No matter the occasion, the right lighting can make all the difference in setting a sparkling scene. These beautifully crafted pieces from designer favorite Visual Comfort will help you create an inviting atmosphere in the dining room and beyond.
Go Bold: Because it’s often more formal, the dining room can handle a truly statement-making fixture. A large pendant with interesting textures, like this gilded lantern, will instantly elevate even casual get-togethers.
Kitchen Classic: I love industrial styles like this three-arm pendant to illuminate an eat-in kitchen where guests often gather. Its utilitarian styling fits the space, while its luxe finishes lend easy elegance.
Shining Moment: For a fresh take on a classic chandelier, choose a fixture in glass or crystal. Because these materials reflect and amplify light, they create an extra-festive atmosphere.
Get Glowing: Sconces are ideal for dining areas where a lamp might not fit, like above a sideboard. I love to see them flanking mirrors. They’ll cast an ambient glow that creates an inviting, flattering warmth.
“Balance the lighting in a room by getting it from many sources so as to build up a warm glow…. Good lighting creates great atmosphere!”
“The design intrigue of pendants and sconces and the softer glow of lamplight scattered around a room give depth and richness to your space.”
“Lightbulb wattage is important. A lower wattage produces a soothing ambience, perfect for entertaining.”
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