Bright Lights: 20 Chic Chandeliers

Overhead lighting sometimes gets rejected in favor of softer floor and table lamps.

But when your overhead lighting comes in the form of a stunning chandelier, it goes from being an eyesore to the crown jewel of your room.

Chandeliers don’t always have to be prim and proper crystal contraptions. Stores and websites are full of dangling light fixtures made from unconventional materials in every imaginable color. From whimsical turquoise-beaded chandeliers to quirky pieces in the shape of a ship, there’s bound to be one that fits your style and budget.

Put the perfect finishing touch on your space by adding one of these thoroughly modern chandeliers.

Greenhouse Indoor/Outdoor Chandelier
This greenhouse-inspired hanging fixture will make any room in your house feel a bit sunnier. (Pottery Barn, $799)


Custom Chinoiserie Chandelier
A chandelier with a classic silhouette is anything but predictable when done with ornate Chinoiserie details and bold coral color. (1stdibs, price upon request)


Winey Chandelier
Empty bottles never looked so good. Hang this playful piece over your kitchen island or behind the bar. (Layla Grayce, $553)


Crystal Ship Chandelier
Evoke a nautical vibe without a bit of decorative rope or navy blue. All you need is a blingy ship chandelier. (Z Gallerie, 


Janice Minor Three-Tiered Chandelier
Add some major glamour to your walk-in closet or dressing room with three tiers of shimmery mirrors. (Neiman Marcus, $2,195)


Turquoise Drape Chandelier
Looking for a perfect pop of color in one of 2014’s trendiest shades? Liven up any room with this turquoise-beaded beauty. (Horchow, $3,995)


Hoyne Pendant Lamp
While technically a pendant, this Crate & Barrel lamp has intricate ironwork that will cast pretty geometric shadows on walls, making it an ideal industrial alternative to a traditional crystal chandelier. (Crate & Barrel, $349)


Tilda Chandelier
Wood and iron feel fresh and clean when they’re whitewashed. Make your bathroom feel like a spa with this rustic chandelier. (Lightology, $1,512)


Pendant Lamp Bundle Light
You’ll have lots of bright ideas with this bundle of bulbs hanging in your home office. (High Fashion Home, $199)


Faux Antler Chandelier
The snow won’t seem to stop falling, so why not transform your family room into a ski lodge with this faux-antler chandelier from Pottery Barn? (Pottery Barn, $999)


Ro Sham Beaux Lily Pink Quartz Chandelier
You’ll be pretty in pink with this artful quartz chandelier. (Layla Grayce, $1,585)


Roots Chandelier
Shed some light on serious situations with a refined overhead fixture in the study. (YLighting, $830)


Rhododendron Chandelier
Funky and feminine, this Anthropologie chandelier is as pretty when it’s illuminated as it is when it’s turned off. (Anthropologie, $998)


Rustic Wire Basket and Wood Chandelier
Add casual charm to a breakfast nook with a rustic chandelier made from wire baskets. (Shades of Light, $449)


Rustic Orange Chandelier
Hang this quirky chandelier to add style to a craft room or to make a bold statement in a teen’s bedroom. The bright-orange branches will pop against walls painted in another saturated color, like navy blue. (Thomas Boog, price upon request)


5-Jar Chandelier
Antique-inspired canning jars cast a warm, homey glow over dining tables, kitchen islands or in entryways. (West Elm, $239)


Pink Parisian Teapot Chandelier with Shades
A tea party-themed chandelier brings age-appropriate style to the kids’ playroom or bedroom. (All Kids Lamps, $798)


Batons Large Contemporary Chandelier
If you have an ultra-mod room with high ceilings, try this sleek baton chandelier. (Grand Light, $1,160)


Wood Bead Basket and Jute Frame Mini Chandelier
An organic-feeling wood and jute fixture will pop in gleaming white kitchens and bathrooms. (Shades of Light, $450)


Halo Chandelier
Don’t neglect bedroom décor just because guests rarely see it. You’ll have sweet dreams with a shabby-chic “halo” chandelier hanging in your boudoir. (Anthropologie, $348)