Dining Room Pendant Lighting can make or break your eating area. Whether you have a dedicated dining room, a combined kitchen/diner or an open plan living space, get the lighting right, and you’ll reap the benefits. Robbie Llewellyn, the co-founder of Bert Frank, the luxury lighting brand, provides some Dining Room Lighting Tips.
- Create lighting with the dining table as the star of the show
- Because the dining table is mostly used in the evening, you can add a sense of drama with statement chandeliers or pendant clusters. Lighting over the dining table will help create a zoning effect if the dining room is part of the lounge or kitchen
- Choose low-level lighting for intimacy but be mindful of the ceiling height. If the ceiling is too low, consider wall lights which are perfect for creating an ambience
- Don’t buy an oversized light if the room proportions cannot accommodate it
- Be mindful of the light bulbs; cool bright light will appear sterile and unwelcoming, whereas warmer bulbs are softer with a glow
- Dimmer switch lighting allows you to bring the brightness down low to create an almost candlelight glow for an evening dinner party
Dining Room Pendant Lighting Ideas
For an air of sophistication, the Lizak Drop pendant light is a glamorous option. It features a cylindrical glass shade in a choice of amber, smoked or peacock blue. The glass shade is suspended on a brass arm, as is the accompanying opal glass globe. It costs £1194 from Bert Frank.
Glaive is an Art Deco style pendant light with three fine bone china shades, which are slipcast in Stoke-on-Trent. The shades are fixed to a single-edged blade on the end of a brushed brass pole. The light costs £2094 from Bert Frank.
The Faye pendant light is fabulous in black combined with antique brass. The luxury light will add a touch of class and opulence to your dining room. It has an Art Deco come contemporary appearance with curves in all the right places. The price is £99 from Made.com UK.
Tom Dixon is known for his extraordinary lighting, and the ‘Beat’ designs are instantly recognisable. The Beat Black Range Linear Pendant Systems helps you display these distinctive shades in a row. It comprises two Beat Tall, Two Beat Fat and Two Beat Wide lights. The shades are made from hand-spun brass, with a beaten interior to refract and reflect soft light. The matt black finish contrasts with the golden interior. The price is £2010 from Tom Dixon UK.
The Kyoto pendant lights allow you to hang an assortment of glass lights in different shapes at staggered heights. The four hand-blown glass shade shapes include Round, Long, Wide and Balloon. Each shade is finished with a metallic electroplated finish so that it has a mirrored effect, yet when turned on, the light becomes translucent. Paired with a black pendant cord, the style looks sleek and contemporary. The lights cost £169-211 sale price from Heal’s.
The sleek and stylish Three-Bulb Larry Hanging Lamp in black and brass is designed by Monika Mulder. It is ideal for a long dinner table where you require more table-length lighting. The style is contemporary, which would suit a modern or luxe industrial interior. The price is £133.90 from Lights.co.uk.
The Fun 11DM Pendant Light was originally designed in 1964 by Verner Panton. It is a superb statement light made from a cascade of mother of pearl discs suspended from five hoops. The pendant light is fabulous and flirty; it is perfect for a pretty interior. The price is £1265 from The Conran Shop.
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Author: Homegirl London. The featured image shows Colt Triple Pendant Light £2352 from Bert Frank. The article photographs are from the following online shops/websites: Bert Frank, Made.com UK, Tom Dixon UK, Heal’s and Lights.co.uk. If you are unhappy with me using one of your pictures, please contact me.