded by excessive or bright light. A dining room light needs to be big enough to make a bold statement in the room, but small enough not to dominate the table or room. Based on the size of your dining room light on some key dimensions of your dining room.
Measure the length and width of your dining table. If it is a round table, measure the diameter of the table top. Subtract 12 inches from the width or diameter of your dining table. This is the maximum diameter of any chandelier that you should have in the room. Larger dining room lights would hang too close to the people seated at the table and they could hit their heads on it. Divide the width or diameter of your dining table in half to determine the smallest possible chandelier size for the dining room.
Measure the length and width of your dining room with a tape measure. If your home has an open floor plan and your dining area is combined with other rooms, measure the portion of the room that you consider to be part of the dining room. Assemble the length and width of the dining room in feet. Change this to inches to estimate the correct diameter of dining lights for this space. Choose a chandelier size that best fits the three dimensions. Use the measurement based on the overall size of the dining room to determine if the chandelier should be closer to the minimum or maximum size determined from the measurement chart.