Lighting Choices For a Multi-purpose Dining Room

Posted in DECOR, DINING ROOM, DIY, GAME ROOM, MAKEOVER CHALLENGES, PLAYROOM
on May 23, 2016
Hi, all! What is up with this weather? I don’t remember a May that was this chilly and wet – I nearly pulled out my tall boots yesterday, and those boots were not rainboots. #fashionblasphemy

Still, we enjoyed a busy but fun weekend full of dance recital rehearsals as well as shows and choral shows. The choral show was at Kings Dominion, and although it was raining, we still managed to fit in lots of mischief late into the day. We ended a splendid time with a yummy funnel cake! #stillfull
Now it’s back to Monday! 

You may remember, that we recently completed our multi-purpose play/dining room. In any multi-purpose room, it can be a bit tricky to choose accents that will work in all ways that the room does. Lighting is one of those accents. Lighting encompasses more than just overhead or ambient lighting, and I am no expert, I just know what I like and what looks good to me and what is pleasing to my eye. 
The lighting in our play/dining room was relatively simple to tackle. We needed mostly ambient lighting with a bit of task lighting. The ambient fixture was required to be sophisticated and yet still have a fun element to it. It also needed to be interesting in its own right, as it would be acting as the focal point of the room more often than a compliment to the table. It couldn’t be too “chandelier-ish” when the room was acting as a playroom but had to be “chandelier-ish” when the room was serving as a dining room. I was looking for a pendant with presence, but one that would also not hang too low so that most people could walk underneath it. Tall order, right.. or is that short order?
No matter what the order, LampsPlus came to the rescue. 
LampsPlus had more than a few sophisticated-fun-interesting-abitchandelierish-perfectly-sized pendant lights for me to choose from all at various price points!
My choice? The Astrapia 13″ Wide Rubbed Sienna 4-Light Foyer Pendant. It was all I needed – It is sophisticated, fun, interesting, a bit chandelier-ish, and it has presence, all in a perfectly sized large pendant. It is truly perfect for my room in my eyes. 
Astrapia 13″ Wide Rubbed Sienna 4-Light Foyer Pendant
Here are some others that I had on my list of maybes. 

Carolyn Kinder Ovala 3-Light Pendant Chandelier |Charleston 13 1/2″ Wide Clear Glass Pendant

Crystal Clear 14 3/4″W Polished Nickel 4-Light Pendant|

Crystorama Solaris 22 1/2″ Wide Olde Silver Pendant

Cuthbert White Glass 15″ Wide Black Iron Star Pendant | Dunnell 18 3/4″ Wide Bronze Foyer Chandelier
Elements 18 1/4″ Wide Charcoal 6-Light Pendant | Hinkley Fulton 22″ Wide Bronze Entry Pendant
Hudson Valley Lynden 22″ Wide Aged Brass Pendant | Hudson Valley Washington 20″ Wide Aged Brass Pendant Light
Hudson Valley Roundout 23″W Polished Nickel Pendant Light | Maxim Bodega Bay 36 1/2″ Wide 6-Light Anthracite Pendant
Metal Lattice 4-Light 20 1/4″ Wide Bronze Pendant Light | Metal Lattice 4-Light 20 1/4″ Wide Bronze Pendant Light
Uttermost Albiano Drum 1-Light Pendant | Maxim Horgen 23 1/2″W Uddo 1-Light Entry Foyer Pendant

Whatever your choice, LampsPlus has you covered with a terrific selection of ambient lighting options with prices to match every budget! 

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