There are a lot of factors to take into account when styling a dining area, such as size and layout of the space. Our dining area is open plan, adjacent to the kitchen and surrounded by windows. Without wall space for artwork, I chose to make the lighting a standout feature. The Muuto pendant lights do the job nicely, without having to compete with any other surrounding lighting, such as large pendant lights over the kitchen island or in the living area nearby. While the abundance of light and natural outlook is lovely, I sometimes see dining spaces with amazing artwork and think how nice that would be too. I've recently come across a few of these, each one striking yet very different.
This beautiful light-filled area has the space and ceiling height to handle both a gallery wall and stunning pendant light. In fact the two compliment each other with a mix of frames and clean lines.
If your table is up against a wall, why not try a wall lamp? While a beautiful feature, this lamp doesn't detract from the incredible large-scale artwork. The hero piece of this dining room, I love the way it is casually leaned against the wall.