Have you ever dined in the dark? Although there are a selection of restaurants famed for their pitch-black dining experiences, it’s not a style that’s worth replicating at home. When it comes to minimal dining room lighting, you’ll be much better off if you take a helping hand from names like Industville, Anglepoise, Menu and Normann Copenhagen. What’s more, even the professionals of the dining-in-the-dark world wouldn’t dream of a badly lit kitchen, so neither should you. We’re lighting two rooms with one article today, and we’re doing it all with a budget of just £105. Keep reading to see the best kitchen lighting and Scandinavian dining room lighting ideas.

Industville

Industville is founded on utilitarian values. Taking inspiration from industrial furniture and retro lighting, each piece makes the ideal, durable and stylish kitchen light fixture. Every vintage metal light is low-maintenance and offers a prime opportunity to diversify modern kitchen design.

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This minimal kitchen pendant light makes maximum impact when arranged in groups. The simple design punctuates any room with its memorable metal finish. An indirect effect of the use of a metal lampshade is the quality of light. Light from a vintage incandescent bulb combines with the metallic reflection of this industrial copper lampshade to emit a deep, warm light that retains enough power to be a kitchen spotlight.

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When it comes to Industville’s signature industrial style lighting, few designs epitomise the style as wholly as the Retro Enamel Pendant. This vintage pendant light comes in a variety of authentic and on-trend shades to suit all décor styles. The minimal kitchen pendant is extremely versatile and well-suited to a range of styles but will bring a flash of character to its surroundings. 

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  1. Copper Sleek Large Edison Pendant Lamp
    £39
  2. 8" Brass Brooklyn Flat Flush Mount Light
    £69
  3. 13" Light Sleek Dome Pendant Lamp
    £69
  4. Light Pewter Old Factory Pendant Lamp
    £59
  5. Brass Brooklyn Giant Step Pendant Lamp
    £64
  6. Pewter Vintage Sleek Edison Cone Pendant
    £69
  7. Light Pewter Brooklyn Step Pendant Lamp
    £15
  8. 6" Cone Brooklyn Rusty Cage Pendant Lamp
    £39
  9. Ribbed Glass Brooklyn Antique Funnel Pendant
    £69
  10. 7" Pewter Brooklyn Cone Pendant Lamp
    £69
  11. 8" Brass Brooklyn Umbrella Flush Mount Light
    £69
  12. 16" Light Pewter Brooklyn Step Mount Light
    £15
  13. 12" Brooklyn Cone Pendant Lamp
    £69
  14. Brooklyn Glass Cone Pendant Lamp
    £44
  15. Brass Globe Collection Pendant Lamp
    £69

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White Ceramic 1227 Mini Wall Light
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White Ceramic 1227 Mini Pendant Light

Anglepoise

Anglepoise sets the standard for much of the modern kitchen lighting market. This brand has been doing its thing year in, year out for almost 90 years, so it’s no surprise that it’s a front runner in any decision regarding kitchen or dining room lighting. Every Anglepoise light is characterised by simple confidence – devoid of any frills, all focus is placed on the classic shapes and clean lines that run throughout the collection of minimalist ceiling pendants and retro table lamps

Anglepoise Original 1227 Pendant

While all Anglepoise designs are imbued with signature iconic design, the 1227 Pendant Light is a classic of great proportions. Anglepoise’s 1227 Pendant Light comes in a range of sizes and finishes, our favourites are the Ink Blue Brass Pendant, Jet Black Original Pendant and the White Ceramic Pendant. This versatile ceiling pendant design affords the opportunity to save some valuable table space while acting as a worktop, bar or dining table spotlight thanks to the fabric-braided cable.


  1. Slate Grey Type 75 Mini Wall Mounted Lamp
    £155
  2. Alpine White Type 75 Floor Lamp
    £225
  3. Jet Black Original 1227 Pendant
    £85
  4. Edition One Paul Smith Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp
    £165
  5. Slate Grey Mini Type 75 Desk Lamp
    £135
  6. Copper Lustre 75 Mini Metallic Lamp
    £165
  7. Sienne Type 75 MHL Edition Desk Lamp
    £165
  8. Jet Black Original 1227 Maxi Pendant
    £150
  9. Rose Pink Type 80 Wall Light
    £150
  10. Pistachio Green Type 80 Wall Light
    £150
  11. Jet Black Original 1227 Giant Pendant
    £490
  12. Russet Red Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp
    £135 £95
  13. Black Original 1227 Giant Floor Lamp
    £2,950
  14. Jet Black Original 1227 Wall Light
    £110
  15. Silver Lustre type 1228 Metallic Wall Light
    £130

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Black Cast Pendant
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Black Cast Pendant

Menu

Since 1979, Menu has been providing the world with the best that Scandinavian interior design has to offer. While it’s certainly not rustic Scandinavian design, Menu offers a modern perspective of the famed Scandinavian interior design principles of simplicity, functionality and style. 

Menu Black Cast Pendant

Menu’s Black Cast Pendant takes inspiration from traditional plumb weights. The interplay between the two industrial pendant lamps gives the design a bold, sculptural appearance. This means that even if the lights aren’t in use, this dining room pendant light makes a statement. Altogether the Cast Pendant embodies Menu’s Scandinavian design principles of soft minimalism and quiet tactility. 


  1. Stackable Glass, 18cl Set of 4
    £65
  2. Black Cyclades Vase
    £70 £70
  3. Black Plinth Low
    £1,615
  4. Black Peek Table Lamp
    £270
  5. Black Circular Pendant Lamp
    £600
  6. Polished Brass / Clear Stem Vase
    £150
  7. X-Large Midnight Blue Troll Vase
    £200
  8. Black Afteroom Lounge Chair
    £1,250
  9. Ash / Carbon Bottle Grinder 2 Pack
    £60 £48
  10. Medium Échasse Vase
    £270
  11. Androgyne Lounge Table
    £2,615
  12. Medium Amber Troll Vase
    £50 £35
  13. Black Large Wire Stand & Plant Pot
    £50 £45
  14. Smoke Ø21.5cm New Norm Bowl Set of 4
    £140
  15. Brass / Clear Wine Breather Deluxe
    £85

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Gold / Green Amp Large Pendant Lamp
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Smoke / Black Small Amp Lamp

Normann Copenhagen

Normann Copenhagen’s collection of modern minimal furniture and Scandinavian lighting feels familiar thanks to its understated appearance. Take a closer look, though, and the premium dining chairs, stylish desk lamps and more always feature a refreshing twist. 

Normann Copenhagen Amp Pendant Lamp

Like many of the lamps that we’ve included in today’s round up, Normann Copenhagen’s Amp Pendant Lamp makes the most impact when arranged in groups. Using the different lengths of textile cord provided, create a dynamic still life. We think that this minimalist pendant lamp works best in a dining room as its modern design feels slightly too refined for the kitchen. 


  1. Black Form Armchair
    £265
  2. Brass Grant Wall Lamp
    £605
  3. Grey Tablo Large Table
    £365
  4. Black Tablo Large Table
    £365
  5. Red Form Bar Stool
    £290
  6. Black Leather Ace Lounge Chair
    £1,060
  7. White Tablo Large Table
    £365
  8. Oak / Synergy Pad Low Lounge Chair
    £1,000
  9. Midnight Blue Cap Table Lamp
    £265
  10. Grey Acrobat Table Lamp
    £230
  11. Light Grey / Black Steel Studio Chair
    £265
  12. Blue Tablo Large Table
    £365
  13. Smoke / Black Amp Table Lamp
    £180
  14. Grey / Oak Form Bar Stool
    £290
  15. Black Shelter Table Lamp
    £195

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