Choosing the ideal lighting pendant for your dining room can be tricky sometimes. It needs to be a decorative statement, provide enough light for the table and avoid unwanted glare. Much of the functionality of dining room pendant lights can be controlled through proper height placement and choosing the right materials. Glass lighting pendants provide all-around glow, when metal shades are better for more downward focused light. The style is matter of taste and fortunately, there are plenty of modern pendant lights out in the market to create the dramatic look and lighting effect you want in your dining room.