Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chandeliers - From The Simple To The Sublime

Although when redecorating, or just decorating, we tend to agonize over things like paint colors for the walls, upholstery and accent fabrics (well, at least I know I do... I'm not alone, am I?), there is one sometimes overlooked room feature that can take a room from drab to dazzling. Lighting fixture - or, more specifically for this article, chandeliers.

From the sweet and simple metal cottage style pieces to tiers of shimmering crystals, a chandelier can work in almost any room. Whether you use a modest style as an accent piece, or choose a sparkly stunner as the focal point of the room, these lighting fixtures can fit into any role. And with an almost limitless array of styles and colors, you can surely find one to suit your room, style, and budget.

And don't overlook vintage! Even dull and dreary vintage chandeliers can become show-stoppers with a little metal paint and imagination.

Italian designer chandelier takes center stage in a classic Baroque room
This black chandelier adds an elegant touch to a dramatic gray and black room
(by Atmosphere Interior Design Inc.)

Vintage chandeliers add charm to a shabby chic interior
(by Dreamy Whites)

A divine Lladro butterfly chandelier
(Lladro Niagara Chandelier)

More photos after the page break

This cobalt glass chandelier is more of a functional art sculpture
(by John G Wilbanks Photography, Inc.)
The "Jenny" natural shell chandelier by Oly for a classic but contemporary nautical touch
(by Zuniga Interiors)

Love Corbett Lighting's Venetian chandelier in brilliant purple
(by Capitol Lighting)

Only a piece as massive as this traditional tiered crystal chandelier would suit this formal entryway
(by Jennifer Bevan Interiors)

A sleek contemporary chandelier suits the modern feel of this dining room
(by Tobi Fairley)

A smaller scale - but still ornate - chandelier adds a nice touch to this traditional kitchen
(by CCS Woodworks Inc.)


  1. Chandelier's and lighting choices should be given a lot more importance. Every time I stare at my ceiling I wish I could remove the fan and replace it with an antique chandelier. The ceiling fan and the light fixtures are so drab that it hurts my soul. I love the one in the last photo.

  2. I love the way they add a touch of class to a room... unfortunately, all the ceilings in this old house are only about 7' high (except in the kitchen and dining room), so I can't have anything that hangs!

  3. These pictures are really fantastic! They can inspire the homeowners who want to brighten up their homes with lighting fixtures, most especially chandeliers. Keep up the good work!