Dining Room Lighting Ideas

Gather ‘round. Dining room lighting is an important factor in designing a space that makes you want to host, whether it’s part of your family’s nightly routine or a setting for formal, fancier affairs throughout the year. From chandeliers that speak to your modern taste, to dimmers to set the mood, these fresh ideas and tips will help design a dining experience you look forward to sitting down at daily.

How to Light a Dining Room

How to Light a Dining Room

They say the kitchen is the heart of the modern home, but for those who love lingering over meals with friends and family, the dining room shares that billing. But unlike a kitchen, which should be bright and airy, a dining room can be moodier and your choice in lighting will set that tone.

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Chandeliers and other hanging lights for over your gathering space, plus accent lighting to design a great space.

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If there is one room in the home that deserves a statement piece, it’s the dining room. While there are only so many different ways to imagine the lighting possibilities of the dining room—Pendants? Chandeliers? Recessed Lighting? Chandeliers?—there’s a reason why the focus is restricted. Dining rooms can look amazing with minimal lighting.

With a few exceptions such as accent lighting and display lighting for sentimental objects for a nearby credenza, the lighting design of a dining room often falls from a central location right above the center of the dining table. In this way, picking this light fixture is purely a reflection of your taste. Is your home grandiose? Minimalistic? Ultra-modern? Are organic textures, metallics, or glass the finish that resonates most with you?

Keep these questions in mind as you browse through our dining room lighting ideas.