Just as you add an extra layer during the winter months so, too, can the chandelier in your dining room or kitchen.
Shades designed specifically for these lighting fixtures come solid or patterned, plain or embellished. Prices vary depending on fabric, design, etc.
During the cold months they can add visual warmth and ambience to the room. It's up to you whether you want to remove them come spring.
Check lighting stores and other places where lamp shades are sold, and you may be surprised what a difference a few shades can make.
You may even start eating in the dining room again.