Dining Room Lighting

Pendants

Chandeliers

Dining Room Lighting

An elegant light fixture illuminates and defines any space, and that’s especially true in the dining room. Williams-Sonoma Home’s dining room lighting selections offer aesthetic distinction and good design for dining areas of all kinds. Whether you want something luxe and stately to anchor a traditional formal dining room or you’re looking for a casual fixture to add some brightness to a casual kitchen dining nook, you’ll find several different options to suit your style and interior design goals. From utilitarian flushmounts to polished nickel pendants and breathtaking crystal chandeliers, these ceiling lights are just right for each dining area in your home.


To find the right fit for your dining room, choose the lighting style that works best for your needs, and then decide on specifics such as style and finish. We offer dining room pendant lights in ornate traditional and clean modern styles. Choose one small pendant to hang over a four-person dining table, or pick two or three to hang at regular intervals over a long dining table. Pendant lamps may use one bulb or several, but they typically provide more direct light than their more ornate counterparts, chandeliers. Most of our pendants allow you to adjust their hanging height so you can have the perfect lighting setup for your dining areas.


For a more dramatic effect, consider a chandelier as your primary source of dining room lighting. Chandeliers typically produce more diffuse light through multiple arms or bulbs, and they’re best displayed solo for maximum dramatic impact. Our chandelier selections include several crystal-ornamented styles that add a pop of classic glamour to your dining room. We also offer several candelabra-style chandeliers with elegant arms and minimal additional embellishment for a quiet sense of luxury. Several of these chandelier-style dining room lighting fixtures are available in different finishes such as silver leaf, polished nickel, antique brass and oiled bronze so you can configure the best option for your needs.


As you shop, consider how you’ll style the light you’re working with. Good dining room lighting design requires a consideration of dining table size and shape, but that’s not all there is to it. The scale of the room as a whole is important too, as is your personal preference for how bright you like a room to be while you’re dining. Even if you prefer a dimly lit room, you’ll want to choose a dining room lighting fixture that is scaled properly for your room and table. When choosing multiple pendants, make sure each one is smaller than a standalone fixture for the same space would be.


If you can, hook your new dining room lighting up to a dimmer switch so you can control how much light floods your dining room. Supplement your dimmed light with candles for a romantic dinner, or put the lights on full blast for a lively event. Most of the dining room lighting in this section is available in hardwire format, and you may want to have a professional install your new light fixture so it’s perfectly even and works properly. You can have your dimmer switch set up at the same time.


Whether you choose an ornate chandelier dripping with crystals or you opt to bring home a more utilitarian set of pendants with an industrial feel, our dining room lights deliver style and quality in equal measure. Many of these lights are quite versatile too, working just as well in the dining room as they do in an entryway or glamorous bedroom. As you focus on your dining room lighting selection, though, think about the ideal dinner party you’d like to throw at home. Let this vision guide your product-selection process to result in the perfect match for your entertaining and home decor needs.

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