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. Rose / White Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant Lamp
    £39
  2. Copper Glass Outdoor / Bathroom Tube Wall Light
    £85
  3. Dark Pewter / Copper Old Factory Slotted Vintage Pendant
    £99
  4. Brass 16" Brooklyn Step Pendant Lamp
    From £15
  5. Light Pewter Old Factory Pendant Lamp
    £59
  6. 7" Brooklyn Glass Funnel Flush Mount Light
    £69
  7. Copper Old Factory Slotted Vintage Pendant
    £99
  8. Gunmetal Bulkhead Outdoor / Bathroom Marine 4" Flush Mount Light
    From £89 £59
  9. 7" Pewter Brooklyn Cone Pendant Lamp
    £69
  10. 12" Brass Sleek Cone Pendant Lamp
    £69
  11. Brass Vintage Sleek Edison Cone Pendant
    £69
  12. 8" Brass Brooklyn Dome Flush Mount Light
    £69
  13. Black Bulkhead Outdoor / Bathroom Wall Light
    £89
  14. Light Pewter Brooklyn Step Pendant Lamp
    From £15
  15. 16" Light Pewter Brooklyn Step Mount Light
    From £15

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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. Grey / Castlerock 990v5 Sneakers
    £180
  2. Oatmeal / Green Norr Mälarstrand 03 Rug
    From £5
  3. Blakc / Orange Palissy Weekend Bag
    £545
  4. Eiffel 1000mm Wall Lamp by Frama
    £815
  5. Classic Stuff it Box Case
    £95
  6. Ruthenium Komodo Claw Pendant
    £115
  7. Hashira Floor Lamp
    £675
  8. Sunday Morning by Isaac Zoller
    From £110
  9. Oatmeal Basic Bundle
    From £261

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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. White Norm Oval Mirror
    £340
  2. Polished Brass Nimbus Rectangular Mirror
    £1,080
  3. Brushed / Brass Table Matt Opal TR Table Wall Lamp
    £400
  4. Dark Grey Melange Godot Armchair
    £2,500
  5. Colline Offset 1 Seater
    £2,275
  6. Dark Grey Melange Godot 2 Seater Sofa
    £3,000
  7. Black Plinth Low
    £1,615
  8. Bronzed Brass Ø110 Nimbus Mirror
    £875
  9. Black / Khaki Harbour Swivel Chair
    £480
  10. Ash / Light Septembre Sofa Armchair
    £2,395
  11. Black Harbour Swivel Chair
    £480
  12. Black Norm Floor Mirror
    £470
  13. Black Ash / Brass Turning Table
    £450
  14. Smoke 33cm Aer Vase
    £280
  15. Brushed Brass / Matt Opal TR Table Lamp
    £305

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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. Dakar / Natural Oak Knitting Lounge Chair
    £2,495
  2. Olive Moleskin Bomber Jacket
    £250
  3. Dark Olive Big Cor Whiting Overshirt
    £120
  4. White Otto Plate Set of 2
    £95
  5. Dark Stained / Black Leather NY11 Dining Chair
    £500
  6. Black Explorer Apex Rucksack
    £245
  7. White 180 GSM T Shirt
    From £35
  8. Berlin Sofa
    From £1,249
  9. Black Smooth Calf Leather Magut Chelsea Boots
    £240

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