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Best way to light a dining table?

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MrsBadger · 07/12/2007 14:34

We've just reshuffled the furniture in our single big reception room and the dining table has ended up in the bay window, which is great for floor space but means it's really poorly lit.

There's no possibility of putting a ceiling light above it, which would be the obvious solution, so is it a really stupid idea to have a floorstanding reading light of this ilk on the window side of the table (maybe even on the windowsill) to light the table?

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hoarsewhisperer · 07/12/2007 14:49

i would go for a pair of candlestick lamps on the windowsill to light it, as I think it's more classical...

like these...

MrsBadger · 07/12/2007 15:02

ooh, hadn't thought of that

however house is boxy and 60s and furniture etc mostly quite modern...

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nailpolish · 07/12/2007 15:06

why no ceiling light mrsB?

NomDePlume · 07/12/2007 15:11

If it had to be a florr lamp then I'd go for the Arco type ones.

NomDePlume · 07/12/2007 15:11


nailpolish · 07/12/2007 15:12

this have a set of 4 or 6 together. v modern

ooooh this is nice

NomDePlume · 07/12/2007 15:12

but a bit sh*t yer pants expensive at £949

nailpolish · 07/12/2007 15:13

whats arco ndp

nailpolish · 07/12/2007 15:14

oooooooooooo that is nice

NomDePlume · 07/12/2007 15:15

You can get cheaper high street versions of the Arco

NomDePlume · 07/12/2007 15:16

The originals are MAHOOSIVE too

{\an idea of their scale}

NomDePlume · 07/12/2007 15:17


an idea of their scale

MrsBadger · 07/12/2007 17:04

cheapo Arco knock-off - I like

celing lamp not possible because it's a single storey bay - no ceiling void to run cable in
wall lights similarly not possible as it's got windows on three sides and empty space on the fourth
[rummages for pic of similar bay]
not quite like this but you get the idea

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ange8 · 07/12/2007 23:58

Some good floor lights here - arco-type and others - I like the silk cord drum floor light.

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