Just because you don’t have the soaring ceilings for a grand chandelier doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in stately overhead lighting. These pendant lights for your dining room are sure to make your next big evening feel like a royal affair.
The dining room is possibly the best room in the house for showing off what makes you You. Whether you’re hosting a feast for the holidays or just having a few of the gals over for martinis and charcuterie, it’s a place you want to feel comfortable, inviting, and stylized. Good lighting is absolutely key to achieving all these goals and overhead lighting, like pendant lights, is particularly good at setting the mood when entertaining. So what are some excellent directions to go to be sure you come across as a super host? Well, we may have a few ideas…
If you throw on a divine onyx dress even for a night in, something ultra-hip, highlighting modernist or minimalist designs is probably right up your alley. You can go bold with minimalist pendant lights in simple-yet-brilliant reds and yellows and pair them with Mid-Century modern chairs and a similarly stylish white table or in stainless steel. Finish the room with abstract illustrations in blue tones and matching flatware and--voila!--a room fit for MoMA.
If your dining room is decorated in more earthy tones and materials, e.g. grey wool, moody oak furniture, you may want something a little more subdued. Try out pendant lamps in natural materials like bamboo or varnished metals, like brass and silver. When paired with a retro incandescent-style bulb they’ll cast a warm golden glow over everything. Can you imagine how good your favorite feast will look under these lights, especially with a little romantic candlelight? We can, and we’re getting hungry!