Statement Dining Room Lighting

Shine a light on your culinary skills with an eye-catching over-table masterpiece.

Want to create a design talking point? Where better than above the dining table?

A dramatic pendant light or modern chandelier suspended above the spot where you and your friends and family gather to chow and chat will instantly create a visually striking feature and provide potential conversational subject matter.

Lighting is an important part of a design scheme and fittings and electrics ideally need to be in place before the decoration begins, so don’t leave it to the last minute to decide, which lights should go where.

Consider the position of your lights early in the design process, and think about whether you want to have them all on the same circuit or just on dimmers, so that you can change the atmosphere, depending whether it’s a cosy dinner à deux, a family gathering or a night with your rowdiest friends.

Think about the height and size of the room and how you’d like to fill the space too.

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A pared-back scheme can be given a touch of glamour with a pretty, glass chandelier, while an already opulent room will benefit from the added drama of a spectacular over-sized pendant.

Alternatively hang a cluster of clear globe lights for impact without overdoing it, or three natural pendants in a row for a striking yet subtle style statement.

Whatever your taste, a statement dining room light will help define the look of the space, acting as the table’s centrepiece, even during the day when it’s not illuminated.

So much more than a decorative feature, the right piece – or pieces– will cast a flattering light over you and your guests, as well as the room. So get inspired by the stunning dining room lighting ideas ahead and get your glow on.

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