At Spectrum Lighting & Interiors in Urbandale, there’s nothing we love more than helping a customer find the perfect light fixtures for their home. Whether you’re updating your bathroom, bedroom, or dining room, we can provide you with a number of outstanding options. This might be the first time you’ve ever shopped for new lights, or you may be a pro, but whatever the case may be, we’re here to help.

When it comes to your dining room, you likely use it for more than just dining. It’s a spot for paying bills and helping the kids with their homework, which means you need plenty of light for various purposes. In this post, we’ll look at some steps you can take when trying to find new dining room lighting.

Measuring Your Space

The first thing to do is to measure your dining room. If the room has four walls and a doorway or arch, simply measure from one wall to the opposite wall to find the width of the room, and do the same to find the length of the room. These measurements will help you determine how many lumens you need to illuminate the entire space. Our team can show you how to measure the lumens and the size of the fixture, based on your dining room measurements, when you call or visit our showroom.

If your dining space is attached to your kitchen, or you have an open floor plan where the dining room and living room are adjoined, then simply measure the area around the dining table. You may just be looking for a chandelier or pendant lighting for the dining space, and we can help you decide how much light you actually need.

Deciding on a Style

One thing that often trips up homeowners when they’re looking for new lighting is style. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to lighting styles that it can be overwhelming to narrow down your choices. At Spectrum, we can show you items in our showroom in a certain style, from Art Deco to Industrial, explaining how each fixture will look in your home and how they will complement or contrast the lights you already have.

Since you’re focusing on just the dining room, you can have the freedom to choose a lighting style for just that space. You’ll want the chandelier or pendants you pick to match the wall sconces you choose, and we can show you what we have in stock in a certain style. If you’re not sure which style will be best, take the time to search online for inspiration and then bring those ideas with you when you visit our showroom.

Shopping Online

We know that shopping in a store may not be the easiest right now, due to health and safety concerns. That’s why we’ve updated our online catalog to help every customer find the light fixtures they need, without leaving the comfort of their home. You can shop online for dining room chandeliers, wall sconces, and much more, building a wish list that contains your favorites. We can then access your wish list and help you purchase your new lights over the phone or in the store.

If you’re looking for new dining room lighting for your home in central Iowa, come to Spectrum today. We’re proud to serve Des Moines and the surrounding area, and you can contact or visit our location in Urbandale at your convenience. Our showroom is open six days a week, and you can call for more info before you stop by.

We look forward to helping you!