For separate dining rooms (rather than those blurred with the kitchen) you won’t need to worry about the practicalities of task lighting. Instead, the choices you make should be all about adding atmosphere. To do so, you’ll need to think about how you’ll layer your light. A group of pendants hung over the table, for example, will provide light in welcome pools. Or you may favour one larger statement-making design like Browning, our lantern pendant, or our Garrick chandelier. Whichever you choose, just make sure the bulbs are dimmable so you can drop the brightness down when entertaining. Wall lights will add your second layer of light, whether it’s a gentle wash you’re looking for, or directional, adjustable beams. Finally, along with interest-adding table lamps (perch on a dresser, drinks trolley, or sideboard), there’s candlelight. Be it mixed-size pillar candles grouped on a tray (or presented individually in hurricanes), our coloured Coleridge dinner candles and Heddon candlesticks, or the twinkle of tealights dotted down your table’s centre.