From formal dining tables to relaxed kitchen diners, getting the right balance of light and design flair is key – especially if you’re looking for a light fitting to hang over the table, thus becoming a focal part of your centrepiece.
Pendant lights for dining rooms are varied and range from a selection of standalone pendants installed in a line along the table to a cluster group of multi-drop pendants hung over the centre of the table – illuminating mealtimes and bringing your table décor to life with effortless ease.
In essence, if you choose to install a pendant light in your dining room then it’s important to remember that it will instantly become a focal point and so needs to compliment the surroundings and the environment that you are trying to create. Here at Pendant Lighting Company, we offer a range of different light fittings in different colours and configurations, to help you find your perfect match.
Browse the full collection below or keep reading for more advice on identifying the perfect pendant light for you.
Why we love pendant lights in dining rooms
A dining room pendant light is, first and foremost, a functional fitting which is designed to flood the table with light. The benefit of a pendant light specifically is that the source of light is closer to the table and so creates a soft and more targeted spread of light across the table and diners – creating a sense of intimacy and highlighting any tablescapes and decorative accessories that surround your dishes.
Aside from being effortlessly stylish and drawing attention to the focal point of your dining room, pendant lights are also incredibly versatile and can be bolstered by your choice of bulb and switch – for example, installing your light with a dimmable bulb for maximum control, or adding a coloured bulb to really bring the space to life. So, how do you pick the perfect fitting for you?
Selecting the perfect dining room pendant light for mealtimes
The lighting industry is full of different fittings and finishes – and our collection of pendant lights are no different. Whether it’s a single pendant which you hang over the centre of your table, a strip of pendant lights which illuminate the entire length of your dining table, or more of a multi-drop cluster centrepiece which infuses lights at different lengths and distances from the table surface, one cannot argue with the aesthetic beauty of well-designed pendant light.
When selecting your ideal dining room pendant light, work out the height between the ceiling and table and make sure that the light drops low enough to have an impact but not so low that it impedes mealtimes and the practical use of the table. Similarly, take the time to colour match the metallic base and glass tone with the surrounding space – selecting a colour palette which compliments your dining room design, and which will only enhance the décor.
Finally, remember that your pendant light is a fixture which enhances the space both when lit and when switched off – meaning that the aesthetic of the pendant itself is just as important as the light bulb.
Browse the full collection below or get in touch for more advice on selecting your ideal light fitting.