10 chandeliers for dining rooms

For a truly striking addition to your dining space, we light the way with our pick of stunning chandeliers, from glistening classic styles to on-trend tassels and metallics

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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.

shaded chandelier light

(Image: © Chris Wray)

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.

Marcle crystal chandelier with tiered crystals

(Image: © Fritz Fryer)

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.

Raphael champagne crystal chandelier

(Image: © Furniture Village)

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.

Bubble chandelier cluster light of filament bulbs

(Image: © Dowsing & Reynolds)

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.

Globe crystal chandelier from Artisanti

(Image: © Artisanti)

6. Simple statement

An understated chandelier brings just the right amount of drama to dinner parties. Faux candles bring a historic feel to this Wrought iron Florentine chandelier, £679 from Besselink & Jones

Three candle wrought iron chandelier

(Image: © Besselink & Jones)

7. Putting on the Ritz

Evoke the feeling of an indulgent lunch at a luxury hotel with an early-twentieth-century style light. The Silver and glass drop chandelier, £565 from Barker & Stonehouse, has timeless appeal.

Silver and glass drop chandelier from Barker and Stonehouse

(Image: © Barker and Stonehouse)

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.

Geometric modernist style black and gold chandelier

(Image: © Jonathan Adler)

9. Instant impact

Add wow to any dining room with an extravagant silver chandelier. The Beatrice chandelier, £259 from M&S, has enough glitz without being OTT.

Beatrice Chandelier from M&S

(Image: © M&S)

10. On the fringes

For something completely different, swap your crystals for tassels. Bring boho chic to your dining area with the Ombre Blossom tassel chandelier, costing £40 from Debenhams.

Ombre tassel chandelier

(Image: © Debenhams)