Cottages & Bungalows
Star of the Show
Light fixtures can be the focal point of a space, so make a design statement by picking a signature lighting piece for your dining room with these tips from Golden Lighting.
“Finding great lighting is like a great outfit,” says Diana Roshell-Brooks, Golden Lighting marketing manager. “The most important thing is layering.”
According to Diana, you don’t want to rely on one light fixture to light up a space—you can add in recessed lighting for general lighting and other wall sconces to fill in shadows. Also, you can accent your space by setting a statement light fixture right above key furniture pieces in the room you want to highlight.
Be sure to blend not only the style of your light fixture with the rest of your decor, but also keep the light temperature the same (warm or cool) for all of your lighting so that everything will coordinate.
In the Spotlight
Let your statement light fixture shine by using dimmer controls. By turning off the other lights in your dining room, you can highlight your focal point and add ambience.
“Sometimes, if you’re just having dinner, you can just have your central chandelier or pendant turned on,” Diana says.