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The dining room sees a lot of action in homes these days. Host to game nights with friends or family and meals and accessed through many different rooms, such as the living room or kitchen, this multi-purpose room is a high-traffic area that needs lighting that suits all of the activities that take place in it.
Lighting is crucial in every room but often takes its most dramatic form in the dining room. Centered over the dining room table, it becomes an instant focal point. Whether formal or casual, the lighting sets the tone. The right lighting creates the ideal mood and makes the space more enjoyable.
Below are track lighting ideas for the dining room and examples of linear lighting that take their cue from this versatile style.
How Can I Create Balanced Light in My Dining Room?
Functional, stylish track lighting can be an art piece and a light source in the dining room. Designed as multiple lights in a line, shape, or row, this seemly simple lighting is very versatile. Sleek and streamlined, it works well in minimalist designs. You can direct the light wherever you need by choosing multi-directional or adjustable heads to provide balanced light coverage.
Taylor Directional Head Track Light by Quoizel
Precise design is the hallmark of track lighting, and the Taylor Directional Head Track Light by Quoizel brings it in spades. The opal etched glass beautifully compliments the nickel finish and allows a diffused glow to flow through the space. It brings an industrial edge to any dining room.
Tremendo 25 Inch Track Lighting Kit by Eglo Lighting
In this dining room, with its lower ceiling and sleek design, the Tremendo 25 Inch Track Lighting Kit by Eglo Lighting makes itself at home. The multi-directional heads highlight artwork while providing illumination throughout the room.
Rover 62 Inch 8 Light LED Linear Suspension Light by ET2 Lighting
The next evolution of multi-directional lighting is seen in the Rover 62 Inch 8 Light LED Linear Suspension Light by ET2 Lighting. Dining spaces have also evolved to include kitchen islands. This stunning linear light adds elegance to this practical countertop. It can serve as a casual breakfast spot as well as a beautiful dining area.
Where Should Linear and Track Lighting Be Placed in a Dining Room?
Track or linear lighting works well in dining rooms with rectangular tables and offers a stunning mix of style and functionality. There are also plenty of track lighting options that can be used to highlight a decorative display or architectural feature. Or add multiple tracks for ambient lighting throughout the dining room. And with all the unique designs available, you can create a look and feel that reflects your style and personality.
Altamira 45 Inch 4 Light LED Linear Suspension Light by Eglo Lighting
Inspired by trends in track lighting, the Altamira 45 Inch 4 Light LED Linear Suspension Light by Eglo Lighting casts a moody vibe throughout this space. It creates a single line of radiant light with minimalist flair.
Blossom 70 Inch 10 Light LED Linear Suspension Light by ET2 Lighting
Bringing an organic feel to this design, the branched frame of the Blossom 70 Inch 10 Light LED Linear Suspension Light by ET2 Lighting is based on a keen observation of nature. The delicate design and soft gold finish highlight the Morning frost glass shaped as buds about to emerge into flower. The design complements modern and transitional aesthetics alike.
Sean Lavin Viaggio 56 Inch 25 Light Linear Suspension Light by Tech Lighting
What’s more fun than artistic clusters of glass balls that give you a sense of airy lightness? Sean Lavin Viaggio 56 Inch 25 Light Linear Suspension Light by Tech Lighting demonstrates how linear lighting can draw the eye with comfortable, glare-free illumination. It brings levity and buoyancy to the linear elements of the design.
SONNEMAN Systema Staccato 57 Inch LED Linear Suspension Light
A gorgeous view demands equally stunning lighting, and the SONNEMAN Systema Staccato 57 Inch LED Linear Suspension Light doesn’t disappoint. It literally glows through time and space in this cavernous room.
Should Dining Room Track Lights Point Up or Down?
Think about what activities take place in the area you are lighting. As a hub of the home, a lot happens here in the dining room. Do you use it strictly for dining? Lights facing up will help diffuse and spread soft light throughout the room. If you play cards or host game nights, facing lights down will provide the light you need. Multi-directional heads give you the flexibility to face some lights up and some down so that you’ll have the right lighting for all your activities.