Creating a Conversation with a Dining Room Chandelier

I’ve always paid attention to light fixtures, especially any kind of chandelier. I’m not really sure why. They just seem to catch my eye. Everywhere, really. But lots of times in the homes of friends and family. So it goes to reason that they’re pretty important in our home, as well.

We changed quite a few light fixtures in our last home, and I imagine we’ll do the same in this one. As far as I’m concerned, it’s an easy way to put a custom stamp on a house, and these days, there are more options than ever before!

For instance, if you are aiming to give your dining room a makeover, (like I will be doing once ours is no longer a 1-year-old twin playroom) one of the most important aspects to consider is the lighting. If you get the effect right, it really adds to the ambience of the space. Many people opt for a chandelier as a stand-out lighting feature in a dining room. Chandeliers can certainly be a great talking point, and you are not limited to just traditional versions.

You can choose from a wide variety of chandeliers for your home. Then all you need to do is look for expert electrical services, to help ensure that the chandelier you choose is expertly installed. (Or at least that’s what WE do. We are NOT DIYers when it comes to electrical stuff…we know our limits!)

The Traditional Option

Even though you have an array of other options, there is nothing wrong with choosing a traditional chandelier. They can add a touch of elegance and romance to any room. But, you do need to think about caring for the chandelier; this may take a considerable amount of time, if you choose a very ornate design. You also need to consider whether the room is big enough to not look swamped by your choice of design.

Opting for Industrial

The industrial look is very popular. Choosing a chandelier with a cleaner lined and metallic, possibly even chunky, appearance can fit well in a dining room which embraces everything industrial.

On the Horizontal

One of the important things to remember, when buying a chandelier, is that you do not have to opt for length on the vertical. There are many square and rectangular chandeliers which are longer horizontally, and do not have as much vertical depth as traditional versions. This could be a good choice for you, if you have low ceilings in your home, but you still want people to talk about your impressive chandelier, over dinner.

Including some Wood

Not everything about a chandelier has to be metallic or glass. If you like the idea of having a wooden feature light in your dining room, take a look at chandeliers which consist of a wooden beam, with lights hanging from it. You can get a real rustic feeling from this type of chandelier.

A Splash of Color

Many of the most familiar chandeliers are light in colour, with the shine of metal, and the sparkle of glass, being common. This does not mean you have to stick to this colour scheme. You can purchase chandeliers in plenty of bright colours, such as red, blue or green. This kind of statement may not be for everyone, but it’s sure to cause plenty of conversation.

Chandeliers have been popular throughout recent history. Many people think of them as always being grand and ornate. But, this is not necessarily the case. Chandeliers can be modern, fun and funky. You should be able to get just the right design to complement the rest of your dining room décor. Whichever look you settle on, you can be sure that a new chandelier will make a great dinner conversation topic.

Take a look at the chandelier that’s currently hanging over your dining room table. Do you like it? What would you change about it?

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

8 thoughts on “Creating a Conversation with a Dining Room Chandelier

  1. When we bought our house there was a beautiful chandelier in the dining room, but the people that sold it took it with them, so now we just have a crappy light fixture. I would love to get a nice replacement chandelier to put in that spot.

  2. We had a chandelier in our dining room and one light would go out at a time. I put all new bulbs init but one would always go out. I would change the whole chandelier, but since my house was haunted, I didn’t want to get the spirits riled up.

  3. I bought our current home because of the chadeliers! They are crystal and pretty, with just the right feel for our home. You’ve featured some lovely options!

  4. love this idea! I definitely need a few more casual ideas. We have eliminated the formal dining area in the house we are building. (married 20 years and the formal dining is pretty, but we’ve never used it once!)

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