The perfect dining room lighting ideas are key to creating a welcoming glow, adding some stylish fittings, oh and on a practical level they let you see what you are eating of course. So we’ve found some great budget ideas which won’t break the bank, and all come in at under £100. We have covered all styles of pendant light too from boho textured shades to modern Mid-century lights.
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1. Pick a textured pendant for a rustic dining room
This clever String Pendant shade is actually made from black and white string which is really unusual. Hang a pair above your dining table and look out for other textures like these grey vases, tactile runner and wooden bowls. Dried flowers are a big trend this season so use them to add another textural layer to this fabulous dining room style.
2. Pick up some bargain IKEA lighting for your dining room
We love the simplicity of these NÄVLINGE dark red pendant lights, and they are a fabulous £10 each. They give off a glare-free light which is ideal for a dining table and you can use red as an accent for the rest of your dining table scheme – plates, seat cushions, table runner – to keep the look cohesive.
3. Make a statement with some colourful dining room lights
How cool is this Sorel green metal ceiling light? It’s certainly one for lovers of modern styling and we love how it adds a splash of colour to this scheme. This design is a Habitat original and it creates a striking centrepiece, the three oversized shades allow the light to cascade evenly, and it would also work well over a kitchen island.
4. Keep it simple with glass pendants
Choosing a clear glass pendant will help to create the illusion of space, as you can see through the shade. This will work particularly well if your dining space is on the small side. This Gloucester linear bar from Next has three gorgeous glass shaded pendants with chrome detailing – their design ensures they will suit both trad and modern schemes.
5. Create contrast in a dramatic dining room
How dreamy is this dining room? To make this style work you need the contrast of light and dark, and Argos Home’s Wilderness ceiling pendant light certainly creates that! Made from opal glass it gives a diffused light and the rich gold fitting adds a glamorous feel – it looks stunning against the navy walls.