Pendant light above your dining table: 3 tips

Lighting is always the last finishing touches to complete your decor. A pendant lamp above your dining table creates the perfect statement whilst still fitting in with your chosen decor. Read below for some tips on how to get the ideal pendant light!

Tip 1: The function of the pendant lamp

You first need to see which pendant light is more suited to your decor and what type of lighting you need around your dining table. Do you prefer warm and cosy lighting or do you enjoy more of bright white light for functional use? If you prefer to have both of those functions in one lamp then its ideal to go for a dimmable pendant light. With a dimmable lamp, you can easily control light intensity to your desired effect.

Do not overdo it with the style of the pendant, remember you’re looking for a more functional but stylish lamp that won’t overshadow your dining table…after all you have to look at it every day!

Tip 2: The perfect height of the pendant lamp

When it comes to your dining table, the height of the pendant lamp is important as you are looking for the perfect lighting but not something that will either get in the way or blind you! Of course, you have to take into consideration the size of your dining table, but in general, for a 4 to 6 seater table, we recommend the pendant lamp to be about 60cm-70cm above your dining table. Calculate the distance from the tabletop to the bottom of the lampshade allowing the lamp to hang at an eye-level when you stand up and see the inner shade when seated. Opt out for an adjustable pendant lamp so you can customise it to the desired length!

Tip 3: look for pendant lights that suit your decor

This sounds easy but believe us when we say it really is not!! When it comes to your style and decor, you don’t want a mish-mash of everything, it must naturally come together as a whole. Fortunately, at lampandlight all of our lamps are in style categories making it easier for you to choose which style suits you best. Curious? View our top 3 choices for the perfect pendant lamp above your dining table!

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