Dining Room Lighting
To add a classical touch, choose a chandelier with crystals. Hanging it over a modern table will create a surprising combination. You can make a vintage crystal chandelier more modern by replacing some crystals with unexpected elements, like colorful glass stones or tiles, small decorative polished shells or jewels.
For a modern look, pick a geometric lampshade. Bold geometrics make a strong statement, while providing the dining room with pattern and color. Make a geometric lampshade yourself. Purchase a plain, one color lampshade. Cut out fabric pieces in the shapes of diamonds, circles, squares or stripes. Glue these pieces to the outside of the shade with fabric glue or sew them in place. Make sure that the fabric shapes match the colors of the dining room.
To reproduce the look of the 19th century, get a chandelier with candles. It can be a great addition to the dining room designed in Victorian style. The candles are fake, but the look is original with the convenience of electricity.
If you want to add interest to a plain lampshade, add another shade under or over it. Layering shades adds volume to the lighting fixture. Pick two bell-shaped or square-shaped shades. Match the shapes of the shades to some other shapes in the room. Home centers will have light fixture kits to help you combine the lampshades together.
For flower lovers there are infinite choices. Very beautiful are the wrought iron chandeliers with floral touches. It's a combination of a light fixture and an art sculpture. For the patriots of art, this could be the perfect choice of dining room lighting.