I don’t know about you, but when I think of a chandelier, I automatically conjure up an image of a crystal-laden, traditional, ornate fixture with fake candles, much like this one:
So I was delighted to discover that chandeliers can be current, too! As lovely as traditional chandeliers are, they wouldn’t fit in my humble home (and I shudder thinking about cleaning them). I still want “statement” lighting – but with an updated, contemporary look.
These are some of my favorite modern chandeliers (I had such a hard time narrowing it down, so even though there are a lot, trust me – I love each and every one of them!).
If you prefer a more traditional light without the heaviness of an actual “classic” crystal chandelier, try a cleanly styled model like a Candice Olson chandelier:
For an updated twist on the stereotypical chandelier, try one of these:
Would you rather a funky piece?
This one made my list because of its sheer coolness factor. Check it out all lit up!
For simple beauty with a capiz shell accent border (such an interesting material for a light fixture!):
For those who love the really unusual:
Blown-glass chandeliers? Sign me up!
Do you have a stylish chandelier in your home (or have your eye on one)? Tell me all about it!