While chandeliers are used in dining rooms, pendant lights are becoming are more popular choice because they’re less expensive and not quite as formal.
Below is our extensive photo gallery featuring dining rooms with pendant lighting.
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This dining room features a wooden dining table and chairs over light wood plank flooring illuminated by a pair of wooden pendant lights that hung from a vaulted ceiling lined with wood beams.
White dining room decorated with a carved wood wall arts mounted above wainscoting. It has wooden dining set with beige velvet accent chairs lighted by clear glass pendants.
Elegant dining room showcases a black dining set that sits on an area rug illuminated by a linear pendant light.
An eat-in kitchen with wood plank flooring topped with a tan rug and coffered ceiling with a hanging drum pendant. It includes a wooden table paired with wicker and beige highback chairs.
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Fresh dining room decorated with a sunburst mirror and lovely wall art mounted above the wooden buffet table and facing the dining table surrounded with gray chairs.
Bright dining room illuminated by a pendant and recessed lights mounted on the tray ceiling. It has a wooden dining table and gray tufted chairs over hardwood flooring.
Luxurious dining room with two-tiered counters lined with gold metal stools. It is lighted by a white pendant that hung from the wood ceiling along with recessed lights.
A frosted glass door opens to a sleek dining room boasting a white dining table and modern metal chairs illuminated by a round pendant.
An open dining room features a wooden buffet table facing the white dining set over herringbone wood flooring.
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.
Modern dining room with dark hardwood flooring and glass paneled windows. It includes a metal dining table paired with white sleek chairs and lighted by a black dome pendant.
Stylish dining room showcases beige chairs and a gray curved dining table fixed to the marble pillar that’s lined with hanging glass pendants.
White dining room offers a sleek floating table across the gray dining table with modern chairs illuminated by a cylindrical pendant light.
A pair of lovely white pendants hang over the charming dining set topped with red and blue mats. It has glass windows that bring natural light in.
Dining area with concrete flooring and gray wall fitted with a display panel. It has a wooden dining table paired with black modern chairs and white pendants.
Neutral dining room decorated with a pair of blank canvas wall arts and large square pendants that hung over a wooden dining table and white skirted chairs.
Three pendant lights illuminate this small dining space featuring modern black chairs surrounding a glossy dining table.
Cozy dining room showcases a white unique pendant light that hung over the wooden dining set. It has full height glazing overlooking a magnificent mountain view.
Fabulous white dining area with an oval dining table and wingback chairs that sit on a beige rug over wood plank flooring. It is lighted by a fancy drum pendant and glass table lamp.
Marvelous dining room offers a frosted glass top dining table along with minimalist chairs and pendant light. It includes a floating display shelf enclosed in glass and mounted on the white panel over stone brick accent wall.
This dining area boasts a bubble pendant light that hung over the wooden dining set. It has a stone brick wall and glass window covered with white grommet drapery.
A fancy crystal pendant illuminates this dining area showcasing a black dining table and white chairs over hardwood flooring.
Magnificent dining area with glass dining table topped with a decorative bowl and paired with brown striped chairs. It is lighted by a glass bubble pendant that hung from the tray ceiling.
Modern dining room accented with oversized spherical pendants that hung over the black table and gray chairs. It has a white brick wall and hardwood flooring topped with a blue rug.
A white unique pendant illuminates this dining room along with natural light from the full height glass windows. It has white dining chairs that sit at a wooden table complementing the hardwood flooring and wooden shelves.
Natural light streams through the panoramic windows covered with white sheer curtains in this modern dining room. It has a white dining set that sits on a blue rug.
Warm dining room features a natural wood dining table with taupe chairs lighted by a pair of drum chandeliers. It has a wooden buffet table topped with glass table lamps and framed wall arts.
Bright dining room showcases wood plank flooring and full height glazing with a sparkling pool view. It has a white dining set illuminated by a modern pendant that hung from the tray ceiling.
Classy dining room with tray ceiling and dark wood plank flooring topped with a geometric rug. It includes a high gloss dining table topped with an elegant centerpiece and surrounded with patterned highback chairs.
An oversized pendant light illuminates this dining room boasting a stone accent wall and curved dining table with white chairs.
Sophisticated dining room offers a dark wood dining table and white highback chairs lighted by a pair of black dome pendants. It has wood framed windows dressed in white sheer curtains.
A white archway opens to a bright dining room with an oval dining table and wooden chairs that sit on a brown shaggy rug over rich hardwood flooring.
Gray dining room features a round dining table and wooden chairs illuminated by a lovely pendant and wall sconces.
This dining area showcases a marble top dining table and white chairs lighted by a pair of gold pendants that hung from the tray ceiling.
An open dining area offers a dark brown dining set that sits on black tiled flooring. It is illuminated by white pendants and natural light from the glazed windows.
A warm dining room with tree stump dining table paired with matching benches and chairs. It has marble tiled flooring and glass windows overlooking a serene outdoor view.
Eat-in kitchen boasts a floor to ceiling glass windows and light hardwood flooring. It includes a square dining table surrounded with gray velvet chairs and illuminated by a pendant light.
Airy dining room features glass doors and marble flooring topped with a lovely rug. It has a glossy wooden table and orange tufted chairs lighted by a pendant and wall sconces.
Marvelous dining room with a marble dining table topped with a runner and lovely centerpieces. It is paired with classy upholstered chairs that sit on an area rug.
Modern cube pendant lights hang over the white dining table and leather chairs in this open dining area.
This dining room showcases a fancy crystal pendant that hung from the tray ceiling over a black dining table surrounded with brown chairs.
An open floor plan house with a dining space featuring a gray dining table and woven chairs lighted by white pendants. It has panoramic windows with an amazing outdoor view.
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.
Modern dining room offers a freestanding fireplace that faces the white dining set over light hardwood flooring.
Industrial dining room decorated with lovely wall arts and chrome vase that sit on the floating storage. It has a wooden dining table and white metal chairs lighted by various styled bulb pendants.
Benefits of pendant lighting in the dining room
Less expensive than chandeliers: Chandeliers are popular in dining rooms, but you can save with pendant lights and still have beautiful lighting.
- Many designs to choose from: You can match the light design with the materials, colors, and style of your dining room.
- Distribute light evenly throughout the room: A linear line of three pendants can nicely distribute light throughout the room.
- Dimming capabilities: You definitely want a dimmer with your dining room lights and pendants accommodate this.
- Great for high ceilings: You can drop pendant lights a long way so if you have a tall ceiling, it’s a great lighting solution.
- Specific lighting direction: Pendant lighting can “up-light” or “down-light” so that you get the exact lighting effect you want.
- Casual, but look terrific: The other main options are chandeliers and flush-mount ceiling lights. Chandeliers are more formal while flush-mount ceiling lights are too casual. Pendant lights fall in a happy middle.
- Accommodate many types of bulbs: Pendant lights can come with the ability to accommodate many types of bulbs including LED, incandescent, compact fluorescent, and halogen bulbs. Of course, be sure when choosing the pendant light that you look to which type of bulb goes with it. Pendant lights don’t fit all bulbs; instead, you can find different pendant lights to accommodate different types of bulbs.
Popular Dining Room Pendant Lighting Styles
- Modern & Contemporary
- French Country
What I find fascinating about light fixtures is the vast amount of choice. In fact, some huge lighting retailers make it possible for you to actually choose and search via interior design style. This way, if you have a rustic dining room design, you can easily narrow your options down quickly by looking for rustic style pendants.
Where to buy Pendant Lights for the Dining Room
Here’s a batch of reputable online retailers who sell pendant lights:
- Kitchens with pendant lighting.
- Dining Room Photo Gallery (all dining rooms).
- Extensive Ceiling Light Guide
- Pendant Light Buying Guide