I love classic dining room light fixtures that give that gorgeous old world feel to a room. As we were adding the finishing touches to this client's dining room, we realized that we were missing decorative room lights. You forget how much impact they can make on a space until you hang them and, without a doubt, this beautiful mixed metal fixture certainly brought a "wow factor" to the room. We did opt to have a few recessed can lights installed so that their could be options for the intensity of light in the room. Most modern chandeliers for dining room have a dimming switch, but because this one is antique we didn't have that option. So, now the homeowner can chose to either have the chandelier on or the brighter can lights.
Dining room ceiling lights are usually the last piece I pick out in my designs, and generally the most challenging to settle on. There are so many different styles, finishes and materials that it can be hard to choose the right one for your space. Even more, they can actually play a large role in establishing the tone of your design. For this reason, I would definitely recommend doing your research on dining room light fixtures before you settle on one for your home. My go to is always classic dining room chandeliers like this one because they can instantly upgrade the entire style of a space to more elegant and lavish -- especially a beautiful crystal design like this one.
Swapping out dining room light fixtures is a great way to instantly upgrade your space without spending a ton of time or money. No matter what kind of dining room decor ideas you are working with, a great chandelier or pendant can really elevate the space and give it that "finished" look. We just swapped out an old brass chandelier for this abstract contemporary piece in glass and bronze. Even better, as with most modern dining room lighting, the fixture is dimmable so that you can set the mood from casual to formal or romantic in just a flip of a switch. Luckily my husband is pretty handy so he installed the light on his own, making this dining room upgrade less than one hundred dollars.
When I decided to revamp our dining room decor using a palette of grey and magenta, my husband thought I was absolutely crazy. I was actually inspired by this beautiful design I found while I was browsing on this site and I am convinced that it will look just as fantastic in our home. Sure the color scheme is a bit unconventional but the rest of the decor, fro the table to the dining room light fixtures, are definitely a modern style that coordinates well with the rest of the decor in our home. My first task is to find an awesome vibrant statement rug like the one that they used. I want to keep in the fuchsia and purple tones but am open to different patterns and materials.
One of our top requested jobs lately is hanging lights for dining room, likely because replacing your fixture is one of the simplest ways to make a big design impact in your space. Because dining room light fixtures like chandeliers, pendant lights, and scones generally hang at eye level, they are one of the first things that guests see when they walk in the doorway. For this reason, it is important to make sure that this piece is not only beautiful but up to date as well. When in doubt, we generally suggest selecting dining lighting options based on the primary architectural style of your home. If the interiors feature a lot of intricate panelling, crown molding and hardwood floors, a large traditional chandelier may be your best bet.
Dining room light fixtures often add that eye catching finishing touch to the space. When the decor is all said and done, paint colors, furniture, flooring and art can only do so much to make the room seem formal enough for a dedicated dining area. I think that dining room lighting is the important piece to the puzzle that makes it seem polished. Of course, the type of fixture you settle on has a lot to do with your chosen room style and decor motif. A traditional shiny brass chandelier would not blend well in an edgy modern space, just as a blown glass globe like in this contemporary dining room would not blend well in your more classic style dining rooms.