Thanks to all who offered suggestions and ideas for the dining room light fixture. I did a little intarwebs research and decided that I wanted a semi-flush drum fixture. Luckily IKEA happened to have one that was perfect! So the other night after dinner we took down the fan fixture and put this one up. It was pretty quick and easy!
I really like the way this looks. It’s big enough to be appropriate for the room, but not so overpowering like the fan was.
This fixture uses three LED bulbs, which provide a nice warm light.
And it’s super bright compared to before! Granted, two of the four bulbs on the fan fixture were burned out and we hadn’t bothered to replace them, but still, this one is so much better. I also really like the way the round shape works with our round dining room table, especially since there are so many sharp angles in the space. I also got some new curtains, but I’m going to wait until we’re done putting up trim and other things like that before I hang and hem them.