In many spaces within your home, lighting is about function. Obviously function matters in the dining area, but these spaces also encourage creativity and expression. If dining is like theater, then your lighting scheme should bring the drama.
Nadia Watts of Nadia Watts interior Design kept the focus on the architecture of this incredible dining room. The wide trim work of the drop ceiling is painted white to showcase the tray ceiling and arched door opening. The light fixture features a traditional form in a subtle neutral tone.
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Linear lights are go-to choice for dining areas. They focus light where it’s needed while keeping a low profile. This fixture serves double duty as dining and island lighting.
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A farmhouse-style pendant complements the decor of this formal dining area. Kristina Phillips of Kristina Phillips Interior Design mixed colors and patterns to add visual interest to the space. The simplicity of the light fixture works well with the traditional architectural style.
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Open plan layouts can sometimes be a challenge to light. However that shouldn’t stop you from using a large pendant or chandelier above your dining table. This two-tier round chandelier helps to delineate the dining area from the living area.
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Woven rattan pendants add texture to this vintage-inspired design. Cool mint cabinets offer a clean backdrop to the fixtures. Mismatched chairs further contribute to the charm.
This eclectic dining area features bold wallpaper, low stools and a sunburst mirror. Anchoring the space is rustic wheel-like pendant suspended from heavy chasis. This brings the focus to the table, even though technically it’s in the kitchen.
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Ornate crystal chandeliers can complement just about any dining room decor style. They work equally well in traditional, transitional modern and farmhouse decor styles. Just keep in mind these fixtures will easily become the focal point, so adjust your colors and finishes to support that.
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A cage-style linear pendant brings elegance to an outdoor dining space. This style of fixture stands up to the elements without blocking sight lines. It would look equally at home indoors.
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Now that you’ve digested a range of dining room lighting ideas, it’s time to put them to practice in your own home. The right light fixture can feel more satisfying than dessert, and will make your space feel complete. OK, maybe you can have dessert, too.
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