A statement light over a dining table is not only a great way to create a focal point in the room, but also offers essential task lighting. There are loads of different styles available, and if you worry your space is not big enough, don't panic – our list includes chandeliers of every size.
Here is a round up of Period Living's favourite chandeliers for your dining room.
1. Crystal tears
For an elegant look in a traditional home choose a shaded chandelier in mixed materials like the Abberley crystal droplets chandelier, costing from £2,345, at Christopher Wray. It comes in a choice of black, white or gold-leaf finish and can be made with either Asfour or Swarovski crystals.
2. Diamond in the sky
For ultimate glamour choose a chandelier with layered crystals. The Marcle crystal chandelier, which costs £440 from Fritz Fryer, comes in four sizes, four metals (nickel, bronze, antique brass and polished brass) and with or without a finial.
3. Champagne lifestyle
If you want something unusual, why not choose a coloured crystal? For those who want something really bright there are jewel-coloured options, but the Raphael chandelier from Furniture Village has beautiful champagne tones for a subtle look. It costs £939.
4. Filament bulb cluster
For a statement that is at the same time striking and barely-there, choose a chandelier of exposed filament bulbs. The Bubble chandelier, £149.99 at Dowsing & Reynolds, can be made to order with one or three outlet points and eight to 24 bulbs.
5. Ball chandelier
Try a spherical crystal chandelier for a sophisticated take on the disco ball. The Round crystal chandelier £499 from Artisanti, comes with a metre-long chain and is sure to cast sunbeams all over your dining room.
6. Simple statement
7. Putting on the Ritz
8. Retro appeal
For a modernist take on the chandelier, choose a geometric design that will cast playful patterns of light and shape. The Caracas 16-light chandelier, costing £2,250 from Jonathan Adler, features bulbs sitting in conical holders.