It may only be July, but before you know it, fall will be here and the holidays won’t be far behind. You might be entertaining outdoors this summer, but it’s always a good idea to make sure your dining room is ready for those dinner parties you’re going to host during the fall and winter. At Hortons Home Lighting, we can help you find the perfect dining room lighting for any occasion!

The Dining Room Chandelier

The focal point of many dining rooms is often the chandelier. From ornate, intricate fixtures to sleek, modern designs, your chandelier can be anything you want it to be, but the one thing it must be is the right size for the space. A light that’s too large can overpower the room, and one that’s too small can make the room shrink once people are seated at the table. You want to make sure your chandelier provides enough light and that it’s hung at the appropriate height above the table.

Design also plays a part in your chandelier selection, and if you want to upgrade your fixture, or if you want to add one so that you can get rid of that boring semi-flush fixture, then we can help you there as well. Perhaps the previous owners installed a traditional candelabra chandelier, but you’d rather have a modern fixture with straight lines and bare bulbs. With our lighting selection, you can find exactly what you want!

Wall Sconces and Accent Lighting

Depending on the size of your dining room, there may be a need for wall sconces and other accent lights. Your chandelier is providing the ambient lighting, but if the room is larger, then sconces and wall lamps can illuminate the sides and corners of the room. These accent fixtures can also provide light that’s focused both upwards and downwards to make the room feel taller than it actually is.

If you have artwork on the walls of your dining room, such as a favorite print or painting, then track lighting can be a great investment. If you plan to decorate the room for the holidays with fall or winter accents, then it’s important to make sure your lighting complements these features, rather than detract from them.

New Lighting Controls

No formal dinner party is complete without the right lighting, and the right lighting often relies on the right lighting controls. Dimmer switches are a key component of your dining room lighting design, and if you’ve been thinking about adding one, then now is the time to do it. It can be fairly easy to swap out your standard toggle switch for a dimmer, but it’s often best to leave that to a licensed electrician. Our staff can recommend the right person for the job so that your dimmer works exactly how you want it to.

Dimmers allow you to set the appropriate mood for your dinner parties, so when everyone is gathered on those chilly fall or winter evenings, you can create the perfect atmosphere for dining and conversation. We know your guests will love it!

Get Started Today

If you’ve been thinking about updating your dining room lights, then visit a Hortons location today. We have showrooms in La Grange, Chicago, and Orland Park, and the staff at each one can help you choose a chandelier, wall sconces, track lighting, and more. Instead of feeling stressed about whether or not your dining room is ready for that first dinner party of the fall, you’ll feel confident that your fixtures are ready to go. Even the slightest change can yield amazing results!

We look forward to helping you!