It Pays to Shop Around – Dining Room Lighting on a Budget

A chandelier for a dining room can get very pricing. It pays to shop around for the best prices for lighting.

Sometimes I can splurge on an item. Like the 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 a lot of beautiful fixtures to select from that are out of my price range.

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Dining Room
Before with builder grade light fixture.

Above is a photo of the basic light from the package that came with the house. It was from Christmas. It was a nice brush nickel light. Not the light fixture that I wanted for the dining room.

Shopping for dining room lights

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!

Lucca Iron Chandelier

I really liked this Lucca Iron Chandelier from Pottery Barn. It had a wonderful casual and classy look.

The price was not bad. This light was a contender. The shipping cost was $149. Ouch! The fixture price, shipping and taxes were 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.

6-light Candle Style Class Traditional Chandelier Perigold

The search continued and I came across this light. It was the arms of the fixture that drew me in. This light came with a price tag that was over $1,000.

It was nice but not the price. I liked the Pottery Barn version better.

It Pays to Shop Around

the budget find of the day

Hamza 6 - Light Candle Style Chandelier

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. And, I had $20 in reward dollars too.

It’s a wonderful light for the price. This light was simply to put together and very easy to install. This new light was installed in 15 minutes.

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 Home.

Here are some of my favorite light fixtures!

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