Chandeliers are a classic design detail making their way from the dining room to almost every room in the house.
In my interior design work, I love to hang chandeliers in the entry way, kitchen, bedrooms…even the master bathroom! The huge range of styles available makes them a chic element in homes ranging from traditional to ultra contemporary.
Chandelier trends are making them more accessible than ever, creating a look that can be stately and sophisticated, glamorous, or even whimsical. Your perfect chandelier will create ambiance, and can be a primary source of illumination, or just add a captivating glow to any room you choose.
Here are four trend categories I’m seeing in chandeliers this year. I hope you enjoy!
GOLD & BRASS METALLIC CHANDELIERS
We saw a lot of metallics at High Point Market a few months ago. Gold and brass are dazzling metals for chandeliers and a natural fit, since chandeliers often hang in the center of a room and creates a “wow factor.”
Crystal drops are a classic chandelier embellishment. This year, I’m also seeing metallics paired with natural stones, like banded agate slices, faceted quartz, and other stones, like chalcedony. Simply beautiful.
Geometric chandeliers may look quite contemporary when viewed alone, but the style works well in many types of homes. I incorporate this style into transitional design, which blends traditional elements with more contemporary ones.
The rustic look is hugely popular in interior design, and in chandeliers, it is created through wood beads, wood slabs, wrought iron, and other metal embellishments. Crystal embellishments are often beads, instead of drops, and are incorporated organically.
The industrial look has a lot of rustic elements to it, with a little more edge and less embellishment. You’ll often find Edison bulbs, black metal, steel pipes, and the light wires used as part of the design.
It’s fascinating to see the marriage of traditional elements, like sparkly cut crystal drops, with more sleek industrial elements, like plumbing pipes. The juxtaposition makes for real visual interest.
I hope this inspires you to consider some of the incredibly creative and lovely chandeliers available this year for your home. The range of styles means there’s something wonderful for everyone.