Placing Sconces In Your Dining Room
Lighting is an essential aspect when it comes to decorating a home and it is no less important in a main room like the dining room so don’t leave this out when deciding on a design. One of the most popular lighting for dining room is wall sconces. While there are no hard-and-fast rules for placing sconces on a dining room wall, some strategies create a more welcoming decor than others. Here are several tips to placing wall sconces in your dining room. Lighting professionals counsel thinking in layers of light to make a room functional and attractive: ambient, or overall, light; task-light for reading and manual chores; decorative light to highlight areas of the room, pictures or other accessories; and accent light, which can bring drama and focus to an architectural feature or small area of the room. Use sconces for decorative and accent light; even a large chandelier, they point out, may provide good table-light while leaving parts of the room shadowy or dark.
Suggested placement heights range from 60-to-72 inches above the floor. For a room with 8-foot ceilings, place sconces between 60 and 66 inches high; place them 66-to-72 inches high in rooms with ceilings over 9 feet. In the dining room, your primary goals are to enhance room light while keeping glare out of diners’ eyes. Make a cardboard template of the sconces you plan to use, tape a small flashlight to the back and ask a friend to hold template where you plan to mount it. Sitting down, you can spot and correct glare problems immediately.