Creating a Bright Atmosphere for Spending Time with Family over the Holidays

Lighting is crucial to any home. There are certain lighting fixtures to use to create a certain type of atmosphere. Present your home to family and friends in a different light this holiday season with help from Lighting & Locks.

The Dining Room

You’ll likely gather with family and friends around the dining room table for a holiday dinner. Make sure you’re using the right lighting to create the perfect atmosphere for a family dinner.

  • Hang a chandelier over the center of the dining room table, but make sure the chandelier is 6 to 12 inches smaller than the narrowest side of the table, and the bottom of the chandelier is at least 30 inches above the table. You can find a variety of mini chandeliers, crystal chandeliers and other chandelier lighting options at

  • Use a dimmer switch to change the chandelier’s brightness. When dining, the chandelier should give off a warm glow, as opposed to a brighter light.

The Living/Family Room

The living room is a gathering place where friends and family come to relax, talk, play games and enjoy the company of one another. In order to do these things you need a few types of lighting.

  • The room’s general lighting fixture should be able to brighten the whole room. A unique fan from can give you plenty of light while providing the room with a unique conversation piece. Choose from Fanimation fans, Minka-Aire fans and more!

  • Create task lighting using wall sconces and floor lamps.

To learn more about lighting your home for the holidays visit

Happy Holidays from all of us and Lighting & Locks!

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply