October 6, 2022

5 trendy lighting ideas for a warm, welcoming dining room

Have you heard about the restaurants where you can dine in complete darkness from appetizer to dessert? It’s a fascinating experience that everyone should try at least once. But living and eating in the dark day after day seems more like a nightmare. A well-lit kitchen or dining room area where you can chat with your guests and see what you’re eating is much more enjoyable.

Here are 5 trendy lighting ideas for a warm, welcoming and well-lit dining room.

If you’re thinking about redecorating your dining room and kitchen, check out our article Best lighting for a kitchen to shed more light on the issue!

1. The versatility of rattan

This natural material, incredibly popular in 70s and 80s decors, has been making a comeback for a few years now. A natural or black rattan pendant light can give a variety of dining room decor styles a lift (vintage, Scandinavian, boho or modern).

2. The queen of lampshades

A pendant lampshade is a beautiful addition to your decor. Whether you opt for one or several, this fixture will help create a warm and friendly space. Good lighting just may help you win your next card game!

3. Luster and luxury

A dining room with a crystal chandelier is the ultimate in opulence. Is a beautiful crystal fixture your idea of the perfect focal point for a room? Show your love for the lavish and bring a touch of class to your evenings.

Our interior living spaces sometimes suffer from a lack of natural light. To brighten up your home, check out our article Tricks to increase interior light.

4. Stylish ceiling lights

There is no shortage of dining room lighting styles out there: industrial, retro, farmhouse, boho or Scandinavian—the choice is yours!

  • For an industrial look: opt for metal and black.
  • For a retro look: try glass and spheres.
  • For a farmhouse look: black fixtures and visible bulbs work well.
  • For a boho look: go for rattan or another natural material.
  • For a Scandinavian look: white and light wood shades are perfect.

For other ceiling lamp ideas, check out our article We love these ceiling fixtures!

5. Putting fixtures in the best light

A more understated look for accessories, chairs, tables or dining room benches need can better offset a grandiose, impressive and original lighting fixture. Be bold!

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