A chandelier for a dining room can get very pricing. When it comes to shopping for light fixtures, it pays to shop around. There are times when I can splurge on items for a room like my chandelier in my master bedroom. Other times, I need to adhere to a budget.
My new modern farmhouse has an open concept. I love it! It is a semi-custom home and we were able to make a lot of selections for our home at a design center. It did have limitations and one of them was the choice of light fixtures or lighting packages. The selections available were not what I envisioned for our home.
For us to change out all of the light fixtures on the first floor would be expensive with an open concept. It involved replacing of eleven lights at some point on the first floor. It would be necessary to set a budget and adhere to it. The dining room lighting on a budget would be tough. There are so many beautiful fixtures out there and so many out of my price range too.
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Above is a photo of the basic light from the package that came with the house. It’s also a photo from Christmas (LOL). The light is fine but not what I really wanted for the dining room.
For this house, I wanted a casual and cozy feel to it. I wanted that same feeling with the chandelier over the table. Nothing fancy!
I really liked this Lucca Iron Chandelier from Pottery Barn. It had the classic cozy vibe that I wanted for this room. It complimented the other lights that were replaced over the island and kitchen table. It has been sitting in my cart for months.
The price was not bad. It was a contender until I saw the $149 shipping cost. When you add the fixture price, shipping and taxes. It was eating a good chunk of my budget.
It’s a beautiful light and if it fits your budget go for it. It’s available in two different colors. You can find it here.
The search continued and I came across this light. It was the arms of the fixture that drew me in. However, the price was over $1,000.
Hmmm, way over my budget and I still liked the Pottery Barn version better.
Then the stars aligned over on Wayfair. I came across this chandelier and my heart stopped. It had the arms that I liked. Check! It was black. Check, check! It looks very similar to the Pottery Barn version. And, the price was…
Wait, did I see that price right? I better read the reviews (highly recommend). OK, the reviews were amazing about this chandelier.
It’s under $170! CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!
Yep, you saw that right. It was $169.99 plus taxes…with free shipping. I also had $20 in reward dollars too.
It’s a lovely light for the price. When it came in, I immediately open the box and set up the light. It was simply to put together and very easy to install. In less than 15 minutes, the new light was installed.
Yes, it’s not higher end. It works in the room and with my budget. Remember, I have eleven light fixtures to replace just on this first level.
If this is something you like check out the Hamza 6 Light Candle Style Chandelier.
It pays to shop around! Remember, you can make your house beautiful without breaking the bank. You can find great items for your home at Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart, Target and Homegoods. And, save your splurging for that chandy you fell in love with for your master bedroom. That’s exactly what I did in my house.
You can always find the resources for my home at Shop My House.
Here are some of my light favorites!