A light fixture, light fitting, or luminaire is an electrical device that contains an electric lamp that provides illumination. All light fixtures have a fixture body and one or more lamps. The lamps may be in sockets for easy replacement or, in the case of some LED fixtures, hard-wired in place.
From traditional homes with classic pieces of décor to luxurious homes begging for a crystal chandelier, to casual and contemporary spaces, there’s a light for that. In exceptionally modern homes, look to clean-lined chandeliers and pendant lighting as statement-making designs that will have guests staring at the ceiling. Casually decorated homes can be suited with a mix of functional fixtures like flushmounts, sconces, and recessed lighting, while transitional homes benefit from a combination of casual and contemporary fixtures.
Lighting is often thought of as being a simply functional part of our home, but many light fixtures can serve as a work of contemporary art. Intricate shapes, clean lines and bright or soft illumination create awe-inspiring looks that become a fundamental piece of a room’s design.
With a substantial range of sizes, shapes, finishes, and colors to choose from, selecting the right lighting can be an overwhelming decision. You first need to determine the function of the lighting you need: is it for general light in dim areas of the home, or do you need focused, directional lighting to aid you in certain tasks? Once you identify why you need a light fixture, then you will want to measure the space where it will be placed. Review the sizing dimensions of the lighting you are interested in to best gauge its height, diameter and weight. You should also check out the required bulb type for the fixture to ensure you are prepared with the right set of light bulbs.
Whether you prefer modern pendant lights and chandeliers that create dramatic focal points or transitional wall sconces that add a touch of sophistication and intimacy, it’s important to choose a fixture that provides the right amount of light while complementing your dining room decor. Check out this list to get started choosing the perfect lighting option for your dining room.
Chandeliers bring sophistication into your dining space while creating an instant focal point in the room. In the past, chandeliers were usually reserved for traditional dining rooms, but today’s chandeliers offer a variety of versatile options that work well in any space, from contemporary to traditional.
Wall sconces are mounted directly on walls to provide both general and accent lighting. If your dining area is spacious, incorporating a wall sconce in each wall corner will ensure optimal light coverage when paired with ceiling fixtures. Wall sconces also work well to create intimate dining settings when used alone or paired with candles as accent lighting.
A pendant light is another versatile lighting option that adapts to practically any space. Available in a variety of styles and simple to install, pendant lights hang from single chains and emit ambient light throughout your dining area. Like chandeliers, pendant lights should be suspended 30 to 35 inches above your dining table.
Lamps Plus does indeed carry more than just floor and table lamps. Frequent sales online mean you can often find a great deal on many of its sconces and mini pendants, as well as fun, artful shade wall lamps.