13 Affordable Rustic Dining Room Lighting Options

One of the many reasons we just can't get enough of rustic style is that it combines a bit of elegance with low-maintenance charm. Emphasis on the rugged, natural beauty and texture of materials such as wood and iron are beautiful characteristics of this design trend, but rustic spaces can also quickly become heavy and dark without the right light fixtures. So here are 13 affordable lighting options that will highlight and complement your rustic dining room, allowing you and your dinner guests to bask in the natural warmth of your design while savoring the main course.

Rustic meets industrial with this drum-shaped pendant. The soft linen-blend shade is wrapped with a black metal finish frame for a simple, but unique look.

Dine by candlelight — well, almost — with this gorgeous rectangular eight-light chandelier. The heavy wood frame with riveted black metal detailing is balanced out by the frosted glass pillars for a strong look with lots of charm. Something like this would work well over a rectangular dining table or a kitchen island.

Add a little industrial glamour to your rustic design with this one-light pendant. The glass shade and aged brass metal combine to create a striking fixture that will cast a special glow in your dining room. This fixture is twelve inches in diameter, so if you have the space, hang more than one.

Hand-forged, the architectural frame of this pendant packs a big visual punch. The square open lantern has a rich bronze finish and houses a cluster of four drip candle sleeves. The result: Simply beautiful.

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Delightfully chic, this cone-shaped metal shade is a lovely way to bring a bit of refinement to your rustic dining room. The tapered pendant features a luxe gold-tone finish that will add a playful sparkle to your humble abode.

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Go for a slightly vintage-industrial meets rustic-farmhouse theme with this beaten, blackened steel pendant. The dome shade, with machining hook and chain, add a modern and urban element to an otherwise earthy design scheme.

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Black iron and wood have never looked so good! When you combine a bit of sophistication and ruggedness, you get this strapping chandelier topped with warm linen shade. This fixture's rectangular silhouette would be ideal over a long dining room table.

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There is something about this circular fixture that reminds us of wine tasting — perhaps it's the name. In any event, we fully support the idea of transforming your dining room into a winery in Napa. Sip and relish every morsel under the light of this iron barrel hoop chandelier, hanging from six thick burlap ropes.

Go antique! Antique white, that is. If you can't find (or afford) an actual vintage piece to complete your rustic dining room, try something like this little handcrafted wooden pendant light. The wire mesh detailing and distressed finish make this charming fixture a truly unique selection.

Woven leather and burnished metal, need we say more? This handsome chandelier will definitely add a bit of refinement to your rustic design scheme. The warmth of the distressed antique-brass finish is complemented by the four cotton-linen drum shades. Each shade features leather trim, which is stitched and woven by hand for a truly tailored look.

faux antler chandelier
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If you're aiming for a mountain lodge aesthetic, this faux antler chandelier is a must-have. The antlers are carefully sculpted and hand-painted to create an authentic natural appearance. And bonus: No furry woodland creatures were harmed in its making.

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You've been warned: This rope construction chandelier will tug at your heart strings. With eight candle drip bulb sockets and black steel frame, this lighting fixture has found a way to make hemp rope classy.

A slender French-inspired candelabra might be the luxurious touch that your rustic dining room is missing. The thin iron frame appears delicate, while the material itself is very strong and industrious, striking a lovely balance.

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Move over steel, this industrial pendant just got a makeover, and we approve. The exposed bulb pendant with clear glass shade, hangs beautifully on its own. However, in this case we think hanging more than one is definitely better, and you can't beat the great price.


Madison Vanderberg

Madison Vanderberg

Madison Vanderberg is a writer — mostly for the internet (HelloGiggles, Obsev, Racked), occasionally for the screen. When she's not writing, she's following realtors on Instagram and daydreaming about her future Scandinavian-inspired home.