No Overhead Lighting in the Dining Room? Hang a Mobile!

No Overhead Lighting in the Dining Room? Hang a Mobile!

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Regina Yunghans
Jul 15, 2014

Most dining rooms have a pendant or chandelier wired in over the table. When this isn't the case, there are alternatives for lighting like wall-mounting or using a table lamp, but then that focal point over the gathering space is lost. If there's plenty of light in your dining room, but you still feel like something's missing, here's an idea: hang a mobile over the table!

We love this fun idea. If you've got your lighting covered elsewhere, feel free to get really creative with it. Go big, go abstract, go ornate. We're thinking statement here, so knock yourself out! This is a great chance to DIY if that's your thing, or something like the Cherry Red Mobile by Skysetter Mobiles ($150) would fit the bill quite nicely.

Would you ever consider hanging a mobile above your dining room table?

→ Pictured in top photo: CB2 Orbit Mobile (now sold out)

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