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Finding the Right Chandelier, Room by Room

Depending on the size of your room and the height of your ceilings, you’ll need a different type of chandelier fixture to look appropriate in your space. We have a wide selection of different styles of chandeliers to choose from, from the most traditional looks to avant-garde or contemporary fixtures. Take a look at some of our recent favorites to get an idea of the right chandelier for your space.

The Dining Room

Generally speaking, the dining room tends to be one of the more formal space in the home. Your dining room lighting can hang lower than fixtures in other rooms because it is only hanging over the dining table, but you don’t want it to hang so low that it begins to touch near the tabletop. Another thing worth considering is the fixture’s brightness. A dining room chandelier with dimming capabilities is going to be better suited to dinner parties or any other gathering where harsh light would be uncomfortable.

Berna Chandelier by Metropolitan Lighting

For a dining room chandelier that will wow your guests, check out the new Berna 32-Light Chandelier by Metropolitan Lighting. This stunning fixture is a modern take on the traditional candelabra style fixture, replacing ornate filigreed stems with sleek and sophisticated fluted glass arms. The transparent arms extend from a polished chrome base for a contemporary appearance. The fixture is 27 inches tall and 35.5 inches in diameter. Available for $3990.00 + Free Shipping!

The Bedroom

Cameron Island Chandelier by Fredrick Ramond

If ornate detailing fails to strike a chord with you, you might enjoy the clean lines and simple design of the Cameron Island Chandelier by Fredrick Ramond. This Frederick Ramond designed piece draws on a subtly nautical aesthetic to deliver a gender neutral fixture that is perfect for the bedroom. The chandelier combines the primarily bold wood with polished chrome accents and drum shaped, textured fabric shades to balance the visual weight of the design. The fixture is 21.5 inches in height and 23 inches in diameter. Available for $589.00 + Free Shipping!

This piece is going to look perfect for your bedroom lighting in a room that strives for no frills minimalist sophistication.

Entryway & Foyer

Capsule Chandelier by Varaluz

For a brand new look and exclusively available at Lumens, the Capsule Chandelier designed by Ron Henderson for Varaluz has an exceptionally chic take on mid-century modern style. Calling to mind the atomic styles of the Cold War era, this fixture’s shining torpedo shaped bulbs are a guaranteed conversation starter. Exposed bulbs give off a bright glow from the fixture. It is available in either champagne with champagne glass or chrome with smoke glass. Depending on the size of your foyer, you can choose from a style with either nine or fifteen lights extending from the nucleus of the fixture. The nine light option has a height of 18 inches and the fifteen light option has a height of 24.74 inches. Available for $549.00 + Free Shipping!

You’ll even be doing the environment a favor by choosing this fixture, as the materials are 70% recycled steel and 100% recycled glass. Varaluz is committed to making eco-friendly light fixtures and the Capsule collection is no exception. Make a splash the second visitors walk into your home with the Capsule Chandelier.

The Living Room

Zettles 5 Light Chandelier by Ingo Maurer

For an attention grabbing living room light fixture, the Zettel’z 5-Light Chandelier by Ingo Maurer is a funky contemporary piece. The fixture is actually interactive with paperclips holding about 80 sheets of Japanese paper with expressions of love and desire. Only half of the sheets are actually printed, as the designer encourages the owner of the chandelier to bring out the poetic side in himself or herself and jot down their own romantic musings. The result is a fascinating interplay of light and shadow that becomes a uniquely personalized fixture. This German made piece is 47.2 inches in height and gets rave reviews from owners:

This fixture is unique, reminds us of an Alexander Calder mobile and fits beautifully in our modern, minimalistic style home. It hangs above our dining room table and we have already had one guest add their unique comments to a blank slip of paper. The company sends enough papers so that you really have the choice to go all blank, all written or a mix. We were looking for a blend of something artistic, sculptural and functional. This chandelier met all three criteria.

The Zettel’z 5-Light Chandelier is available for $1080.00 + Free Shipping!

Additional Resources

The best chandelier boils down to whatever your personal style consists of and the layout of the room you are adding it to. Hopefully this little room by room guide gave you some new ideas for the kind of contemporary or modern chandeliers you want in your home.

For additional ideas and inspiration, we encourage you to shop Lumens.com by room. Here you will find our handpicked selections to make finding the perfect chandelier an easy task.

About the author

Jeff Romero

Jeff Romero

I am on the marketing team at Lumens and enjoy writing about interior design topics, well-designed products and more.

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