Dining Room Lighting Ideas

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Before you ever set the table, set the mood of your dining room with a hanging light fixture. From traditional chandeliers to rustic fixtures to modern lights that look more like sculpture, there's a light for every look. Here are some of our favorites.

Transitional Chandelier

If a crystal chandelier a little too traditional, you'll appreciate this fresh take on a hanging light fixture that combines a metal frame with a strands of draped crystals. The fixture blends styles, making it a good choice for transitional décor. 

Double Drums

If your room is large or you want to illuminate a large table, consider multiple light fixtures. A pair of pendants with drum shades are perfect for a rectangular table. Drum shades are a good option for open rooms with high ceilings because they take up visual volume in the space.  

Outdoor Inspiration

Nature takes the design lead with this antler inspired light fixture. Some fixtures use reproduction antlers made from a resin while others are created from real antlers. If shopping for real antlers, look for those that were shed naturally. This rustic look is a good choice for a cabin or cottage owners or any home with a connection to nature.

Shades of Gold

Bold and graphic, this dining room came to play. A modern conical shape pendant lined with a gold finish casts a glow on the table and guests alike. An oversized pendant light is the perfect way to make a big statement in your dining room.

Simple Style

Sweet cottage style lighting draws on historical fixtures for shape and form. A coat of matte gray paint, however, makes this fixture appropriate for modern interiors. Painting a fixture a medium tone like gray helps it blend with its surroundings, a good design trick in a cottage room that depends on found objects from many design periods. 

Mod Mood Lighting

This modern light fixture hangs above the dining room table like a delicate burst of firework. Multiple curved and lighted ends cast a reflection on the glass tabletop and add sparkling spots of light to create a lovely dining experience.

Traditional plus Glitz

A traditional chandelier meets modern mesh drum shade with this transitional dining room light fixture. The mesh shade diffuses light in the room while the hanging crystals add sparkle.

Horizontal Pendant

Choose a dining room light fixture that complements your room or table. Here, a single pendant would look too small. A chandelier would look too formal. This horizontal fixture is just right, casting diffused light on all parts of the table. A pair of lamps on the buffet adds ambient light when needed.

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