The dining room is a place where we can relax and enjoy the company of family and friends in convivial surroundings. Somewhere we can be in the moment and forget about the world outside and or sit, late into the night, putting it to rights. A good meal is about indulging the senses and the lighting should reflect that – our dining room is the perfect place to incorporate a sense of theatre.
It’s important to consider the way we use the room, which meals do we eat there? Three meals a day or just special dinners and weekend lunches? Our lighting should reflect this and work well at all appropriate times of day. If you are renovating your dining room from scratch then it pays to know the proportions and intended location of your table from the start – then the room can be wired to allow for pendant lights to hang over the table for a polished and dramatic effect. In the instances where this is not an option, Plumen designer light bulbs can be strung, via a ceiling hook and extra-long, colourful flex, from a convenient ceiling rose or wall socket.
If you have a double-height space – or just very high ceilings – show them off by hanging pendant lights through the upper half of the space to draw attention to that area. Position them to emphasise key pieces of furniture – like a dining table – directly below.
The sky can be the limit on number of bulbs you can have. This amazing dining room lighting installation is all about a contrast between the simplicity of the Plumen light fittings themselves and the excessive way in which they are used. Talk to your qualified electrician about how to make this look happen at home.
Sometimes, the simplest ways are the best – a trio of beautiful Original Plumen 002 bulbs with hip copper Drop Cap pendants makes an elegantly understated dining room lighting idea.
Add definition to a smaller dining table with lighting that anchors it in the room. Choose complementary colours to enhance the visual link between you dining room lighting installation and furniture.