Dining room lights for any style and budget

Lighting can make or break a scheme. So, if you’ve been looking to switch up your dining room a notch, why not start with the illumination?

The latest dining room light fixtures are available in an array of sizes and shapes, to cater to any style and budget. From textured shades, made out of natural materials, to pretty pleats and smoked glass, there’s plenty to choose from.

The lights you pick will depend on the size of your dining set-up. If you’ve got a compact space with enough room for just a bistro set, then a single pendant will do. However, if you love hosting and have an extendable table with lots of chairs at the ready for the next party, then a mix of ceiling light shades – or even a grand chandelier – is a better option.

Rise and fall pendants are great if you’ve got a multi-functional dining table where you not only eat but also help your little ones with homework. Some solutions are dimmable, so you can adjust the brightness and create a cosy atmosphere in the evening. Remember to look for lights that suit your lifestyle, too, not just  aesthetic preferences.

Then, when it comes to style, rattan is still one of the most popular materials, so we had to include some beautiful and tactile shades. Plus, these pendants are ideal for achieving a Scandi-inspired look or a modern, rustic scheme. And, we also round up statement steel-framed and metallic pendants, perfect for an industrial-style statement.

cluster of rattan pendants in Scandi scheme
Ferm Living Dou wicker lampshades, from £129 each, Abode Living.

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Do you love sleek and simple designs; perhaps shades packed with colour? Or maybe you’re looking to add a dash of opulence to your dining room? Well, we’ve got something for everyone.

Get your screenshot button ready and let’s explore the latest dining room lights to illuminate your space like a pro…

Dining room lights

Colourful shades

colourful dining room light fixtures
Pleat pendant ceiling light, £329, Houseof.
minimalist dining room light fixtures
Crayon lamp in blue, £75, Bøde Living.

Natural dining room light fixtures

natural lamp shades
Lueur Natural pendant lamp shades in red and blue, £18 each, and Lueur Natural pendant lamp shades in yellow and black, £25 each, Oliver Bonas.
oversized rattan pendant shade in rustic scheme
Bardi 1 light oversized scalloped rattan pendant, £369, Lights & Lamps.
large shell light shades
Rattan natural spiral shell light shades, £450 for a pair (large), The Den & Now.
three pendants above wood table
Deja easy fit pendant in Natural Rattan, £27 each, Där Lighting.

Glamorous dining room lights

glamorous pendant in dark dining room
Stanley pendant in polished brass, £715, Original BTC.
glamorous chandelier in modern scheme
Santorini chandelier, price on application, Arteriors.
glam cluster of pendants above a marble table
Nova pendant collection in Antique Brass, price on application, J. Adams Co.

Industrial edge

industrial-style metal pendant in simple scheme
Brooklyn giant bowl pendant, £149, Industville. Photography: @georginaraineinteriors
Wiska Copper and brass industrial 3 light ceiling light, £1265, Loomlight.
industrial-style pendant above wood table and green chairs
Serene brass pendant light, £149, Atkin and Thyme.

Pared-back pendants

smoked dining room light fixture
Drup pendant lamp in Chrome Glass, around £184.87 (€179) for a large, Interiorr.
matt black pendants in simple dining room
Nordlux Beroni pendant light, £209.95, Lime Lace.

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