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Dining Room Lighting Ideas

Stephen Rampur Dec 15, 2018
Lighting is a very important factor to consider while remodeling your home. Here are some tips to help you select the perfect lighting to enhance the beauty of your dining room.
The lighting arrangements in a dining room should be made in such a manner that would allow the guests and family members to enjoy the ambiance while having a meal. It is not suggested to think of bright lighting as this will make you and your guests uncomfortable while having meals.
You might have seen in restaurants that the lights are typically dull, yet everything can be seen clearly. Also while choosing lights, the most important thing you need to keep in mind is the size of the dining table and the possible space suitable for arranging the lighting fixtures.


Chandeliers are one of the traditional methods of providing light to the dining room. In addition, they also serve as a focal point, which makes it easier to arrange for other light fixtures and decorative items.
They are hung from the ceiling and focus on the center of the dining table. Chandeliers are a great choice for people who do not mind spending a lot on lighting.


Pendants are similar to chandeliers. In chandeliers, there are many intricate lights and in pendants, there is one light hanging from the ceiling. From an interior decor store, pick one from a variety of pendants. If you are on a budget, these lights are perfect.

Wall Sconces and Candles

Wall sconces are another inexpensive options to light your dining room. They are individual lights that are set on the walls. They complement chandeliers or pendants well, and also provide light accents and shades to the ambiance of the room.
Candles can also be used for lighting arrangements. However, it will be too bright if you use them with chandeliers.

Track Lighting

The main advantage of these modern track lighting is that they can be focused at any point as per your preference. They provide a good amount of light, so if you are considering using track lighting, other light fixtures may not be required.

Recessed Lights

These lights are set close to the ceiling and do the job of accenting the dining table and the furniture around it. This is considered a modern arrangement of lighting the dining room. Just make sure that you do not fix these type of lights very close to each other.

Lights on Ceiling Fans

Lights on ceiling fans are a good option to light the dining room. For a dull lighting atmosphere, you can put these arrangements with no other lights. You can also use candles to enhance the mood. You can find many attractive designs in an interior decorating shop.
While decorating the dining room with lights, make sure that the light arrangements are not too congested, as they will make the room brighter than necessary.