Take Back the Light With These Luminous Fixtures

These 11 light fixtures will help you fight the darkness that comes with the end of daylight saving time.
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Daylight saving time has ended, which means the darkness is no longer creeping up on us in the early evening — it's running us over! It's nothing that the right light fixture can't overcome, and I've seen some stunners lately.

Transitional Dining Room Features Colorful Modern Art

Transitional Dining Room Features Colorful Modern Art

A "Dolce" capiz shell chandelier by Corbett Lighting hangs above a trestle-style dining table in this transitional, oceanside dining room. A long, upholstered bench and mix of chairs provide diverse and ample seating. Soft gray walls allow blues and green in the art and accessories to pop.

Photo by: Susan Carnes

Susan Carnes

Enrique Crespo crowned this transitional dining room with the soft glow of a capiz shell chandelier. Capiz shell light fixtures can be found at nearly any budget, which makes them a popular choice to add understated glamour to any space.

Open Plan Kitchen With Spacious Island and Coffered Ceiling

Open Plan Kitchen With Spacious Island and Coffered Ceiling

This traditional kitchen features a large kitchen island with dark brown cabinets and a teal stone countertop. Two glamorous chandeliers hang from a coffered ceiling, while white cabinets decorate the remainder of the space. The kitchen's open floor plan allows for easy access to the nearby living room.

Photo by: John R. Wood Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

John R. Wood Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Beaded chandeliers can also adjust within a budget and can be dressed up or down, depending on the style of a room. These beaded beauties lean toward the luxury side thanks to their pairing with an oversized kitchen island, marble countertops and a coffered ceiling.

Neutral Modern Wood-Paneled Dining Room and Kitchen

Neutral Modern Wood-Paneled Dining Room and Kitchen

The white cabinets, island and pendant lights are a crisp, fresh contrast to this kitchen and dining area's floor-to-ceiling wood paneling. The minimal furnishings and neutral palette let the stunning architecture be the main visual attraction. Architecture by Jasmit Rangr.

and Rangr Studio

Photo by: Paul Warchol

Paul Warchol

Pendant lights are among the most practical choices for lighting, but why not have a little fun with them? Tamara Eaton grouped similar — but not matching — modern Tom Dixon lights to add a retro look to this sleek, organic space.

Transitional White Kitchen With Stunning Vaulted Ceiling

Transitional White Kitchen With Stunning Vaulted Ceiling

This spacious kitchen features all-over white cabinets that serve as a gorgeous contrast to a gray mosaic tile vaulted ceiling. An elegant chandelier enclosed in a glass cylinder hangs over the kitchen island, while white and light blue upholstered pub-style chairs provide casual dining space.

Photo by: Courtney Lively Photography

Courtney Lively Photography

Traditional, crystal chandeliers never disappoint when illuminating a kitchen or dining room. Red Egg Design Group added a sheer drum shade to this crystal chandelier to help marry its traditional style with the rustic patina of the brick ceiling.

Cozy Family Room Features Playful Lighting

Cozy Family Room Features Playful Lighting

Whimsical lighting steals the show in this cozy family room. Behind the sofa, string lights gracefully adorn the wall, and above the armchair, a lighted art installation adds a cool, crisp pattern to the space.

Photo by: Claire Esparros for Homepolish

Claire Esparros for Homepolish

Simple light fixtures are especially effective in casual settings. Justin DiPiero selected a smart industrial light fixture and a string of cafe lights that are easily hung on -- and plugged into -- the wall.

Small Lounge With Multicolored Chandelier

Small Lounge With Multicolored Chandelier

The whimsical custom chandelier in this cozy nook was fabricated with 266 brightly colored cylinders. Each cylinder is suspended by fish wire and lobster hooks.

Photo by: Matt Waclo

Matt Waclo

When you can't find the right fixture, sometimes the answer is to get creative. Studio V fabricated this whimsical chandelier with 266 brightly colored cylinders. Each cylinder is suspended by fish wire and lobster hooks. 

Pendant Lights Define Dining Area in Open Plan Home

Pendant Lights Define Dining Area in Open Plan Home

Three pendant lights hanging from a funky ceiling structure help define the dining space in this open concept home. A long dining table and sleek dining chairs keep the look clean and sophisticated.

Photo by: Tre Dunham

Tre Dunham

The blingier the light fixture, the better if you're wanting to up the luxe look in your space. The trio of modern, crystal chandeliers selected by Jenkins Custom Homes for this dining room look very similar to a set of diamond rings.

Pink and Gray Dining Room With Pink Chairs

Pink and Gray Dining Room With Pink Chairs

This elegant dining room is the perfect spot for a couple who love to entertain. The large table seats a dozen guests comfortably. The mix of gray and pink decor is both sophisticated and playful.

Photo by: Anthony Bonisolli

Anthony Bonisolli

Even when hanging from a hot pink ceiling, these five Regina Andrew pendant lights still manage to steal the show. Daniel Dionne uses the lights to help balance the drama of the ceiling and the hot pink chairs in this daring dining room.

Dining Room Blends Traditional & Midcentury Modern Styles

Dining Room Blends Traditional & Midcentury Modern Styles

Traditional meets midcentury modern in this chic dining room. A classic wood dining table anchors the space, and the chairs that surround it boast a fun, geometric-patterned upholstery. A floating green cabinet and mod light fixtures complete the look.

Photo by: Daniel Flatley

Daniel Flatley

Sharon Flatley proves that a midcentury-modern pendant light can easily be at home over a more traditional dining set. Simple white lamp shades on crystal bases set on the sideboard help balance the style of the pendant light.

Warm Orange Dining Room

Warm Orange Dining Room

This transitional orange dining room is a celebration of autumn. The dining table provides a simple yet sophisticated place to entertain next to the fire.

Oversized industrial lights hung in a cluster add a welcoming touch of informality to this cozy family room by Chango and Co.

Re-Imagined Kitchen Boasts Ultra-Modern Style

Re-Imagined Kitchen Boasts Ultra-Modern Style

This black and white kitchen showcases a sleek and modern sensibility with its minimalist approach. Designers at Design Platform selected very tall cabinets to complement the room's high ceilings and to add much-needed storage space. The room was able to accommodate larger accent pieces such as the artwork and pendant lights, as well as a larger island for additional seating. Matte porcelain tile, cove lighting and rift oak cabinets also help create this rich, modern look.

Photo by: David Lauer Photography

David Lauer Photography

The ultimate light fixture for a clean look is a pendant light with a simple drum shade. Design Platform grouped these pendant lights together to add understated drama to this sleek kitchen.

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Contemporary Chandelier

Chandeliers aren't just for traditional dining rooms: A floral chandelier complements the ghost dining chairs and gloss brown table. A mirrored white buffet table provides a spot for decorative accents, like vases and candles.

From: Sullivan Design Studio

Classic Chandelier

Simple and effective, a chandelier over the table is a classic way to light a dining room. Improve this lighting feature by installing a dimmer to enhance the mood of your meals.

Track Lighting

Track lighting can often be the best option to highlight specific parts of a room, like a favorite piece of art. In this modern dining room, the wavy track lighting becomes a focal point along with the graphic artwork and towering centerpiece.

Dual Chandelier

Two contemporary pendant lights serve double-duty as art. Romantic upholstered chairs surround a Versace dining table. Tangerine-hued draperies open to allow natural light to bounce off the hand-carved fireplace.

From: Troy Beasley

Cove Lighting

Cove lighting, installed in a ledge high on the wall, adds a glamorous touch to this elegant dining room. A sparkling crystal chandelier and coordinating wall sconces cast ambient light throughout the room. Design by Lina Khatib

Layers of Light

Recessed and pendant light and table lamps provide plenty of lighting in this open-concept dining room. The windows surrounding this gorgeous dining room make the space feel as if it's floating in the night sky. The open timber ceiling structure adds to the woodsy, natural vibe.

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Intero Real Estate Services, Inc.

Photo By: Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Pendant Lights

Glass pendant lights provide ambient lighting and put the spotlight on this dining room's beautiful Carrera marble table. The custom-designed wall of shelving is equipped with brilliant accent lights, making it the focal point of the room. 

Wall Sconces

You can enhance your dining room's design style with the right wall sconces. In this French Country dining room, delicate candle-like sconces flank a charming fireplace.

Table Lamps

A pair of quirky table lamps placed on a sideboard wash the walls with light for subtle ambient illumination. The chandelier over the dining table draws attention to the silver leaf ceiling. Design by Ana Donohue

Photo By: Warren Patterson

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