It's no secret that some of our favorite interior design tricks revolve around bringing the outdoors in. Thanks to indoor plants and coastal-inspired decor, being at home can feel like a breath of fresh air or a weekend at the beach even in the comfort of your living room. (Okay, okay, that's a stretch, but it's pretty close.)
Beach-inspired decor can usually be spotted by its mix of organic textures: jute, sisal, rattan, wood, and capiz, along with a natural color palette incorporating a heavy dose of neutrals, blues, and greens.
Today, we're sharing how to bring seaside-inspired design to your dinner table with our favorite coastal dining room lighting ideas. Whether you're shopping for an eat-in kitchen nook or a bonafide dining table, we've got you covered.
This Serena & Lily chandelier gives a nod to tradition with a classic tiered silhouette, while the abaca and coconut beads allow it to maintain a casual, relaxed vibe. While the scale of this piece is quite grand, the airy materials mean that you can use this in a small or large dining space without overwhelming the room.
For a slightly more elevated style, we love this eight-light wood bead chandelier from Ballard Designs. Pair with white, slipcovered chairs for a casually elegant feel that fits perfectly in a coastal dining room.
Becki Owens proves that coastal dining room lighting doesn't have to feature nautical rope, seashells, or coral. For this beach-chic eatery, she went with a pair of glass geometric lanterns that impart a hint of Spanish-influence to a cool and relaxed seaside design, while the brass finish adds a dash of glam.
The shape of this globe chandelier is simple and modern — the perfect combination — while the rope construction gives a nautical nod to the dining room. For a large rectangular table, pair two of the chandeliers side-by-side for a striking but balanced look.
While wood beaded coastal dining room lighting is fairly common, it's the stunning draped composition of this fixture that sets it apart from the rest. Pair with light woods and sea blue accents for a vacation-worthy dining experience.
Weathered gold and rustic rope make this globe chandelier ideal for a coastal dining room. Style yours with Windsor style chairs (as seen here) and a painted wood table to match the relaxed, simple aesthetic.
The classic Empire silhouette may not be the first thing you think about when it comes to coastal dining room lighting. However, combined with wood beads and a rustic wood wagon wheel frame, this fixture becomes the perfect match for beach-chic design. In this space, Kelly from Lily Pad Cottage, has paired it with seaside-inspired prints and seafoam green chairs FTW.
This West Elm chandelier adds a modern edge to coastal dining room lighting thanks to tiered capiz shells hanging from a rectangular frame. Highlight the pearlescent quality of the natural material by pairing with a complementary palette — pink, violet, light blue, beige, gray — and plenty of light, airy materials.
While this rectangular, gold lantern-style pendant from Serena & Lily could work beautifully with a myriad of dining room styles, we love it with seaside-inspired decor. The shape of the lantern allows it to feel just a touch elevated and formal, but the absence of glass keeps the vibe relaxed and airy — the ideal mix for coastal dining room lighting.
Caitlin is the former social media manager and staff writer of TheEverygirl.com in Chicago, now working as a freelance writer from her laptop in New Zealand. She loves soulful, collected interior design that feels like a warm hug, English Breakfast tea, and trips to the theatre.