A gorgeous, eye-catching chandelier can make a major style statement — and you don't need to stress over dollars and cents to find the perfect pick. This Fall, retailers are offering beautiful, affordable options in a wide variety of designs, and we've rounded up the best of the bunch to help you decorate your space. Click through to see six stunning chandeliers, all under $500!
Treat your sweet princess to a glittering chandelier that will light up her room. With dangling pendants and iron details, these minichandeliers are superchic and seriously make a statement, transforming a room from plain to big-time girlie-girl with the flip of a switch. From over-the-top decadent to simple and elegant, click through to find the one that's perfect for your girl's room.
We're back at the Milan Furniture Fair with Ginny Snook Scott, chief design officer of California Closets and our trendspotter. In case you missed it, yesterday she covered storage inspiration as found on the show floor. Today, she reports back on all the cool lighting on display to make rooms and pieces of your home shine. Check out Ginny's Instagram photos and see the new and trendy lighting pieces she spotted.
This week, I'm inspired by homes that embrace color, pattern, and vivacious style. Let's take a tour of bold global style, starting with a visit to an apartment designed by an artist in Kiev, then moving to a polka-dot Scandinavian kitchen and a moody-colored London flat, among other destinations. Take a look at how elements like bright paint colors and oversized wallpaper can influence the feel and ambiance of a home. Keep clicking for the full tour.
You visit your closet at least once a day — so why not dress it up a bit? Adding a stylish chandelier to your closet ceiling can make the space feel more like a glamorous dressing room than a haphazard collection of your clothes. Both chic and functional, a chandelier adds elegance and charm to any room. Whether you like to go all-out glitzy or more low-key, there's a chandelier to suit any style.
Simple and elegant, the Ethan Allen Five Light Scarlet Chandelier ($670, bottom left) manages to be both ritzy and refined. We love the classic wrought iron design — perfect for anyone who likes understated fashions.
For a small but striking dose of glam, the bubbly Fascination 3 Light Halogen Chandelier ($400, top right) does the trick. It's more affordable, it won't take up much space, and there's just enough bling to be noticeable without overdoing it.
The shiny golden Janice Minor Three-Tiered Chandelier ($2,195, top middle) is a major splurge — and a major style statement. Hundreds of mirror-finished disks make this extravagant piece feel extra luxurious but the simple shape keeps it timeless.
Photo courtesy of ELLE Decor
The first satellite that ever orbited the earth was the Soviet Union's Sputnik satellite, launched in 1957. Soon thereafter the launch inspired the creation of NASA in the United States, which in turn launched an infatuation with all things and objects space-related. Furniture and accents embraced this influence, with iconic pieces, including the Sputnik chandelier, showing that this style has staying power in hip households. From Design Within Reach's Satellite Chandelier (shown here) to the vintage ones you might spy at an antique store, these chandeliers' unique shape have made them a standout piece in homes. If you want to learn more about this fascinating chandelier, check out Houzz's article on Sputnik chandeliers.
Last weekend, a new hiking trail led me to a bank filled with dried money plants. The shimmering pods practically glowed in the twilight. The effect reminded me of some of the striking capiz shell chandeliers I've been admiring lately. After picking enough to fill a large vase, I decided to revisit my quest for decor pieces made from these iridescent beauties.
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Brass is undeniably beautiful, but this Winter season I'm attracted to the burnished warm color of copper as it adorns chandeliers, napkin rings, chairs, and much more.
There are plenty of gorgeous copper decor pieces to choose from, but I do have my favorites. Right now, I have a serious love affair developing with the Modernist Copper and Clear Crystal Prism Chandelier by Camer ($3,000, top row, left). This '60s-era modern crystal-prism chandelier is made from hand-blown three-sided prisms in alternating clear and copper crystals. It would add a spectacular focal point to a hallway, dining room, or living room. So chic!
On the more humble end of things, the Sur La Table Honeycomb Votive ($3, middle row, middle left) is perfect for decorating a holiday tablescape. Pair it with black tableware and copper-toned flatware for a truly dramatic table, or opt for rich purples for a warmer effect.
Finally, I'd be remiss not to mention another favorite — the Redsmith Dining Chair in Copper ($200, middle row, left). Commonly fabricated in cool silvers, the copper patina creates an entirely new look for the classic bistro chair.
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It's probably a good thing my landlord won't allow me to replace any of my light fixtures; otherwise, I'd be very tempted to drop a grand on something like the 19th C. Casbah Crystal Chandelier ($850-$1,395) from Restoration Hardware. The arresting, sparkling lantern, which is available in a few sizes, is strung with hundreds of multifaceted crystals, which are each polished by hand. The symmetry of the globe shape makes it a really versatile piece, which I could see in a few different places around my home. If only.
It turns out, there is a much more affordable option for those of you out there who are on the hunt for a new crystal chandelier.
Who would have thunk that chicken wire could be used in so many ways! We all saw it re-used mainly in frames, but did you see this luxurious boutique chicken hotel? Those chickens live la dolce vita over there, lol. And then there is Ashley, who just took a whole wall and covered it in chicken wire! I could imagine hanging all my high heels on there.
I discovered chicken wire at the Dollar Store and found one of those wire clothes hangers in my closet and my chandelier idea was born.