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How to Choose a Dining Table Light

The chandelier or pendant above your dining table isn’t always the only light fixture in the room — designers actually advise against having a single light source — but it probably will be the most visible and make the biggest impact. “Dining table pendants really center the space and give it a focal point, much like kitchen pendants do for counters and islands,” says interior designer Raychel Wade. “On a practical level, they provide direct light to an area that needs it.”

Even if you aren’t relying on the dining table light for illumination, it can be another opportunity to show your design personality. “I usually think of the light fixture as the jewelry of the space,” says interior designer Larina Kase.