Lighting Ideas Over Dining Table

lighting ideas over dining table

Getting your lighting right over the dining table can really make or break the overall look of your room. It can be hard to get the balance between a show-stopping fixture that steals the spotlight and one that is just enough to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for dinner. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to try. The lighting ideas over dining table below can serve as inspiration to help you find a style that perfectly suits your space and taste.

Chandeliers are a timeless classic for lighting over the dining table. They come in a range of styles and sizes from traditional to modern. If you’re going oversized, it’s important to remember to scale the rest of your space accordingly so that it doesn’t feel too overpowering. The general rule is to mount the chandelier about 30 to 36 inches above the dining room table. This works best for spaces with 8 foot ceilings, but be sure to play around with this height and see how it feels in your space. Huslu

Pendant lights are another great option for lighting over the dining table. They offer flexibility as you can hang them singly or in groups and you can choose from a wide variety of styles, from minimalist glass to industrial to vintage.

If you want to light your dining table with a light that is as much of a design feature as it is functional, consider a geometric pendant like this one from Heal’s (opens in new tab). The clever use of curves gives this fixture an almost organic shape while still providing plenty of bright illumination. Hang it alone or with other similar fixtures to create a striking gallery-style display.

A metal ceiling light is ideal for a contemporary scheme and can be an effective focal point for your room. It can also work well in a more industrial space where you may have other metal accents, such as a staircase or an island. This black metal light from Heal’s (opens in a new tab) is perfect for illuminating this reclaimed wood dining table and would complement other dark furniture pieces as well.

Alternatively, opt for a ceiling light that is more subtle in design. These include pendants that have light-diffusing shades of frosted glass. These types of shades offer a clean, classic look that is ideal for either modern or trad dining rooms.

If you love a bolder style, coloured pendant lights can also be a great way to add a pop of colour without the need for an electrician. This glam black pendant from Heal’s (opens in the new tab) is an excellent choice to light up a contemporary dining room and would work well with any colour scheme.

If you’re looking for a pendant light to complement your trad dining room, try a linear bar fixture. This type of lighting is easy to install and looks fantastic over long tables, such as this rustic farmhouse-style table. The Gloucester linear pendant from UK Next (opens in the new tab) is a beautiful example that pairs chrome and smoked glass for a look that will suit both trad and modern designs.

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