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Brighten Up Your Living Room With Modern Chandeliers

A timeless symbol of grandeur, the chandelier has been the lighting of choice for theatres and luxury hotels since the early 17th century. While it’s unlikely these extravagant statement pieces will ever go out of style, the traditional chandelier design is undergoing a modern transformation. Like its predecessors, the contemporary chandelier is an alluring statement piece that demands attention.

What’s the point of having a beautifully designed space if you’re sitting in the dark? Lighting is one of the essential elements of a room and can impact how everything else—from the wall colour to the art to the rug—looks. If you’re ready to take your lighting to the next level, discover these genius living room lighting ideas that are sure to make your space brighter and more beautiful.

On a sun-soaked veranda in New York’s historic Dutchess County, a three-tiered Egyptian fixture adds a splash of vibrant color.

Sphere & Stem Chandelier

West Elm

With its floating milky white glass globes, this six-light chandelier can bring a sense of balance into any space. The minimalist bubble design is complemented by a bi-level brass mental stem with an adjustable hanging height function. You can currently purchase the Sphere & Stem Chandelier from West Elm for A$899.

Bari Copper Branch Crystal Chandelier

Morsale Collections

This 15-light chandelier blends modernity and tradition with its sparkling twist on the classic crystal chandelier. Featuring gleaming copper branching stems and K9 crystal globes, the decorative chandelier can be purchased from Morsale Collections for A$1995.

Spillray Chandelier


Designed by Italian lighting producers, Axolight, the Spillray chandelier stylishly reclaims the goblet lighting of traditional chandelier designs. The glass diffusers are finished with a chrome-plated metal frame to gently illuminate their surroundings. The Spillray chandelier can be purchased from Mondoluce and is available in several sizes and finishings.

Brigitte Chandelier

Hudson Valley

Designed by New York lighting designers, Hudson Valley, the Brigitte chandelier offers a modern industrial take on the classic lighting design. The Brigitte chandelier is available in 6 light or 10 light varieties, with finishings in aged brass or old bronze. Guaranteed to add a little edge to any room, you can purchase the Brigitte Chandelier from Hudson Valley.

Jewel Pendant In Black

Beacon Lighting

This captivating chandelier is inspired by the glamorous art deco designs of the 1920s. The 25-light Jewel pendant is made of hand finished glass with a blend of translucent, smoked and metallic finishings. With a 1.8 metre stage rod, the lighting can take centre stage in any room. You can purchase the Jewel pendant chandelier from Beacon Lighting for $2195.

King & Venus

Precosia Lighting

Designed by renowned Czech designer, Rony Plesl, this reimagining of the historic Maria Theresa will add an element of whimsy to your home. Retaining the grandeur of traditional chandeliers, the Venus light is made from hand-blown opal glass and nickel stainless steel to create a spellbinding piece of lighting. You can purchase the Venus XL light from Precosia Lighting.

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