10 chandelier ideas to brighten up a room

Not every home has the benefit of having loads of natural light. Is the solution to embrace the darkness? Nah. Look on the bright side (literally) and find a light fixture that makes a style statement and creates a unique ambience.

Emily Henderson Home Tour White and Wood Dining room
Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE Photography by STUDIOLAB

Brighten up open spaces with a set of contemporary fixtures that accentuate the high ceilings. Need inspiration? Take a cue from Emily Henderson.

West Village Townhouse Alison Cayne Taupe Living room
Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE Photography by Meghan McNeer

A vintage chandelier–a Paris flea market find, nonetheless!–effortlessly complements Ali Cayne‘s modern decor, creating the perfect balance of old and new.


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Brown and White and Wood Dining room
Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

When decorating her southern home, Colleen Locke chose a fabulous light fixture that’s not only functional, but doubles as an artistic centerpiece within the space.

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Photography by Guitar decor inspiration from Little Green Notebook’s Jenny Komenda

Experiment with unusual shapes and lighting concepts. It’s the perfect opportunity to let your personality reflect your style, just as Jenny Komenda did in her chic living room.

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Photography by Little Green Notebook’s Jenny Komenda created a beautiful bathroom for her home’s redesign. The green walls combined with the dark black tub create contrast and a calming oasis. Illustration by Karen Hull

Don’t neglect the little spaces. Yep, a striking light fixture can be the secret decorating weapon in a modern bathroom.  See more from Jenny Komenda’s home.

Jenna Lyons Black and White Bathroom
Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO Photo Courtesy of Zara Home

The transparent concept behind a bare light bulb encased in glass promotes a sophisticated touch of boldness, without overpowering the room’s existing elements.


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jenna lyons Black and Gray and Yellow Living room
Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

An extravagant crystal chandelier provides just the right balance between traditional and timeless modern decor.

10 chandelier ideas to brighten up a room
Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

An eclectic assortment of lighting fixtures illuminate an outdoor lounging area, completing the casual effect of the space.

White and Wood Kitchen
Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

Contoured fixtures with wired details shed a generous amount of light–and personality! See how designer Anna Burke took a traditional staple and gave it a coastal revamp.

10 chandelier ideas to brighten up a room
Photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER

A cluster of dropdown pendants emphasize the streamlined details of this modern space.


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