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Frequently Asked Dining Room Lighting Questions

Dining Room Lighting by Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Wine and dine in total style. For a cozy night in, proper dining room lighting is an essential piece of the puzzle. The right lighting choice will not only rein in the aesthetic that you create in your space, it will also help set the mood so you, and your guests, feel right at home.

At Ashley HomeStore, we offer the best in variety and the best in value. That means whether you’re looking for a fanciful chandelier, modern pendant lighting or an urban-industrial light fixture, we have you covered with top-of-the-line options.

Which Dining Room Lighting Styles Are Trending?
Adding a stylish light fixture is like putting on that perfect piece of jewelry to complete a look. It just adds a certain pizzazz, and in this case, it also adds practical functionality. There are a few dining room lighting trends that fall in line with fashion-forward, modern style. Right now, modern farmhouse, urban industrial and contemporary glam are majorly trending styles that can be found in dining table lighting options. You can usually identify these styles by looking at the materials and shape of the lighting fixture. For example, urban industrial utilizes a lot of metal and exposed bulbs, while contemporary glam often uses high-shine materials and sleek silhouettes.

You can never go wrong with a large statement piece for your dining room lighting. However, if large chandeliers or long, rectangular pendant light fixtures aren’t your style, there are other ways to light up your dining space.

A very trendy, modern dining room lighting idea is designing your space with cluster-style lighting . This style looks great over smaller-scale dining tables. You can even buy a few single pendant lights and arrange them into your own customized cluster for a very “found” look. This style also translates well over kitchen bar countertops. For more dining room lighting fixture ideas, make sure to check out our dining and kitchen lighting guide.

How Do You Choose the Right Size Chandelier for Your Dining Table?
The dining room chandelier is definitely a huge focal point—so how do you choose the right one when there’s thousands of options available? One of the biggest factors to watch out for is whether the size of your new chandelier makes sense with the size of your dining table.

Many design professionals advise that a chandelier should equate to approximately one-third of the dining table width. That means that a 5-foot dining table should have a chandelier with a diameter of about 20 inches. This general guideline works very well for round or square dining tables, but can be more flexible with oval or rectangular tables.