Why We Love Dining Room Chandeliers
A chandelier has traditionally been seen as a sign of elegance and is often pictured hanging elegantly in dining rooms. A modern chandelier for the dining room gives you the opportunity to show off your design style in the number one place where your guests will gather, while also being the primary source of illumination in the room. Whether your dining room is traditional, contemporary, farmhouse, industrial or mid-century modern themed, there are dining room chandeliers here you will love.
A chandelier easily becomes the centerpiece of the dining room and is the focal point for formal dining parties. And while it gracefully shines and glimmers, you'll also appreciate the wealth of light it can spread in the room. From traditional tiered chandeliers to small crystal chandeliers that shout with luxurious elements and energy efficient LED options, a chandelier is a go-to choice for modern dining room lighting.
A Dining Chandelier for Every Style
The essence of a contemporary dining room is found in its decorative lighting and furniture. Where you will likely find a modern dining table and chairs present in the space, you should also have a sophisticated chandelier to match. Decorative chandeliers like the Hope Chandelier or a Bubbles Chandelier immediately express a sense of modern in your interior design. And if it is luxury you want to convey, there are crystal dining room chandelier options available from Schonbek and Swarovski. In big, open dining rooms, you will want to hang a large chandelier that can project a significant amount of light (and style of course). Conversely, for smaller dining rooms, you will want to see the selection of small chandeliers available. Finally, if you are trying to achieve a mid-century aesthetic with your dining room lighting, the Sputnik Chandelier (from acclaimed designer Jonathan Adler) is your best bet.
Choosing the Best Dining Room Chandelier
Your choice of chandelier will be dependent on the size and layout of your dining room. And if you plan to install a chandelier directly above the dining table, you'll have a few different options. For round or circular dining tables, consider an similarly-shaped light fixture. Long dining tables and extension dining tables benefit from linear suspension or rectangular chandeliers. Once you know the shape of the light fixture you'll need, review its sizing dimensions including its height, width (diameter) and length to choose the most appropriate chandelier for your space. With a size and shape in mind, refine your options by color, finish and its required bulb type. If you have any questions about the dining room chandelier light fixtures featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
You will want to complement your choice of lighting with well-chosen dining room furniture. From a contemporary dining set to decorative benches for the dining room, these furniture options will help to highlight the elegance of the room and provide plenty of seating for your dinner guests. And you can effectively set the mood of the room by placing your chandelier on a dimmer. Be sure to check out the modern dimming options available in the collection from Legrand Adorne.