Your dining room is traditionally a space where everyone gathers for a meal, to chat or to entertain. In modern times, you may be using your dining table for working, studying and creating handicrafts too. Getting the lighting right in a multifunctional space such as this one is all about balance and flexibility.
When you style your dining room, all your elements don’t have to match exactly. Instead, take inspiration from the surrounding space and materials and try to tie in the elements with your lighting. For instance, if you have a solid timber, long dining table with upholstered chairs, and your chairs have black metal legs, you can use that detail and select a statement pendant that is linear and black.
Choosing the right pendant for your dining space can seem like a daunting task as it’s a prominent feature in most open plan homes. But with a few tips, you’ll be a pro in no time. For square or round tables, your lighting design should be contained within the dimensions of the table. A single central statement piece or an asymmetric cluster of pendants in varying sizes would be ideal. For rectangular or oblong tables, install a pair of fixtures in parallel or choose a single linear design running the length of the table.