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26 Dining Rooms Designed with Pendant Lighting

Natural light streams through panoramic windows, covered with white sheer curtains, in modern dining room. A pair of drum pendants over the white dining set are the only other light sources.

Pendant lights are a type of hanging light found most often in kitchen and dining room ceilings. The way they drop down makes them ideal fixtures for illuminating rooms and large surface areas beneath dining room tables, kitchen islands and peninsulas.

Below is a curated gallery of dining rooms with pendant lighting.

1. Linear Pendant Lighting Illuminates Dining Room

Elegant dining room showcases a black dining set that sits on an area rug illuminated by a linear pendant light. Drum shade pendants are also used to light the adjoining kitchen area.Elegant dining room showcases a black dining set that sits on an area rug illuminated by a linear pendant light. Drum shade pendants are also used to light the adjoining kitchen area.

2. Drum Pendant Lighting Hangs From Coffered Ceiling

An eat-in kitchen features wood plank flooring with a coffered ceiling and hanging drum pendant lighting. The dining room set includes a wooden table paired with wicker and beige high back chairs. More pendant lighting, as well as recessed lighting, is used in the kitchen area.An eat-in kitchen features wood plank flooring with a coffered ceiling and hanging drum pendant lighting. The dining room set includes a wooden table paired with wicker and beige high back chairs. More pendant lighting, as well as recessed lighting, is used in the kitchen area.

3. Pendant Lighting Used to Brighten Large Open Space 

A dining space features a wooden dining table and leather chairs over a rustic rug. It is illuminated by linear pendant lighting hang from the white ceiling with crown molding. Drum pendant fixtures and recessed lighting are also used in the kitchen area. A dining space features a wooden dining table and leather chairs over a rustic rug. It is illuminated by linear pendant lighting hang from the white ceiling with crown molding. Dome pendant fixtures and recessed lighting are also used in the kitchen area. 

4. Dining Room Enhanced with Linear Pendant Lighting 

Dining room decorated with a sunburst mirror and wall art mounted above the wooden buffet side table. Linear pendant lighting hangs over wooden dining table surrounded by gray chairs.Dining room decorated with a sunburst mirror and wall art mounted above the wooden buffet side table. Linear pendant lighting hangs over wooden dining table surrounded by gray chairs.

5. Globe Pendants Work in Tandem with Natural Lighting 

This dining area is situated behind the living room and is illuminated by a pair of clear glass globe pendants along with natural light that flows through the glazed windows.Dining area is situated behind the living room and is illuminated by a pair of clear glass globe pendants along with natural light that flows through the glazed windows.

6. Black Dome Pendant Matches Modern Dining Room Decor 

A black dome pendant hangs over a metal dining table paired with white designer chairs. The modern dining room also features dark hardwood flooring and large glass-paneled windows.A black dome pendant hangs over a metal dining table paired with white designer chairs. The modern dining room also features dark hardwood flooring and large glass-paneled windows.

7. Glass Pendants Hang From the Ceiling

Stylish dining room showcases beige chairs and a gray curved dining table fixed to a marble pillar with glass pendants hanging from the ceiling.Stylish dining room showcases beige chairs and a gray curved dining table fixed to a marble pillar with glass pendants hanging from the ceiling.

8. Teardrop Pendants Light Up Dining Area

Dining area with concrete flooring, features a wooden dining table paired with black modern chairs and white teardrop pendants.Dining area with concrete flooring, features a wooden dining table paired with black modern chairs and white teardrop pendants.

9. Cluster of Bubble Pendants Hang Over Glass Dining Room Table

A cluster of glass bubble pendants light dining area featuring glass table with brown striped chairs. A cluster of glass bubble pendants light dining area featuring glass table with brown striped chairs. 

10. Oversized Spherical Pendants Make Design Statement

Modern dining room features oversized spherical pendants hanging over a black table and graychairs. The space also has hardwood flooring with a blue area rug and large windows letting in natural light.Modern dining room features oversized spherical pendants hanging over a black table and gray chairs. The space also has hardwood flooring with a blue area rug and large windows letting in natural light.

11. Single Pendant All That’s Needed in Well-Designed Dining Room

Dining room lit by single pendant bulb along with natural light coming in through full-height glass windows. The space also has white  chairs around a wooden table with hardwood flooring and shelving.Dining room lit by single pendant bulb along with natural light coming in through full-height glass windows. The space also has white  chairs around a wooden table with hardwood flooring and shelving.

12. Drum Pendants Pair Up With Natural Light Streaming into Dining Room

Natural light streams through panoramic windows, covered with white sheer curtains, in modern dining room. A pair of drum pendants over the white dining set are the only other light sources.Natural light streams through panoramic windows, covered with white sheer curtains, in modern dining room. A pair of drum pendants over the white dining set are the only other light sources.

13. Linear Pendant Lighting Sets the Mood in Elegant Dining Room

Dining room features tray ceiling and dark wood plank flooring topped with a geometric area rug. Teardrop pendants hang over a high gloss dining table surrounded by patterned high back chairs.Dining room features tray ceiling and dark wood plank flooring topped with a geometric area rug. Linear pendant lighting hangs over a high gloss dining table surrounded by patterned high back chairs.

14. Black Dome Pendants Light Up Dining Room Area

Dining room features a dark wood dining table with white high back chairs lit by a pair of black dome pendants. Dining room features a dark wood dining table with white high back chairs lit by a pair of black dome pendants. 

15. Craftsman-Style Dining Room Uses Teardrop Pendant Lighting

Teardrop pendant lighting helps to brighten a craftsman-style dining room. The space, featuring an oval dining table with wooden chairs, also benefits from plenty of natural light from large window.Teardrop pendant lighting helps to brighten a craftsman-style dining room. The space, featuring an oval dining table with wooden chairs, also benefits from plenty of natural light from large window.

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16. Modern Dining Area Features Statement Pendant Lighting

Dining room features statement pendant lighting along with concrete paneled walls mounted with a rectangular mirror.

Dining room features statement pendant lighting along with concrete paneled walls mounted with a rectangular mirror. Desjardins Bherer

17. Clusters of Bubble Pendants Create Modern Vibe in Dining Area 

Dining room boasts a wood ceiling fitted with recessed lighting and bubble glass pendants that hang over wooden table and white chairs.

Dining room boasts a wood ceiling fitted with recessed lighting and bubble glass pendants that hang over wooden table and white chairs. Source: Coletivo Arquitetos

18. Black Pendants Illuminate Dining Area Over Large Open Space

Minimalist dining space features a white dining table topped with decorative bowls and set of gray chairs. Black pendants hang from a white ceiling to help illuminate the large space which also benefits from lots of natural light.

Minimalist dining space features a white dining table topped with decorative bowls and set of gray chairs. Black pendants hang from a white ceiling to help illuminate the large space which also benefits from lots of natural light.

19. Large Teardrop Pendants Add to Minimalist Decor

Dining room features black tile flooring with wood beam ceiling and large teardrop pendant lights.

Dining room features black tile flooring with wood beam ceiling and large teardrop pendant lights. Source: ATELIER GÉNÉRAL architecture

20. Oversized Pendants Work Well with Modern Design

Brutalist-inspired oversized pendants illuminate industrial dining space featuring a wooden table. white chairs and interior garden patch with live ornamental tree.

Brutalist-inspired oversized pendants illuminate industrial dining space featuring a wooden table. white chairs and interior garden patch with live ornamental tree. Designed by: egue & seta

21. Bowl Pendant Combines Traditional and Modern Elements

Fresh dining room designed with a twig tree and various decors on the glass shelves fitted on the inset wall niches with a console table in between.In a design that mixes modern and traditional elements, a bowl pendant illuminates dining room featuring craftsman-style furniture, glass shelving and minimalist décor.

22. Cluster of Teardrop Pendants Provide Elegant Lighting

A cluster of teardrop pendants illuminate dining room featuring a glass-top  table surrounded by whitechairs. A wall of sliding glass opens room up to a backyard patio. 

A cluster of teardrop pendants illuminate dining room featuring a glass-top  table surrounded by whitechairs. A wall of sliding glass opens room up to a backyard patio. Source: Trulia

23. Round Pendant Feeds into Waterfront Nautical Theme

A white round pendant illuminates dining space featuring table with wooden seating over light wood plank flooring.

A white round pendant gives off nautical vibes in waterfront setting. The fixture illuminates dining space featuring table with wooden seating over light wood plank flooring. Source: Trulia

24. Glass Pendants Add Touch of Class to Dining Area

A pair of glass pendants hang from a coffered ceiling to illuminate dining room featuring wooden table surrounded by black chairs. Plenty of natural light also comes in through a wall of glass-paneled windows.

A pair of glass pendants hang from a coffered ceiling to illuminate dining room featuring wooden table surrounded by black chairs. Plenty of natural light also comes in through a wall of glass-paneled windows. Source: Zillow Digs 

25. Square Pendants Illuminate Modern Rustic Space

A pair of square pendants illuminate dining room featuring a wooden dining table paired with matching bench and white upholstered chairs. 

A pair of square pendants illuminate a modern, rustic dining room featuring wooden dining table paired with matching benches and white upholstered chairs. Source: Zillow

26. Drum Pendants Decorate Light and Airy Dining Area

Drum pendant lighting hangs over dining area featuring a stone brick accent wall and light hardwood flooring. The wooden dining set is surrounded with black cushioned chairs and a couple of perforated accent chairs covered in white faux fur.

Drum pendant lighting hangs over dining area featuring a stone brick accent wall and light hardwood flooring. The wooden dining set is surrounded with black cushioned chairs and a couple of perforated accent chairs covered in white faux fur. Source: Wayfair “Get the Look”