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Chandelier Trends to Love

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

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Bari 12-Light Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

John-Richard Collection Six-Light Veiled Shade Chandelier

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Zanadoo Short Chandelier Antique Brass by Arteriors

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Eclipse Agate Chandelier in Brass by Emporium Homes

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

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Aerial 6 Light Chandelier by Currey & Company

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Ethan 8-Light Iron Chandelier

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Iberlamp Terra 17 Light One-Tier Chandelier

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Tournant Pendant by Noir

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.

RUSTIC CHANDELIERS

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Industrial Lightworks Reclaimed Wood Suspended Chandelier in Brass

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Currey & Company Falconwood Chandelier

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Vilanova Modern French Concrete Wrought Iron Six-Light Chandelier by Kathy Kuo Home

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Maxim Lighting International Elegante Rustic Chandelier in Oil Rubbed Bronze

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.

INDUSTRIAL CHANDELIERS

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Tribeca 5 Light Bar Chandelier by Michael McHale Designs

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Metal Chandelier With Crystals by First of a Kind USA Inc

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Black Water Pipe Chandelier With Seven Lights and Painted Finish by Hong Yutao

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Fog Ceiling Lamp by ZUO Modern Contemporary

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.

2016 Chandelier Trends from Barbara Gilbert Interiors

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