Chandeliers are a great way to light a living room or entrance. They add plenty of drama to almost any space, and they come in a wide variety of materials and styles. Although there are many options available, you might not know how to choose the right style for your space. Chandeliers come in traditional to contemporary styles, and firmly understanding all of the styles available is one of the best ways to figure out which one will look the best in your space, so here are some of the most popular styles and a few tips on how to figure out if it will look good in your space.

Traditional

The most popular materials for traditional chandeliers are crystal and metal. Traditional chandeliers often have ornate details, and they easily lend themselves to traditional and transitional spaces. You should choose materials in the chandelier that coordinate with your existing decor if you’re going for a traditional look.

 

Rustic

If you have a cabin or a house that has a lodge feel to it, you probably will enjoy a rustic chandelier in your dining room, kitchen, living room, or entryway. Rustic chandeliers often incorporate branches, animal horns, or other rustic materials. The overall design is also fairly simple. When you want to incorporate a rustic chandelier into your decor, you should look at the other furnishings that you have to ensure that the chandelier that you choose isn’t competing with anything else. One of the dangers of this style of decor is to have so many antlers and statement pieces that the space makes people feel overwhelmed. Make sure you use an experienced electrician and not try to install these fixtures yourself.

 

Contemporary

If you love clean lines, you should consider a contemporary chandelier. There are often only a few materials that are used, such as brushed nickel and glass, and materials are shaped into smooth figures. These are great for kitchens with white quartz countertops and other rooms with fixtures that have clean aesthetics.

 

Mini

While not really a style, mini chandeliers are a good option for smaller spaces, such as bathrooms, small bedrooms, and walk-in closets. You can also use mini chandeliers as accent lighting in rooms that have larger chandeliers.


When you’re searching for a chandelier for a certain room, getting the proportions right is one of the most important aspects of choosing one. If you’re thinking about buying a chandelier, one of the first things that you should consider is the size of the space that you’re trying to illuminate and the height from which you intend on hanging the chandelier. When you’re choosing the styling, you should think about the overall aesthetic of the room and how you would choose the styling of many other major fixtures in a room.

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