17 Elegant Lighting Ideas for Dining Rooms

green dining room with wall and pendant ceiling lighting
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Lighting ideas for dining rooms need to fulfil multiple roles and purposes. Not only to set the mood while entertaining guests, but also to illuminate family dinner catch-ups and create a focal point in the room, making the space feel like a destination away from our more commonly-used areas. 

Despite open plan living merging our social spaces in recent years, dining rooms provide a solace away from the public areas and the lighting design plays an important role in making the room feel special. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.