Kitchen tables are no longer just the place where we eat. Kitchen tables are now part of our at-home office, the homework help center, the transition land of all lost items and the place where the family might eat if the game isn’t on. Lighting your kitchen table can be difficult while you keep the many functions of your table in mind.
Let us help with a few quick tips:
1. Position of Your Light
A good rule of thumb when positioning your table is to aim to have your electrical box centered to your table. It’s important to remember that the purpose of this light fixture is to light your table, not necessarily your entire room.
2. Sizing Your Light to Your Table
When picking out your over-the-table light, you want to keep three important dimensions in mind:
- Ceiling Height
- Height of your Table
- Length of Your Table
These three measurements will be incredibly important when finding the right size of light for your table.
Knowing the height of your ceiling and table will allow our lighting experts to ensure that there is enough clearance from the top of the table to the bottom of the light, so that no one is bopping their heads when passing the buns.
The length of your table will determine the size of lights you can consider. Many tables may be able to add extra leaves into them for those bigger family gatherings, but you want to size your light for how your table will look 90% of the time.
Of course, everything comes back to your own signature style! To get the most out of your visit, feel free to bring in pictures of your space and table (with your measurements, of course).
Some people prefer a light with shades, while others prefer the easier cleaning of fixtures with no shades.
Tired of your light, but love it too much and want a cheap, easy fix? You can always change up the look of your light just by changing the shape or colour of your bulbs.
And most importantly, remember that not everything has to be matchy-matchy! You can be complimentary with your design choices to the rest of your living space.
If you are looking to give your dining lighting fixture a refresh please feel free to contact us.
Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!