Dramatic overheard lights take centre stage in these gorgeous dining rooms.

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While beautiful tables and stylish chairs are among the great features in dining rooms, these stunning chandeliers cannot be ignored. Whether it’s a pair of chandeliers made out of oyster shells or a sea of paper lanterns, these light fixtures steal the show.

1. A Walk in the Clouds

A collection of paper lanterns over the dining table evokes clouds in the sky and adds a whimsical touch to this room. “The room has such formal bones that I wanted to tone it down a bit and make it more casual and fun for a family with so many kids,” designer Chloe Warner says.

2. Sculptural Standout

This dining room features stained-glass door panes, chairs upholstered in an orange-and-red patterned fabric to complement the geometric rug, and a sculptural chandelier fabricated by an artisan in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

3. Follow the Rainbow

A rainbow of colourful pendant lights and equally colourful cords look striking against the whitewashed backdrop in this beach-inspired dining room.

4. Showcase Superstar

The team at Reaume Construction and Design created this dining room; the space features a birch-like wall covering and a stunning Venetian glass chandelier from Susanne Hollis.

5. Shell Game

This dining room features a rustic wood dining table, custom chairs and a pair of oyster shell chandeliers. Designer John McClain describes the space as an “homage to the gorgeous natural elements outside.”

6. Geometry Rules

A geometric smoked-glass chandelier by Bec Brittain makes a bold statement beneath the flat-black ceiling in this Los Angeles dining room. “I had to find something that balanced well with the kitchen pendants,” designer Caitlin Murray says.

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