Best Lighting for Holiday Entertaining

Uncover Progress Lighting's tips to transform your dining room lighting and set the perfect stage for entertaining and holiday gatherings.

Best Lighting for Holiday Entertaining

The dining room is the heart of your home, a place where delicious meals are shared, memorable moments are created, and cherished memories are made. As we approach the holiday season, it's the perfect time to revamp your dining room with new lighting that will enhance your space and set the stage for unforgettable holiday entertaining.

Lighting Trends for Dining Rooms

Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood. Here's our guide to selecting the best style for your dining room and a few of our favorite designs.

Dining Room Chandeliers for Any Style

Chandeliers have made a strong comeback, and they're not just for grand dining rooms. Choose a chandelier that complements your dining room's style, whether modern, traditional, or bohemian. Oversized, crystal, or unique geometric designs can be a focal point, adding elegance and drama to the space.


Featuring Arya

The Arya Chandelier has a lively essence created by the rhythm of slender, graceful features. Staggered arms are suspended from a central axis in an impressive twelve-light, defining this bold architectural form. For an updated take on a classic chandelier, try the Vertex Chandelier, composed of angular forms and clear glass shades, to create a bold design that perfectly complements dining rooms. Suppose you're a fan of modern farmhouse design. In that case, the Breckenridge Chandelier is a rustic yet refined design that presents a statement of minimalist style, from stately candles that accent a vast circular frame.

Hanging Pendants for Entertaining


Featuring Cordova

Pendant lights are versatile and come in a wide variety of styles. Cluster them over the dining table for a trendy look using a canopy kit, or choose a single, oversized pendant for a more dramatic effect. Consider materials like glass, metal, or rattan to match your decor. Make a statement with our large Cordova Pendant, whose modern organic style comes from its airy handwoven black rattan frame. For a modern interpretation of a smaller pendant, we like the Silva Pendant, whose dramatic silhouette is ideal for grouping above a dining table.

Adding Ambience with Wall Lights

Atwell_P400326-009_P710114-009_Nickel_Day_On-MAINexp_WEBFeaturing Atwell

Wall sconces and wall brackets can create an intimate and cozy atmosphere. They're an excellent choice for adding ambient lighting to your dining room and can be placed strategically to highlight artwork or accent walls. One of our favorites, Atwell, has a stunning two-globe design. For something a bit more traditional, try Parkhurst, whose graceful curves and bold angles combine to create a softly structured look.

Setting the Mood with LED Lights 

Invest in dimming systems or select dimmable, integrated LED lights to create a customizable ambiance in your dining room. You can adjust the brightness according to the occasion, whether a romantic dinner for two or a festive holiday gathering with friends and family.

Updating your dining room with the latest lighting will create a stunning space for holiday entertaining. Whether you prefer a traditional, modern, or eclectic style, there are plenty of options to help you host memorable holiday gatherings.

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