I love everything about decorating, from picking paint colors (even though it’s hard!), to refinishing furniture, to picking out curtains — but, hands down, my favorite part is choosing lighting.
A stunning chandelier or pendant can set the tone for an entire house. I love a dramatic, massive crystal chandelier, a spidery, striking modern Mouille fixture, a bright and shiny brass globe pendant, or a sparkling, feminine capiz chandelier. If I had a job that consisted solely of matching stunning lighting to a fully decorated room, I don’t think I would ever get sick of it.
That said, I also like to buy on a budget. Unfortunately, I can’t justify a $700 chandelier, let alone a $1500 one, although I see lots of them that I love (talking about you, Aerin). I was perusing World Market the other day and I was so surprised and excited to find a lot of modern classics among their chandeliers and pendants (all under $300), so I had to share!
A classic Sputnik style chandelier can look great with so many styles and adds a touch of sophisticated whimsy. I love that this one is visually light with the tiny spokes. $249
Here is a sputnik chandelier in designer Lauren Liess’s former home.
A real Mouille chandelier would not come cheap, so this homage to the modern classic is wonderful to see. These pendants instantly modernize any room and make it look ultra cool. $249
I love it here mixed with both traditional and modern pieces in a chic living room. (Photo via Pinterest).
An updated take on a simple, traditional style. This would look great in so many different dining rooms. $249
This room by Emily Henderson is the perfect mix of contemporary and traditional, with a similar chandelier.
This bubble chandelier is going in my house somewhere. I love the whimsical look of it, it would make a serious room 10 times more fun! $199
Look how great it looks in this formal dining room by Toby Fairley.
Capiz chandeliers are everywhere but I’m not sick of them at all. They look so feminine and luxe. $149
I love it in this bedroom from Young House Love because mixed with the more streamlined pieces, blues and yellows, it doesn’t look overly feminine but makes the room much more interesting.
Again, a style I see a lot, but I’m still loving. This walks the perfect line between modern and traditional. I love that it looks clean and simple but still adds a lot of dimension to a room. $149