Lighting Wow: Dining Rooms

Lighting can truly enhance any space but dining rooms have to be one of my favorite places to bring in the Wow Factor when it comes to lighting. I think I love designing dining rooms so much because of what they represent, good food and good company. A place to reconnect and relax. The lighting fixture you choose can set the mood you are after, create a focal point for the room or complement a fabulous dining table. Whatever the task, you can bet a fabulous fixture over the dining table will get the job done. 

Adding a pop of color with the fixture creates a lovely focal point. I am crazy for turquoise and love that the fixture is tiered, bringing your eye up to the trey ceiling.

An eclectic take on dining; this fabulous sphere provides just the right amount of wow to complement the sleek modern choices in the room.

Adding a touch of soft elegance to a rustic farm-table and industrial chairs. This fixture is light and airy and its shape complements the table perfectly.

Some lantern love in a country french space. Hanging two of the same fixture adds to the dramatic feel in addition to the black iron finish. Below, a small space does not mean you have to compromise on the wow factor. In both dining areas the lighting sets the mood, adding a touch of chic.

A more traditional dining space incorporated the double fixture concept with crystal chandeliers, providing  just the right amount of sparkle and wow.



One of the best things about designing for so many different clients is that they each have their own distinctive style. I need to be able to shift gears quickly from traditional to modern and rock both looks as well as everything in between. A modern light fixture and furnishings look spectacular combined with the traditional architecture of the home. Below, drum lights in aqua add the perfect pop of color complementing the white surroundings.




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  • Connie

    Lots of great ideas for fixtures. Love your blog.

    • Cathy from Adore Your Place

      So happy you are enjoying our blog! I am crazy for lighting, so much fun.

  • Andrea

    The first dining room is so me, the wainscoting, the chocolate brown walls, the grass green and the perfect chandelier!

    • Cathy from Adore Your Place

      I love this one as well, so livable and inviting!

  • Claire

    Lighting is somuch fun, I really love the aqua chandelier in the first picture.

    • Cathy from Adore Your Place

      That fixture and color is so pretty, makes the room.