When you host a dinner party, you want to make a fabulous impression on your guests. An excellent way to do this is to awe them with your decor. In a formal dining space, it’s either the table or the lighting that becomes the focal point of the room. Once covered with dishes and food, the look of the table disappears. However, if you make the lighting the focal point, it’s something that your guests will see throughout the meal and won’t soon forget.
Opulent Lighting Ideas
Antique — If you love incorporating antiques into your decor, choose an antique-looking light fixture for your dining room. Opt for a 15-light chandelier to impress. Choose a style with a moonlit patina. This type of lighting, with its thousands of moon-dusted crystals and gold finish, will become a conversation piece in your home. Hand-sewn, silk shantung shades will add even more elegance to this gorgeous chandelier and enhance the look of your dining room.
Traditional — For a lighting fixture that’s equally impressive but more traditional, select a 49-light chandelier with hundreds of glittering accents. This eye-catching design comes with strands of clear or golden-teak crystals. The gems dangle from tiers of glass-coated steel arms, which come in a variety of finishes such as black, chrome, gold, golden-teak, or white to fit your decor.
Theatrical — If you want to make a bold statement, try a theatrical-looking light fixture in your dining room. Hang a stunning 18-light chandelier with a faux alabaster shade that’s trimmed with a dramatic border in a Greek Key or fret design. For a truly striking look, select a fixture with eight arms that embrace hand-blown, etched glass globes from France and also display a golden finish on a Lyre pendant. With hardware in light burnished brass that completes the look, this chandelier will keep your guests in awe.
Transitional — For something a little more contemporary but with a taste of European sophistication, try an 84-light chandelier. This grand piece will impress everyone with its sheer size and beauty. Choose a design with polished crystals for a balance of old and new that will look lovely with multiple types of decor. A chrome finish will provide a modern touch or opt for an Old World gold finish for a more traditional appearance.
Modern — If you want a trendy, modern look in your dining room, try a 40-light chandelier that comes in soft gold, bronze, or a silver leaf finish. A design with modern sculptural blocks of polished, emerald cut crystal glass hanging from adjustable six-foot rods will showcase the contemporary style of your home. The cut of these crystals displays their beauty to perfection and will create a dramatic look that you and your guests will love.
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