Installing new or updated lighting in your dining room is one of the most impactful ways to improve your home’s décor. A chandelier is not only a great lighting option, but it also makes a powerful visual statement. When it comes to dining room lighting fixture ideas, dining room chandeliers are available in so many types and styles to choose from that you can really change the look of your dining room.
Dining Room Chandeliers
The first thing to think about when you are looking for a dining room chandelier is the emotion you want in the space, the scene you want to create, what chandelier will complement your style, and what goes with your current décor. In addition, you will want to ensure you have enough light throughout the room: the table, on the walls, and any artwork without creating shadows or glare. These days, dining rooms are multifunctional spaces used for more than just eating. Often, homework, playing games, paying bills, and more happens in this space. This means that ceiling lights for the dining room have to fulfill many purposes.
Ombre 24 Inch 8 Light Chandelier by Regina Andrew
Timeless and contemporary, the Ombre 24 Inch 8 Light Chandelier by Regina Andrew makes a chic statement in this comfortable dining room. Gracefully draped wooden beads in graduating shades of blue create the perfect ombre effect.
Marino Large Pendant by Sea Gull Lighting
Pendant Lighting for the Dining Room
A grouping of pendant lights makes a strong statement while giving the space plenty of functional light. The arrangement is perfect for an informal space. One pendant light is nice, but three Marino Large Pendants by Sea Gull Lighting become the perfect focal point in this space.
Linear Suspension Light
From modern and minimal to eclectic and fun, linear suspension lights are a stunning alternative to pendants or traditional chandeliers. Linear suspension chandeliers are long and lean, making them perfect for adding stylish lighting over a rectangular dining room table. They are available in many styles to suit different tastes. You can also find them in many lengths and sizes to fit into many different spaces. If you choose a suspension chandelier, be sure to leave generous space between each side of the fixture and the edges of your table.
Gemma 45 Inch 6 Light Linear Suspension Light by Fredrick Ramond
Linear suspension chandeliers give you style and ambient lighting perfect for dining rooms. For example, Gemma 45 Inch 6 Light Linear Suspension Light by Fredrick Ramond features spectacular rectangular prisms of clear and amber pearl crystals set in Vintage Bronze frame to give you a seamless, sparkling, jewelry-like effect.
Making Recessed Lighting Work
Depending on the size of your dining room, a chandelier or pendant may not give you adequate lighting. A chandelier will make a statement but may not provide all the light you need in the space.
If you need both general and accent lighting in your dining room, recessed lighting is a good option. This type of lighting lets you feature architectural features or works of art in the space. It gives the room visual interest and dimension so that it doesn’t feel flat.
Majestic 24 Inch 12 Light Chandelier by Maxim Lighting
The Majestic 24 Inch 12 Light Chandelier by Maxim Lighting brings drama into this dining room, with clear and champagne tinted hand-shaped petals suspended from a tiered frame. Recessed lighting highlights the molding without detracting from the drama of the chandelier.
Sonnet 29 Inch 6 Light Chandelier by Capital Lighting Fixture Company
If you don’t have any art or architectural features to highlight, use wall sconces to take the place of art and add indirect lighting to the space. Wall lights for the dining room also add extra style to the room without taking attention away from the WOW factor of a gorgeous chandelier. With the Sonnet 29 Inch 6 Light Chandelier by Capital Lighting Fixture Company you get an instant focal point in the space. But you may not get all the light you need. The Sonnet 16 Inch Wall Sconce by Capital Lighting Fixture Company is the perfect, complementary option. The simple yet eye-catching design lights the space perfectly.
If you are looking for a stunning lighting for your dining room, stop by the Capitol Lighting showroom near you to experience all our selections on display. Or, schedule a design consultation and speak to a lighting specialist who can help you select a chandelier that fits your space and complements your style.