Dining Room Ideas

Lighting to dine for

5 show-stopping pendants to take your dining room to the next level
Cath Muscat

Entertaining and sharing food at home is all about setting a scene and nothing dictates the mood more than dining room lighting. Think beyond basic ceiling lights and make a statement over your dining table with a feature pendant light to captivate the senses on every level.

When designing your dining room, taking the time to plan for and choose a fabulous light fixture above your dining table. This has the potential to celebrate your style and will pay enormous decorating dividends.

Not just a clever way to separate your dining area from the living room in an open plan layout, investing in an eye-catching dining room pendant will provide a focal point and produce added luxury.

Here are five examples of statement pendant lighting that tick all the boxes.

1. Oversized glamour

Dining room pendant lights
(Credit: Chris Warnes)

This light fitting does a wonderful job of achieving the generosity of five light bulbs without the visual clutter. A glass box surrounds sees them disappear into a minimal, linear arrangement above the dining table.

2. Simple texture

Dining room pendant lights
(Credit: Chris Warnes)

A monochromatic scheme is enhanced with a woven pendant in simple black to reflect the dining chairs and table below. Natural textures reference the garden viewed outside the bay window.

3. Mix up materials

Dining room pendant lights
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)

Dining room chandeliers need not be made from glass or crystal. This beaded beauty brings a welcome elegance to this dramatic contemporary setting.

4. Group three together

Dining room pendant lights
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)

These metal dome pendants work beautifully in as a decorative trio in a small space but will throw limited light to the rest of the room. Functional lighting elsewhere in the space includes recessed downlights and table lamps for task lighting.

5. Go large

Dining room pendant lights
(Credit: Cath Muscat)

In a luxe take on a classic drum shade, this crystal chandelier creates a wow factor hung low over the dining room table and brings an injection of glamour to a classic Hamptons interior.


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