The most sophisticated yet very familiar is chandelier. Nowadays there are so many kinds and shapes of chandeliers. It is preferred among home owner because it has unique shapes and gives an impressive touch. You can match the style of your room with the style of the chandelier. Commonly, traditional dining room would have very large and sophisticated chandelier while casual or modern dining room would have simpler one such as crystal chandelier.
Anyway, you can also try pendant lighting. It is quite popular choice for your main source of light. It can match any style but mostly it can deal better with modern and contemporary style of a dining room. The shape of pendant lighting is various, mostly tube. You can modify the placement of pendant lighting if you use more than one. The creative grouping would add additional values for the room.
Next, you can apply sconce lighting. It is wall attached lighting fixture that functions for creating focused illumination. Similar with ceiling lighting, it can stand alone as the main source of lighting in the dining room. However, it can add the more accents to your room. You can choose the style and type based on the theme of your dining room whether it is classic or modern one—the more modern the simpler the shape. Usually, wall sconce lighting is placed in multiple numbers. You can place cabinet between the, or attach them on both side of the door frame.