Whether your dining area is extremely formal and commands its own room in the home or is marginally defined in an open floor plan, the right dining room chandeliers can really make a mundane meal a gourmet dining experience.
Harsh lighting can be just as unappetizing as a bowl of cold gruel in your home. The lighting needs to be thoughtfully designed and executed if it is to accent a meal. It should be subdued and indirect, a cascade of light that bathes the table and room in a lovely, soft light.
The right dining room chandeliers can do the trick. Whether you gravitate toward a more formal crystal chandelier or one that is more modern and even playful, chandeliers can capture the imagination as well as the heart when it comes to setting the tone for a meal, whether it’s an annual holiday dinner or a regular Sunday brunch.
When shopping for a chandelier for your dining room, factor in the room’s size. The general rule is you want to have 200 watts of illumination for every 50 square feet. Newer bulbs can be a lower wattage as they are more energy efficient. However, if you’re getting on in years, know that the intensity of the light begins to become less as you grow older, so you may want to go with brighter lighting to compensate.