10 Stunning Dining Room Light Fixtures Under $500

Make your dining room shine without breaking the bank.

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When planning the furniture and decor for your dining room, one of the most important design decisions you’ll make is your light fixture. Often serving as the center of focus in your dining room, the light fixture you choose will really set the overall tone for your space.

The challenge with light fixtures, though, is that they can often be pretty pricey. And since most of us are not dealing with an unlimited budget, they can quickly eat away at a project’s bottom line. We did a little digging for chic and stylish fixtures that are all under $500. Here are our 10 favorites in a variety of styles and finishes. Take a look:

1: Sleek + Mod

Photo by: Rejuvenation


Available in seven color choices, this simple, cone-shaped pendant is a great choice for a more modern dining room. This fixture is perfect as a single unit over a smaller table or in a pair for a larger space.

Butte Cone Pendant, Rejuvenation, $399

2: MCM Vibes

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Urban Outfitters

Based on George Nelson's bubble lamp, this updated fixture is perfect if you want to bring some midcentury modern vibes into your space. It’s available in both white and brown, so it would work well with almost any color scheme.

George Nelson Cigar Pendant, Urban Outfitters, $439

3: Brass Beauty

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West Elm

Here is another midcentury modern-inspired chandelier, which would be a great choice if you need a more horizontally-structured fixture. Inspired by a midcentury task lamp design, this fixture features an antique brass finish and white linen shades.

4: Classic + Simple

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This globe light is such a classic, it could work well with any modern design style or color scheme. Taking its cues from vintage nautical instruments, this fixture is large enough to make a statement in your space but also simple enough not to distract from other elements in the room.

Globe Pendant Light, CB2, $249

5: Golden Bands

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Shades of Light

The compact design of this banded pendant is a great choice for a space with a lower ceiling. The antique gold hue would look fantastic in a room with a darker color scheme or even as a metallic pop in an all neutral space.

Golden Bands Metal Pendant, Shades of Light, $249

6: Industrial Cage

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This petite, industrial-inspired caged pendant is a perfect option for most dining rooms. The caged design produces a unique, grid-like wash of light, so it’s the perfect budget-friendly choice if you're looking to create a more moody vibe in your space.

Harper Blvd Reade Pendant Light, Overstock.com, $58

7: Seaside Style

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If the beachy vibe fits the style of your home, this chandelier is a fun option for your dining room. Made up of individual oyster shells, the larger-sized chandelier would definitely serve well as the focal point in your dining room.

Seaside Chandelier, Wayfair, $198

8: Vintage Globes

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The Lamp Goods

With three clear globes, this chandelier is another perfect choice for a long dining room table. With its oil-rubbed, bronze finish and Edison bulbs, it would instantly bring a vintage-inspired feel to your space.

Modern Light Trio + Edison Bulbs, The Lamp Goods, $350

9: Slim + Aluminum

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All Modern

Here’s an inexpensive, slim, aluminum pendant which is a great solution for a tiny dining room. The sleek, geometric design has a modern feel. And while the single bulb won't necessarily create a ton of additional light, it would make a nice addition in a tighter space or even in the corner of a larger room.

10: Casual Rattan

Photo by: IKEA


A medium-sized rattan pendant like this is a great choice if you want to bring a bit of the boho vibe into your dining room. This fixture puts off a diffused, shadow-rich wash of light, creating a warm, moody feeling in your space.

Boja Pendant Lamp, IKEA, $70

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