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When you’re sorting out your lighting please, please don’t just run down lights throughout the house. Take a little more time thinking about each area and the best light for it. There is nothing intimate or welcoming about downlights and a dining table should be both. Pendant lighting, on the other hand, ensures that the focal point is the table … drawing you to it.
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There are thousands of amazing pendants out there if you want to make a statement.
Some images below to inspire…
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Chandeleirs are a great choice for the dining room. Elegant and beautiful, they can complete a more formal look. Or, when teamed with distressed walls and metal chairs as they have been here, you get a groovier, informal feel.
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Love the idea of overhead candlelight!
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I don’t love the direct light you get from an exposed globe. But these types of industrial globe pendants do look amazing, and mulitples can look even better.
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Open plan homes are the norm now so your kitchen and dining will often share the same lighting plan. That doesn’t mean they have to be the same. I love how they’ve paired a chandeleir with a porcelain pendant here…very cool.