Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lighting Trends for the Dining Room

From Arteriors Home, the Beatty Antique Silver Oval Pendant

Lately I've been noticing all of the unique, over-sized light fixtures being used in dining rooms. Forget the traditional iron or crystal chandeliers we've seen in the past! It's time to see dining room fixtures in a new light (pun intended :)! I've put together a collection of my favorite fixtures and inspiration photos. Create a bold statement in your dining room by adding the unexpected fixture!

What really makes this dining room unique are the set of (2) contemporary light fixtures and the mixture of several different dining chair styles. Who says you have to use a set of matching chairs!?

Notice the giant, over-sized woven bell shades hung over the table. What a way to make a statement!

A new take on the crystal chandelier, this one is modern and refined; the simple round drum shade pendant is clean lined and sophisticated; the linear chandelier and sconce fixture measures 36" long and 28" high!

PS...I'll be doing a post on Friday about the 2009 color trend forecast! Don't miss it!


  1. Nice roundup. I must admit I have an obsession with lighting!

  2. The bottom one is amazing! Can't wait for Friday :)

  3. These are wonderful - love the 4th one!

  4. I love the picture with the white chairs. The oversize lighting reminds me so much of our dining room growing up. I think the 70's were a big time for big lights.

  5. i think the round drum shape pendant is what i am looking for...


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