Are you looking to add a spectacular dining room chandelier? This style guide lists out 11 different types of chandeliers for your dining area. From a crystal chandelier to a candle-style one, you can choose the style that goes with your home and its decor. After all, your lighting will reflect your personal style and taste — and you don’t want to go wrong there!

A dining room is incomplete without a stunning lighting accent that’s suspended over your dining table. While in the olden days, chandeliers were a design feature of formal dining rooms, it’s not the case anymore. Today, dining room chandeliers are affordable, customizable, and super stylish. 

Fortunately for us, there are more choices available on the market now than ever before! You can choose different styles, finishes, shapes, and sizes to suit your requirements. For instance, when your kids are doing their homework at the dining table, they’ll need a light source with brighter lights but an intimate gathering will warrant a low-level warm light.

Moreover, you’ll need other light fixtures too apart from an eye-catching chandelier. These could include well-placed wall sconces, table lamps, or floor lamps.

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With such a huge range of dining room chandelier styles, it’s important that you choose the right one that’s perfect for personalizing this important entertaining and rendezvous room. 

The right dining room lighting is the key to creating a dramatic yet intimate atmosphere. Trust us, under the perfect chandelier, when you gather with your family and friends, you’ll WANT to linger over your meals.

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To inspire you some more, we have 11 best dining room chandeliers that will make your dining space absolutely spectacular.  

1. Candle-style chandelier

Candle style chandelierRose Creek | 17204 Kingfisher Way Edmond OK, by Bill Wilson on flickr [CC BY 2.0]

This mid-century modern candle-style chandelier looks classic. Historically, these chandeliers had candles to provide light into the room — and hence the name. Today however, such a chandelier has light bulbs instead. 

Since there aren’t any shades to cover the bulbs, the chandeliers give out a lot of light. To enhance the beauty of your chandelier, it’s a good idea to use attractive bulbs that will add to the visual interest of your chandelier.

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2. The wheel of illumination

Round chandelierDining Room, by Design Folly on flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

This lovely chandelier makes for the perfect lighting fixture for your round dining table. It adds charm and oodles of visual interest to an otherwise simple décor or design. Thanks to the many number of bulbs in a circle, the chandelier produces plenty of light for your room without being too ornate or fancy. 

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3. Contemporary Sputnik chandelier

Modern chandelierPhoto by designmilk on flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

A Sputnik chandelier is a great choice to brighten up your modern dining room. It looks especially cool in a Scandinavian home design. The chandelier offers the perfect combination of visual interest and function. Did you know, this type of light fixture was invented in the 1950s? Yes, and the reason for the standout chandeliers was the fascination that Americans held for all things NASA and space. 

And, like the Soviet Union’s satellite that was launched in 1957, this too has a unique look. 

4. Modern rings of light

Modern dining room lightingPhoto by designmilk on flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

We love how the modern circular lights offer a good amount of light that’s not too harsh or too bright into your dining room. The circular arrangement means that the light is perfectly diffused. And the eclectic dining room chandelier looks super cool.

5. Novelty dining room chandeliers

Novelty chandelierTurtle Creek Estates | 5601 NW 133rd Terr OKC, by Bill Wilson on flickr [CC BY 2.0]

These pendant ceiling lights aka novelty chandeliers are a wonderful way to add style to your space. The lights provide plenty of light besides being a conversation starter. And, they come in various designs — matching any style of home. However, keep in mind that such chandeliers tend to collect dust and need to be cleaned regularly. We’re sure that won’t be a problem for a homeowner like you who loves things classy.  

6. Rustic flower of metal

Metallic chandelierPhoto by yann maignan on Unsplash CC0

The best thing about a wrought iron chandelier is that it not only looks incredibly attractive but is also very durable. You will never have to worry about a lighting fixture that gets damaged or broken easily. We like this fixture; it looks almost like a bunch of flowers with tiny bulbs at the end. 

It’s best to keep the versatile metallic structure in its natural dark color. Interestingly, it can appear either modern or rustic depending on your décor. 

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7. Industrial minimalism 

Industrial chandelierPhoto by Camylla Battani on Unsplash CC0

Sometimes keeping things minimal adds to the style quotient of a place. We like the unadorned minimalist silhouette of the chandelier. It consists of a large iron ring that accommodates four naked bulbs to offer uninhibited light. 

The pendant light design adds a sense of drama into the room despite being simple. It’s a great lighting choice for an industrial, farmhouse, or rustic chic design. 

8. Shaded lamp-style chandelier

Room chandelierPhoto by Curtis Adams from Pexels CC0

Want to add a discrete light source to your dining room? This chandelier with shades creates soft lighting. You can customize it to medium or strong lightning depending on the angle and thickness of the shades, and of course the ceiling height. 

And, you can choose different sizes, shapes, designs, and styles from classic to modern. Here’s a helpful lighting tip: It’s best to match the shades with your curtains to create an overall cohesive look. The thoughtful styling will beautifully tie your room together.

9. Statement-making glass pendant light

Glass chandelierPhoto by Jonathan Borba from Pexels CC0

Both glass and crystal are popular materials for lighting fixtures. And, for good reason. The bedazzling chandeliers help to brighten up your space and reflect the light in the most beautiful way. Needless to say, your whole dining room will appear brighter, stylish, and comfortable. 

10. Understated elegance of a chained fixture

A simply designed hanging light from the ceiling with a chain is a great choice for a homeowner who likes to keep things homely and yet stylish. The three shaded bulbs are placed at an angle to provide good light over a rectangular table.

Such a chandelier is especially a good choice if you have a large window to let in a lot of natural light already. 

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11. Timeless teardrop crystal chandelier

Crystal chandelierDining Room, by Tino Rossini on flickr [CC BY 2.0]

The traditional chandeliers can never go out of style. Such crystal chandeliers are not just fancy, they brighten up your entire dining room with their luminance. 

One of the most ornate types of lighting fixtures, these look great in a formal dining room setting — creating the most amazing focal point. 

Just keep the crystals nice and clean and your statement piece will do the rest of the job of keeping your dining area beautiful and welcoming. 

Last words

When it comes to lighting your home, nothing creates a statement like a chandelier. The glittery jewel is the best mood setter of the room and your entire house. 

We hope the different chandelier designs, styles, and types help you explore all the possibilities for your dining room. Go ahead, and reflect your creativity through your decorating choices, including light fixtures. Just remember that the right kind of dining room chandeliers can transform your space with their glimmering light and undeniable style. 

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11 Stunning Types of Dining Room Chandeliers for You was last modified: April 27th, 2020 by Ramona Sinha