Isn’t it nice to dine in a space that is well-lighted? Well, no one wants to eat in a dining area that is dark! No one wants to eat without seeing the food and without looking at the person he or she is dining with. Dining with the family is one way to establish a good relationship. It is the perfect time to share stories and talk to each other about what happened that day. Because of this, the dining area needs to be inviting and homey. It needs to give a positive feeling to those who will use the space. Do you agree? With that, it is important the dining area is well-decorated and well lighted. Most homes would use a single source of light in order to illuminate the area. But did you know that you can actually do more when it comes to dining table light? Well, today, we are going to give you tips on how to choose the perfect lighting for your dining area. Apart from its function in lighting the space, lighting fixtures can also be an added decoration to the home. We will also help you to decide whether to use a pendant, chandelier or other lighting. Before that, here are the basic things that you need to consider when you add lighting to the dining area: Dining areas with suspended lighting like chandeliers or pendant lights look really nice. When you hang your lighting, whether it’s an enclosed room or an open plan, you have to make sure that the light fixture is placed center over the dining table. Some may ask how high the lighting should be. It needs to be high enough so it won’t block the view and it should be low enough to effectively illuminate the space. The fixture should be hung 28″-36″ above the tabletop. Here are some design guidelines that will help you: Sublime Homes The shape and size of your dining table can help you select your lighting. For round tables, it is recommended that you use round or bowl-shaped or hexagonal lighting fixture. If the table is square or rectangle, you can try using an oval or rectangle or square fixture or any linear pendant light. When it comes to table size, a small table would look good with a large pendant light. For a long table, it would look great with double light installations. Madeline Tolle Some dining rooms have a great view from the area or features an interesting wallpaper or wall decor. If that is the case, make sure that your lighting fixture will not obstruct the view. Choose an open fixture like cage chandeliers. You can also hang it higher than usual, above eye level, so that it will allow a good view of the area around it.