As much as we would love to renovate every single room in our house and turn it into our Pinterest dream, finding the budget and the time makes that seriously prohibitive. But you don’t have to settle—there’s a sneaky trick that’ll help you update your dining room without any demolition involved. It all comes down to your lighting. Watch and be amazed.
Were we expecting this? Not at all, but do we want to immediately copy it? Abso-freaking-lutely.
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If you’re obsessed with anything mid-century modern, this ones for you. This fixture feels retro, but doesn’t look too dated.
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Want something that looks expensive but won’t actually break your bank? Try a paper pendant.
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In this octagonal dining room a vintage Sputnik pendant hanging from the skylight glams it up. It’s a less fussy alternative to a traditional crystal chandelier.
If you want to keep your dining room neutral, add some character with a bold drum shade. Choose one with a subtle pattern and it’ll pop even more.
This dining room is already giving off art deco vibes thanks to the mirror and lamps, but the chandelier takes it over the top. For a little bit of glam that doesn’t feel too dated, try a geometric fixture.
These two English street lanterns were originally pole-mounted. They add a more relaxed feel to a dining room.
Electric colors bring energy to a 1960s-inspired beach house. The wood chandelier with tiny linen shades ups the cool, casual feel.
A simple pendant fixture takes the formal edge off this dining room. If your furniture feels a bit more stiff, take a playful approach to lighting to balance it out.
This beach house dining room gets more coastal charm thanks to shell chandeliers. The sound they make in the breeze will have you forever dreaming of the sea.
Don’t want your farmhouse to feel too shabby chic? Industrial lighting to the rescue.
For beachy boldness, light a dining table with rattan pendant lamps. If you don’t live by the coast, they’ll still help add a laid-back feel to your space.
A bubble chandelier gives this tiny dining nook so much whimsy. If you aren’t working with a ton of space, try a tiny chandelier.
An abalone chandelier in the dining room of this Hollywood Hills farmhouse is a luminous foil for the elegantly distressed table.
If your room is busy thanks to pattern, color, or an impressive gallery wall, opt for a simple chandelier. Choose something neutral with clean lines so it doesn’t look too chaotic.