Alva pendant cluster by Tech LightingContemporary Dining Room, Ottawa
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Light upImagine this gorgeous dining room without the light above the table – it would still look lovely, but would be missing that final piece that really lifts the space. Lighting isn’t just about illuminating the room, it can also provide a way to add a design statement, too.Plan lighting in layers by complementing a pendant with table and floor lamps to provide an ambient glow.
Big up colourful cablePart of what makes this sleek cluster pendant fit so well into the equally sleek dining room beneath it is the subtle focus on colour. Russet cabling ties in beautifully with the terracotta pots of succulents, but even without those, the deep grey walls and warm wood of the table are a well-thought-through backdrop.You can find fabric cable in almost any colour you fancy these days. Perhaps you could even use some to give an existing light fitting a facelift.
Look into lightingElectricians generally charge to install light fittings by quantity. The more downlights you have, the higher the labour and installation costs. There is also the added cost of buying the light fittings and the bill shock you get for the electrical output. Limiting the amount of downlights and placing them strategically so they deliver the right light output where it’s actually needed will keep costs down.Tip Most lighting suppliers offer a free lighting service where they’ll design a layout tailored for your house and specific lighting needs. This not only saves you money, but gives you a well-thought-out design. It does mean that you will have to buy the light fittings from that supplier though.